Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat is finally coming to theatres after much ruckus was made for a few weeks, after dropping the presumably problematic ‘i’ from the title. All the commotion caused by these gangs has triggered discussions regarding the factual accuracy of the film and the legend of Padmavati herself, and of imagined ‘insults’ to the ‘pride’ of people loosely associated with kings of the past. And in all those discussions, we have may missed out on the real magnificence of Chittorgarh, the fort and city that actually exists, that inspired all the legends and stories in the first place. As a reminder, we take you through the fort and show you a glimpse of its splendour and sheer magnitude. ALSO READ: Jodhpur and Jaisalmer in 4 Days: Itinerary for a Whirlwind Adventure Also Read - Rajasthan: CLP Meet Ends, Congress Vows to Bring Confidence Motion in Assembly Tomorrow

The hills around Chittorgarh Fort and the serpentine road that leads up to it

Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan , India Also Read - Rajasthan Political Crisis: Suspended Congress MLA Files Plea in High Court Seeking NIA Probe

A Reservoir within the fortified wall of Chittorgarh Fort

A Reservoir within the fortified wall of Chittorgarh Fort Also Read - Rajasthan Crisis: 'Gehlot Government in Majority', Says State Congress in-Charge Avinash Pande

Another view of the fort with the Tower of Victory, ramparts and Hindu temples

General view of Chittorgarh Fort (Garh) with the Tower of Victory, the ramparts and Hindu temples, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

A view of the Tower of Victory and the temples & palaces in the Chittorgarh fort

Tower of Victory, temples & palaces in the Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan. The fort the largest in India & Asia. It is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list as Hill Forts of Rajasthan. India

One of the many temples in the fort, an example of Indo-Aryan (North Indian) architecture

Temple in fort of Chittor. Example of Indo-Aryan (North-Indian) architecture. Chittorgarh fortress is the largest fort in India & Asia. It's on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list

Ram Pol Gate leading to the fort (Garh) of Chittorgarh

Ram Pol Gate leading to the fort (Garh) of Chittorgarh

Ruins of Rana Kumbha Palace in the fort of Chittor

Ruins of Rana Kumbha Palace in the fort of Chittor. Chittorgarh (fortress of Chittor) is the largest fort in India & Asia. It is on UNESCO World Heritage Sites list as Hill Forts of Rajasthan. India

A closer look at the Maharana Kumbh Palace (Mahal) at Chittorgarh

Maharana Kumbh Palace (Mahal) at Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India, Asia

Hindu Jain Temple named Satris Deori, built in the 11th century in Chittorgarh Fort

Hindu Jain Temple named Satris Deori built in 11th century in Fort Chittor, Chittorgarh city, Rajasthan, India

Mahasati Gate located inside the fort of Chittorgarh, with Samideshwar Hindu Temple in the background

Mahasati Gate located inside the fort (Garh) of Chittorgarh, with Samideshwar Hindu Temple in the background

Details of the Adhbudhnath Shiva Temple located inside the fort, with sculptures of Apsaras

Details of the Adhbudhnath Shiva Temple, located inside the fort (Garh) of Chittorgarh with sculptures of Apsaras, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

Reflections of Padmini’s Palace located inside the fort

Reflections of Padmini's Palace, located inside the fort (Garh) of Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

Reflections of Ratan Singh Palace inside the fort

Reflections of Ratan Singh Palace located inside the fort (Garh) of Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

Another view of the Ratan Singh Palace, with a Hindu Temple in the foreground

Ratan Singh Palace, located inside the fort (Garh) of Chittorgarh, with a Hindu Temple in the foreground

Finally, we leave you with a picturesque panorama of Chittorgarh Fort

Picturesque panorama of Cittorgarh Fort. It is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list as Hill Forts of Rajasthan. India

Chittorgarh was, for centuries, the capital of the Mewar kingdom. Its massive walls withstood many attacks. And the few moments that it fell to the siege of enemies became epic tales in their own might. Padmaavat itself is focused on a fictional account of the very real siege of the fort by Allaudin Khilji, ruler of the Delhi Sultanate. The fort’s imposing scale has even turned its origins into a myth; it is said that Bhima, the powerful Pandava of Mahabharata, built the fort himself. Located at the top of a 180-meter high hillock, the fort covers 700 acres, connected by a long serpentine road and with seven massive gateways or pols along the way.