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Stone Masterpiece…Chittorgarh Fort

The walls of the grand fortress called Fort Chittorgarh an area exceeding 280 hectares, rise above the plain and the town of the same name. Location Fort selected randomly mound 180 meters dominates the countryside, and the area it is extensive enough to her could accommodate the ancient capital of Rajasthan …¬†Chittorgarh Fort has a long and very sad story. Despite the good location – high on a hill, standing among the plains, a large area and high population, the fort was captured three times as enemies. When, after a long siege of the fort, it was clear that further resistance was useless, the male population came out of the fort to meet his own death, and at that time, women and children pokanchivali suicide by burning alive in a big bonfire. During the capture of the fort in 1535, thus killing 13 000 women and 32 000 men. Today, the fort attracts many tourists with its many attractions. Central among these is the eight-story tower stambha Vijaya or Victory Column, which is fully decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs. For well-prepared physically tourists have the opportunity to rise to the top, overcoming the steep climb up the ladder. It is also interesting to explore the ruins of palaces and ancient temples. On the territory of the fort was built more than one hundred and thirty churches. However, the majority now only ruins, but some retained their original appearance. On the territory of the fort is also the old city, where people are living quite a normal village life. So the tourists have a chance to get acquainted with the everyday life of Chittorgarh fort.

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