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Only two and a half hours from Udaipur, the huge hilltop complex of Chittorgarh dominates its surroundings.

History

In 1303 the Sultan of Delhi set out to conquer the fort and capture the queen of Chittorgarh. Despite a heroic defense, Bhim Singh and his army were outnumbered and donned saffron robes of sacrifice before succumbing, while inside the walls the women and children committed mass suicide rather than live under Muslim rule.

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Today much of the fort is still standing and includes so many ruins that it takes at least half a day to fully explore.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Chittorgarh

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Chittorgarh, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Chittorgarh at its best.

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      The Maharajas' Express Train

      Luxury train journeys through India

      Luxury train journeys through India

      India specialist and former Mumbai resident Alison shares her experiences of luxury train journeys in India. She has picked out some of the most interesting routes and explains why they’re a fascinating way to explore India.

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