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Chittaud Garh is one of the oldest cities of Raajasthaan - founded in 728 AD by Bappoo Raaval, who according to a legend was reared by Bheel Tribe. The fort dominates the city and is itself 280 Hectare in area. The fort stands on a 152 m high rocky hill rising abruptly from the surrounding plane. The great length, 5 km, makes the elevation look lower than it really is. The place is deserted, the modern town lies at the foot of the hill and is surrounded by a wall. Access is across a limestone bridge of 10 arches over the Gambheree River. The winding 1.5 km ascent to the fort is defended by seven impressive gates.
There were three occasions in Chittaud Garh's history
when its people preferred death to surrendering.
After this event the fort was
abandoned and the capital of Mevaad was moved to Udayapur. Then in 1615
Jahaangeer restored the city to the Raajpoot.
Created by Sushma Gupta on 3/15/06
Updated on 11/17/11