history of Chittor is one of the most stirring chapters in Indian history
for it was there that the flower of Rajput chivalry sprang to life and the
immense stretch of its sacred walls and ruined palaces relate the saga of
innumerable sieges and heroism which has almost become a myth now.
Chittorgarh was one of the most fiercely contested seats of power in
India. With its formidable fortifications, Bappa Rawal, the legendary
founder of the Sisodia dynasty, received Chittor in the middle of the
eighth century, as part of the last Solanki princess's dowry. It crowns a
seven-mile- long hill, covering 700 acres (280 hectares), with its
fortifications, temples, towers and palaces.
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