Rani Padmini Place
fort and Vijay Stambh
The sequential city of Chittorgarh has a beautiful history attached to it. This city had been one amongst the bravest cities of the Rajput kingdom and was the seat of the brave Sisodia kings during the 8th century.
Chittorgarh, managerial head quarters of the Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan, is an old city mixed with bravery and romance. This city is one amongst the most enchanting cities of royal Rajasthan. This city boasts of a number of fascinating legends as well as tales of Rajputs. This city has various places that attract the tourists to this place.
Below mentioned are a few major attractions of Chittorgarh:
This fort is one of the major attractions of the city and the largest fort in India. The Chittorgarh fort is one amongst the finest forts in Rajasthan, built earlier in the 7th century in a royal Rajput architectural manner. Brilliantly set on a high hill at 180 m this fort boasts a number of attractions like Rana Kumbha palace, Rani Padmini palace, Fateh Prakash palace and Chhatris. Visiting this fort will surely take you to the times of Rajputs.
It is a beautiful nine storied structure which is traditionally known as 'victory tower'. This tall structure was built in 1440 by Maharana Kumbha celebrating their triumph over the Muslim rulers. This structure is also one of the most popular attractions in Chittorgarh.
The tower is decorated extraordinarily with Hindu Gods as well as Goddesses. The heroic stories of Mahabharata and Ramayana were portrayed on the sculptures beautifying the walls of this tower. One of the major attractions that attract most of the tourists at this place apart from the historic depiction is the beautiful bird's view that the people get of the entire city from the pinnacle of the victory tower.
Overlooking the energizing lotus pool, this palace is a wonderful historical place too. The place was named after the gorgeous queen Padmini.
It is believed that it was this palace where sultan Alauddin Khilji saw the reflection of the gorgeous Rani Padmini in a mirror which was situated in the hall of the palace. Besieged by the external beauty of the queen, sultan decided to make the queen his worthy wealth and ultimately this aspiration led him to conquer Chittorgarh.
Rana Kumbha palace:
It is the biggest structure inside the Chittorgarh fort which is almost in ruins. This structure is a must see attraction of Chittorgarh with absolute architectural as well as historical importance. It is this palace where Rani Padmini and the other majestic ladies committed Jauhar. This palace attracts a lot of tourists because of its magnificent style and beauty. An old temple dedicated to lord Shiva is situated nearby along with stables of horses as well as elephants.
This place was once a palace and exhibits an exceptional collection of royal majestic artifacts. This museum is closed on Fridays.
Fateh parkas museum:
This was an arresting palace which was then converted to a museum in the year 1968. You can witness astonishing sculptures at this museum.