The fort which has been built in a colossal style has many prominent palaces, huge towers and well-designed memorials inside it. The colossal structure of the fort is secured by several strong gateways. The Chittorgarh Fort is truly an embodiment of the chivalry and pride of the Rajputs. The fort was the capital of the Gahlot and the Sisodia kings who ruled Mewar during the 7th and 8th centuries. The Chittorgarh Fort was named after the Maurya ruler, Chitrangad Maurya of those times.
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The strong and huge gateways through which the fort is accessible are known as Pols. These gateways comprise of strong iron spikes and were the watch towers during the rule of the Rajputs. The crisscross paths to the fort are interrupted by seven huge Pols at intervals. The Ram Pol which has a temple in the vicinity, the Padal Pol, with two memorials dedicated to the Rajput Martyrs, Bhairon Pol, named after Bhairon Das Solanki who fought against Bahadur Shah, Ganesh Pol, Jorla Pol, Lakshman Pol and Hanuman Pol are the names of the gateways to the fort. But the main gateway to enter the fort is the Suraj Pol or the Sun Gate.
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The huge fort also consists of several well-designed palaces inside namely, the Rana Kumbha Palace and the Padmini’s Palace. The several temples inside the fort exemplify the noteworthy carvings and intricate designs during the times of the Rajputs. The main temples include Sammidheshwara Temple, Jain Temple, and Kalika Mata temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Meerabai Temple and Kumbha Shyam Temple. The Gaumukh Reservoir in the shape of a cow’s mouth which is a huge reservoir through which the water flows and the Bhimtal tank are the other structures inside the Fort worth visiting. Among the huge towers that glorify the rule of the Rajputs, the Kirthi Stambh and the Vijay Stambh are the most famous ones. These imposing towers took several years to get completely constructed with the carvings of Hindu Gods on it.
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Situated on a high hill near River Gambheri, this grand fort in Rajasthan was built by the Maurya rulers in the 7th century. The fort which has witnessed three main battles in the Indian history stands on a hill which is 180 metres high. This huge fort covers an area of 700 acres and is a prominent place of tourist interest in the state of Rajasthan.