UNESCO Heritage Site – Chittorgarh Fort – PPC – By India Post
Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India It is a World Heritage Site. The fort, popularly known as Chittor was the capital of Mewar and is today situated in Chittorgarh.
Chittorgarh, also called Chittaur, from the 7th century to the 16th, was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs. Chittaur evokes memories of great heroism and sacrifice by Rajput men and women in the intermittent battles that they had to fight against invaders from Northwest or Delhi. Chittaur witnessed both the ravages of war and the triumphs of the spirit. Allaudin Khilji who coveted Queen Padmini of Chittaur, invaded the city in 1303 A.D. Queen Padmini and the women of the court sacrificed themselves in a pyre of fire rather than submit to anybody.