Chittorgarh is one of the most enchanting cities of Rajasthan. Synonymous with bravery and romance, this city reflects the glorious history of Rajputs. It was once the seat of power in India. This land boasts of several interesting legends and tales of Rajputs. Chittorgarh has always been the pride and glory of Rajasthan. Once the place full of citadels, graceful palaces and chhattris, today lies in ruins. But these ruins echo the tales of valour and romance of the past, very unique to Rajasthan and the Rajput people.
Chittorgarh Fort Chittorgarh :-
The most fabulous attraction of the city, this fort is the largest fort in India. Considered as one of the best forts of Rajasthan, it was built in the 7th century in a majestic Rajput architectural style. Beautifully set on a 180 m high hill, the fort boasts of several attractions such as Fateh Prakash Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace and Chhhatris. A visit to this fort will take you back to the times of Rajputs.
Rana Kumbha Palace Chittorgarh :-
Rana Kumbha Palace is a part of number of legends. These legends are associated with queen Padmini of Chittorgarh. The palace is also named after the greatest of the Sisodias. The location of the palace also has its association with the history of the place. It is in this location where Padmini committed Jauhar or self immolation. The self immolation was also joined by 700 followers to save honor. This was done as a way to avoid getting dishonored at the hands of the enemies. However, after much effort, archaeologists still haven’t discovered the underground cellars where this act was performed
Vijay Stambh Chittorgarh :-
Vijay Stambh or the Tower of Victory is yet another historical monument that shows the valour and vigour of Rajaputs. The Tower of Victory built by Rana Kambh in 1440 AD, to honour the victory over the Mahumud Khilji of Malwa. Although the Chittorgarh fort comprises of a lot of temples and palaces the Tower of Victory holds a special importance.
Padmini Palace Chittorgarh:-
One of the prominent tourist attractions in Chittorgarh, Padmini’s Palace narrates the story of the Cleopatra of India-Rani Padmini in its design. Also known as Rani Padmini’s Palace, it flaunts a three-Storeyed structure, which has its outer walls painted white and it overlooks a pleasant lotus pool. Surrounded by water, the architecture of the Palace is somehow influenced by the Jal Mahal of Jaipur. Today, the famous Padmini palace stands as a promising symbol of beauty, valor, honor and tragedy of the past of Chittor
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