Located in Rajasthan, Chittorgarh Fort is best known fort with its origin from Pandavas of Mahabharata. Standing 180 meters high, it is believed that it was built by Bhima, one of Pandava brothers. This fort covers an area of 700 acres and has Meera and KhumbaShyam temple in it. One of the largest forts in India, it is considered a World Heritage Site.
Chittorgarh Fort has several magnificent monuments such as gates, historical palaces and temples which inspires imagination of tourists. It is epitome of Rajput pride, spirit and romance, with history of sacrifice and heroism. The main reason to visit this outstanding fort is its massive hilltop which depicts Rajput values and culture. The other sightseeing sites here are Padal Pol, Jorla Pol, Bhairon Pol, Ganesh Pol, Hanumam Pol and Lakshman Pol.
There’s one mile long road to Chittorgarh Fort, which is exhaustive and quite steep. The fort can be reached through seven huge gateways, which are guarded by iron spiked doors and watch tower. Also known as Water Fort, it had 84 water bodies; about 22 exist today. These water bodies include kunds, talabs and baories. The average depth of these reservoirs is 2 m and can store about 4 billion liters of water.