Chittorgarh, lying on the Berach River, is a historic city located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The history of Chittorgarh is an intriguing one; full of anecdotes and incidents. Legends say that Bhima, one of the five Pandavas, came here to become the disciple of a sage who could tell him the secrets to immortality. However, his inability to perform the rites due to the lack of patience lead to the failure of his mission. As a result, Bhima got angry and stamped on the ground, consequently, creating a reservoir that is now known as Bhimlat.
It is believed that the foundation of 'Chittor' was laid by the Mauryas in the 7th century AD. The city of Chittorgarh is considered to be a symbol of valour, pride, spirit and honour. This fact is proven by the high number of battles that were fought here in order to defend the city against foreign invaders like Alauddin Khilji, Sultan Bahadur Shah and Emperor Akbar. Another legendary name associated with its brave history is Rani Padmini, who committed Jauhar after the Sultan of Delhi, enamoured by her timeless beauty, captured the city. Owing to its rich history, Chittorgarh has emerged as a popular historical destination in India and is thus frequented by travellers from across the globe.>