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Chittaurgarh

Brief
Chittaurgarh - the land of romance and valor, is an old city extending the tradition of Rajasthan. It is not just another ruined citadel, it is a symbol of bravery in Rajasthan. Chittaurgarh was invaded three times and on each occasion, the ritual of 'Jauhar' which involved throwing oneself into raging fire or a well as the case may be, to be spared humiliation at the hands of the enemy, was performed. It is surrounded by Kota in the east and Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh and Banswara in the South-West, Udaipur and Rajsamand in the west and Bhilwara and Bundin in the north. 

Reasons to visit  
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Chittaurgarh Fort     
A standing sentinel to the courage and valor of Chittaurgarh, it stands tall over a 180 meter high hillock covering a massive area of 700 acres. The fort is believed to have been built by the Maurya rulers in 7th century AD. It is believed to be constructed by later Mauryan rulers in 7th century A.D. this fort is located on a 180 m high hill and covers an area of 700 acres. It has a distinct Rajput character and owns many architectural attractions.

Kirti Stambh
Kirti Stambh is a seven-storied structure with a cramped stairway of 54 steps. It is 30 feet at the base and narrows down to 15 feet at the top and is adorned with Jain sculptures on the outside. It is dated approximately around the 12th century AD. It is dedicated to the first Jain tirthankara or spiritual teacher Adinath and has an impressive five-feet-high statue of the saint. 

Vijay Stambh 
The most imposing structure within the Chittaurgarh Fort is the Vijay Stambh. This tower can even be seen from the town which is located below the fort. This exemplary piece of architecture stands on a pedestal of 47 square feet and 10 feet high while the tower alone stands at a height of 122 feet and is 30 feet wide at the base. There are 157 steps and the stairs are circular. It is believed that the tower took 10 years to be completed.

Sammidheshwara Temple
The Sammidheshwara Temple is near this tower. Gaumukh reservoir and the palace of Queen Padmini are important spots to the south of the Rana Kumbha Palace. According to legend Ala-ud-din Khilji - the Sultan of Delhi was allowed to see the reflection of Queen Padmini in this palace. A big water reservoir with water gushing out of a rock shaped in the form of cow’s mouth called ‘ Gaumukh’ is close to the opening of the cave where Rani Padmini and the other women are believed to have performed jauhar.

Mohar Magri (Hill of gold coins)
This small structure was raised during the invasion of Chittaurgarh by Akbar in 1567. It gets the name Mohar Magri because it is believed that Emperor Akbar paid one mohar (gold coin) for each basketful of earth placed on the mound, since the work was very dangerous as there were brave soldiers guarding the the ramparts from above. This mound was raised to such a height that the Mughal cannons could be placed over it and fired inside the fort. 

Shopping
Chittaurgarh district is full of shopping activities. One can purchase Indian handicraft including embroidery and jewelry items from this district. The shops of the area also sell puppets and pottery. The main shopping items of the district are Thewa jewelry and wooden painted toys. The travelers can also purchase leather shoes made of camel leather.

Festive Celebrations 
The fair and festivals of Rajasthan reflect the life style and people as also seen in Chittaurgarh Gangaur festival a festival of maidens and married women it is dedicated to Gauri, a manifestation of Goddess Parvati . It begins on the day following Holi and is celebrated for eighteen days.