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Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in Asia.

Chitaurgarh is a city and a municipality in Rajasthan state of western India. The city of Chittaurgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach.

The Chittorgarh Fort seated on a 180 metre hill, covers an expanse of 700 acres (2.8 km2). It was constructed by the Mauryans in the 7th century AD.

The district was bifurcated and a new district namely Pratap Garh. The sacrifice of Jaimal and Phata in the war against the Mughals (1568 AD) was so great that the Mughal Emperor Akbar installed their statues in the fort of Agra. It has also been land of worship for Meera.

Chittorgarh is home to the e fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely and thrice Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. The famous warriors Gora and Badal, in the war against Allaudin Khalji (1303 AD), have become legendary.

Rana Kumbha Palace

At the entrance gate near the Vijaya Stamba, Rana Kumbha's palace, the oldest monument, is located. The palace included elephant and horse stables and a temple to Lord Shiva.

The palace is built with plastered stone. The remarkable feature of the palace is its splendid series of canopied balconies.

Udaipur City Palace

City Palace, Udaipur, is a palace complex in Udaipur, in the Indian state Rajasthan.

It is located on the east bank of the Lake Pichola and has several palaces built within its complex.
The city Palace was built concurrently with establishment of the Udaipur city by Maharana Udai Singh II, in 1559 and his successor Maharanas over a period of the next 300 years.

The capital of the Sisodia Rajput clan in 1559, after he moved from Chittor.

Founding of the city and building of the palace complex cannot be looked in isolation as the Maharanas lived and administered their kingdom from this palace.

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