The Chittorgarh Fort has witnessed 3 bloody sieges and 'jauhars' (a Rajput custom by which royal maidens and girls immolate on their own inside the fire to save their honor through the cruel fingers of the enemy, when there isn't any opportunity of defeating the enemy).
The walls and the environment is still haunted with all the gloom of despair, valiant pride of the Rajput queens and girls and sheer zeal and bravery of their men who refused to cow down just before the enemy.
The Rajput style of architecture is plainly visible in the fort, which is mentioned to be the Gahlot and Sisodia ruler of Mewar from the 8th towards the 16th century.
Named following Chittrangad Mauraya, the magnificent fort rises one hundred fifty m over the surrounding area and runs to an approximate duration of three km covering an area of 60 acres and peripheral length of thirteen km.
The legend says that once the talks of Rani Padmini's magnificence reched the many years of Sultan Alauddin Khilji, the powerful ruler of Delhi, he requested her husband, Rana Rattan Singh, to get a glimpse from the queen.
Although, it went versus the honor code of Rajputs, however he was permitted to get a glimpse from the queen by means of the reflection of the queen inside a drinking water tank that ignored the palace.
Alauddin, then, had the audacity to attack Chittor to gain her possession. He won the war but lost Rani Padmini who committed 'jauhar' to help save her honor.
The entrance of the Chittorgarh has seven huge gates, the 2 towers identified because the 'Kirti Stambh' (Tower of Fame) and also the 'Vijay Stambh' (Tower of Victory) along with various temples, reservoirs, and palaces dating in between the 9th and 17th centuries.