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Looking at Chittaurgarh in the backdrop of its saga of heroism and sacrifice, Col. James Tod, in his celebrated book, "Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan", wrote: "I gazed until the sun's lost beam fell on the ringlet of Chittor, illuminating its grey and grief worn aspects, like a lambent gleam lighting up the face of sorrow".

With its battle-scarred ramparts and blood-soaked soil, the huge complex of Chittaurgarh, spanning over 700 acres, is replete with monuments... each narrating its own story!

 
While Vijaya Stambha speaks to us of its great triumph of Rana Kumbha over the combined forces of neighbouring kings, Padmini Chamber fills us with gloomy pride and reminds us of the heroic deed of one of the most beautiful queens of the time, who preferred death to dishonour and, true to the Rajput tradition, committed 'Jauhar' along with hundreds of her maids and attendants. Meera temple tells us how a sense of sublime can be attained through selfless devotion and how our sweetest songs are those that tell us of saddest thoughts.
How to Reach  
   

Airport — Udaipur (112 km)
Railhead — Chittaurgarh
Rajnagar and 190 km via Bhadrak).
Rood — Bus services operate to several important destinations in the country.

 
Saga of heroism and sacrifice             
 
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