History

History

Chittorgarh, famous for its Rajput chivalry and pride, was home to ChhatariRajputs. It is believed that Chittorgarh was gifted to Bappa Rawal as a part of dowry when he married the Solanki princess in the 8th century.

BappaRawal was the founder of Sisodia dynasty. Bappa and his descendants ruled the place till the 16th century.

It is believed that Bheem, one of the Pandavas, visited this place and learnt the secrets of immortality. Once, he kicked the ground and water came out of the earth at that place. The place became a water reservoir and is presently known as Bheemlat.

History

In the 15th century, the place was ruled by Maurya Rajputs and remained a capital of Mewar till 1568 AD. The Mewars then shifted their capital to Udaipur.

The famous Chittorgarh fort was built by the Maurya rulers in the 7th century. The fort stands tall till today and is the most famous tourist attraction of the district. The fort was attacked thrice by different rulers but it didn’t lose its impregnability.

In 1303 AD, Allaudin Khilji attacked Chittorgarh because he was attracted towards Rani Padmini. Rani Padmini didn’t acceptKhilji’s offer and preferred to die and performed Johar.

In 1535 AD, Bahadur Shah attacked the place and in 1567 AD, Emperor Akbar won the battle against Maharana Pratap.