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Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan

Last week we visited the beautiful Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Today we travel 120 odd miles south east from Jodhpur to the former capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, Chittorgarh.

Chittorgarh is perhaps best known for its huge fort, which stands on top a 180m-high hill and extends for about 280 hectares. The fort holds a special place in the hearts of many Rajputs, as it was a bastion of the clan at a time when every other stronghold succumbed to invasion. Looking at the immensity of the fort on Google Maps it is easy to see how it was able to remain undeafted.

View a video of the fort on Google Maps

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