Chittorgarh

Overview

Chittorgarh is a city that lies on the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and was the administrative headquarters of former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. The city of Chittaurgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. Fiercely independent, the fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely. In the same city, thrice Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. The famous warriers Gora and Badal, in the war against Allaudin Khalji have become legendary in Rajasthan history. The sacrifice of Jaimal and Phata in the war against the Mughals (1568 AD) was so immense that the Mughal Emperor Akbar installed their statues in his fort, in Agra.
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