Forts & Palaces
Also Known as 'Tower of Fame'.A
prosperous Jain merchant built the 22-metre high tower in the 12th
century. The tower is adorned with sculptures of the Jain pantheon and
is devoted to Adinath ji, the first of the Jain Tirthankaras.
The stubborn pride of Chittaur, the
fort is a gigantic structure with numerous gateways built by the rulers
in 7th century. Crowning a 180 m high hill, it spreads in a area of over
700 acres. The tablets and 'chhatris' within the structure are
remarkable reminisces of the Rajput gallantry. The most important gates
are Padam Pol, Hanuman Pol, Bhairon Pol and Ram Pol. The fort has
various outstanding monuments - some of them are the finest examples of
the Rajput architectural style. The primeval ruins of the fort are worth
Also Known as 'Victory Tower'.The
daunting 37 metres high structure with nine storeys, covered with
delicate figures of Hindu idols and portraying scenes from the two great
Hindu epics - Ramayana and Mahabharata. Built in 1440 by Maharana
Kumbha, it commemorates his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malawi and
Rana Kumbha's Palace
The remains of the structure are of
immense historical and architectural interest, being the biggest
monument in the Chittorgarh Fort. It is said that it was in the
underground cellars of this palace, where Rani Padmini and other royal
ladies committed 'Jauhar'.
Jaimal and Patta Palaces
The ruins of the palaces of Rathore
Jaimal and Sisodia Patta reverberate with the stories of these two
legendary 16-year old boys who defended the fort gallantly from the huge
army of the Mughals when Maharana Udai Pratap Singh fled from there to
save his life.
A magnificent place dedicated to
the beautiful and courageous Rani Padmini, it was here that Rana Ratan
Singh showed a glimpse of queen Padmini to Alauddin Khilji. The rest
that happened is history and turned out into the first-ever incident of
'Jauhar' in Chittorgarh Fort.
The glorious Prakash Mahal that has
been turned into a museum these days has on its display some of the
superb examples of sculptures from temples and buildings in the fort. It
is kept closed on Fridays.
Fateh Prakash Museum
Fateh Prakash Palace of Chittorgarh
Fort was converted into a museum in 1968. The main sculptures on its
display are Ganpati (dating 8th-9th century) from Pangarh and lndra and
Lain Ambica statues from Rashmi village of post-medieval period. There
are different sections displaying weapons and armory and the clay models
of local tribes with their traditional outfits.
Read about prime attractions in Chittorgarh to know more on the tourist places in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan.