The fort of Chittogarh rests on top of a 500 foot hill roughly 150 miles southwest of the Pink City of Jaipur located in the state of Rajasthan near the border India shares with Pakistan. Today, it is a deserted ruin but remains a symbol of the strength and honor of the state of Rajasthan.

In the early thirteenth century Chittorgarh was built as the first capital of the royal house of Mewar. The year 1303 brought a massive attack masterminded by the Sultan of Delhi, Alaudding Khili. It is thought that the Sultan's attack was motivated by his interest in claiming the Rajput princess as his own. As defeat loomed upon them, the princess and the other women of the fort threw themselves into the battle flames in an act of voluntary suicide. Their male counterparts fought to their death dressed in bright saffron colored robes.

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