Chittaurgarh, in Rajasthan state of India, is all about Rajput spirit, valour, pride and romance. Popular as Chittaur, the city lies on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. Places of Interest Chittorgarh Fort
One of the best known forts in Rajasthan, the fort finds its traces in the time of Pandvas. It is believed that Bhima, one of the Pandva brothers built the fort. Standing on the 180 meters high hill, the entire area of the fort is about 700 acres. There is the Meera and Khumba Shyam temple inside the fort. Seven huge gateways Padan Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol, Jorla Pol, Ganesh Pol, Laxman Pol And Ram Pol, that are guarded by watch tower are built on the way to the fort. There is a one mile long serpentine & quite steep road to the fort. Kalika Mata Temple
In the 8th century, the temple was originally built as a Sun temple, but later converted to Kalika Mata Temple. Dedicated to the mother Goddess Kali, this temple is visited by many devotees during the days of Naatri when fairs are organized. Rana Kumbha Palace
This palace is of great historical and architectural interest to people. The palace is believed to be constructed with underground cellars where Rani Padmini and other women committed Jauhar ancient Indian Rajput Hindu tradition of honorable self-immolation of women. A light and sound show is organized in the palace every evening showcasing the rich history of Chittaurgarh. Vijay Stambha
Vijay Stambha or Jaya Stambha Tower of Victory , is the symbol of Chittor. Built by Rana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the Sultan of Malwa, this Stambha raises 37. 2 meters high with a base of 47 square meters. There are total nine stories accessed through a narrow circular staircase of 157 steps. Illuminated at the evening time with colorful lights, the stambha gives a majestical view from the top. Kirti Stambha
Kirti Stambha Tower of Fame is adorned with intricate Jain sculptures. Older and smaller than the Vijay Stambha, this tower is 22 meters high and 9.1m in base. The tower is built by a Bagherwal Jain merchant Jijaji Rathod. Dedicated to Adnath, the first Jain tirthankar, the stambha has six storeys connected through 54 steps. Padmini Palace
Located in the southern part of the Chittor fort, the palace is a white three- storied building. The Jal Mahal concept palace surrounded by water used in the palace became the inspiration for other palaces too built in the state. It is undoubtedly a distinct structure overlooking a pleasant pool.
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