Chittaurgarh was a scene to some of the most fascinating tales of erstwhile kings of the Maurya dynasty and the Sisodia dynasty of Mewar. Chittaurgarh is home to the Chittaurgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is the largest fort in India and Asia. It was originally called Chitrakuta and the Chittaur fort was originally built in the 7th century AD by the King Chitrangada Maurya of the Maurya Dynasty. The fort was the site of three major sieges (1303, 1535, and 1567), by Muslim invaders, when the Hindu Rajput Rulers of the kingdom fought fiercely to maintain their honor and independence. In 1303, Alauddin Khilji sieged the fort and the fort was a scene to a large scale massacre in which some 30,000 local Hindu inhabitants were butchered. In 1535, Bhadur Shah, the king of Gujarat, besieged the fort and captured it. The final Muslim invasion to the fort took place in 1567-68 when the Mughal emperor Akbar besieged and captured the fort, resulting in the massacre of around 20-25000 Hindu inhabitants of Chittaurgarh. The fort remained under the control of Mughals until it came under the colonial rule of the British Empire. The other major places of tourist attraction in the city besides Chittaurgarh fort are Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh, Palace of Rana Kumbha, Palace of Rani Padmini, Kalika Mata temple, and the government museum. Chittaurgarh was also home to the devotion of Rani Meera Bai.
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