Incredible India: Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan

 

Chittorgarh fort

Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan, North India. This was the Fort where 13,000 women killed themselves (Jauhar) and 30,000 troops fought and died, rather than surrender to their enemies, during a siege. The Chittorgarh Fort was ruled by Chattari Rajputs from 7 CE to 16 CE, and abandoned after that. One of the largest Forts of India, it contained many Temples, Palaces & Living quarters. Originally, it had 84 water bodies (fed by natural catchment and rainfall), sufficient to provide for an army of 50,000 for four years! Seven major gates/fortification layers, secures it. More…

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