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Tourist Places in Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh, the legendary city of Rajasthan, is the epitome of Rajput pride, romance and spirit. Known as the city of bravery and sacrifice, Chittorgarh was one of the most fiercely contested seats of power in India. One of the most formidable forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort is the symbol of the Rajput bravery and sacrifice. Set on a steep180 m high hill, the massive Chittorgarh Fort has seven gates to enter the main gate Rampol.  Many legends and tales associated with heroism and sacrifices of the passionate men and women of Chittorgarh make it a wonderful place to visit.

The prime tourist attractions in Chittorgarh include the magnificent Chittorgarh Fort, Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory), Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame), Rana Kumbha's Palace, Padmini's Palace, Kalika Mata Temple, and Government Museum among many others.

Chittorgarh Fort: One of the most formidable forts in India, Chittorgarh Fort is the symbol of the Rajput bravery and sacrifice. Set on a steep180 m high hill, the massive Chittorgarh Fort has seven gates to enter the main gate Rampol. While passing through the second and third gate you can see two chattris (cenotaphs) built to honor Jaimal and Patta, the two brave soldiers who died fighting the armies of Emperor Akbar during 1568 siege. The Fort houses many beautiful palaces like Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace and Fateh Prakash Palace. 

Rana Kumbha Palace: A beautiful and massive monument inside the Chittorgarh Fort, the Rana Kumbha Palace is a ruined edifice of great historical and architectural interest. It is the place where queen Padmini committed Jauhar (self immolation) to protect her honor during the first seize of Chittorgarh by Alauddin Khilji.

Padmini Palace: Built beside a beautiful lotus pool with a historical pavilion, it is the place where Alauddin Khilji saw the reflection of the beautiful Queen Padmini in a mirror. He was so mesmerized by her unmatched beauty that he decided to attack Chittorgarh to posses the unwilling queen at any cost, leading to death of thousands of Rajput soldiers and women along with the queen. 

Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory):  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 Gujarat.

Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame): Dedicated to Adinath, the 1st Jain Tirthankar, Kirti Stambh is a 22 meters tower. It was built by a wealthy Jain merchant in12th century AD.


Government Museum
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.

Kalika Mata Temple: Originally built as a Sun Temple in the 8th century AD, it was later converted into Kalika Mata Temple in the 14th century AD. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, the symbol of power and valor.

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