As far as wildlife is concerned, the Indian peninsula is a continent in itself where the sheer diversity of the wildlife astounds you with more than 350 species of mammals and 1200 avifauna species in the country.
The people want to do only one thing in the cities during the summers – they want to get away from it. They want a cool getaway in India itself where they can have some respite from the scorching heat of the plains.
The Chittorgarh Fort is one of the prime Rajasthan attractions. It has been the stage for countless battles, sacrifices and sieges.
As soon as you enter the Chittorgarh fort you will be assailed by the atmosphere, which is haunted by courage, chivalry, and pride of the Rajputs. It in this fort, that Rani Padmavati and the women of Chittor committed ‘Jauhar’ or ‘self immolation’ to save their honour.
This is the oldest fort in Rajasthan and dates back to around 8th Century. The fort takes its name from Chattrangad Mauraya, and is a supreme symbol of early Rajput architecture. The fort has a height of around 150 mts and covers an area of 60 acres, with a peripheral length of almost 13 km.
Seven massive gates greet the visitor to the Chittorgarh fort. Several temples, palaces, and reservoirs, built between the 9th and 17th centuries are found inside the fort complex. Two of the most fascinating sights in the Chittorgarh fort are the giant towers known as the Tower of Victory (Vijay Stambh) and the Tower of Fame (Kirti Stambh).