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Chittorgarh Travel Guide

Chittourgarh- The town of the brave, known for its massive fort atop a hill, which can be singled out for its glorious past.

The fort has checkered history, it has witnessed some of the bloodiest battles iln history, three great Sakas and some of the most heroic deeds of valor, which are still sung by the local musicians. The antiquity of Chittaurgarh is difficult to trace, but it is believed that Bhim the legendary figure of the Mahabharta, visited this place to learn the secrets of immortality and became the disciple of a sage, but his impatience to perform all the rites deprived him of his goal, and out of sheer anger he stamped on ground creating water reservoir, this reservoir is called as Bhim Lat. Later on, it came under the Mauryas or Muri Rajputs, there are different opinions as to when ilt came under the Mewar ruler, but it remained the capital of Mewar till 1568, when it was shifted to Udaipur.

It is believed that Bappa Rawal the legendary founder of the Sisodia clan, received Chittaur in the middle of 8th century, as a part of the dowry after marriage with the last Solanki princess, after that his descendants ruled Mewar which stretched from Gujarat to Ajmer, upto the 16th century.



Tourist Attractions in Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh Fort

The Indomitable pride of Chittor, the fort is massive structure with many gateways built by the later Maurya rulers in 7 century. Perched on height of 180 Metres high hill, it sprawls over 700 acres. The tablets and chhattris within are impressive reminders of Rajput heroism. The main gate are padal pol, Bharion Pol, Hanuman pol, Ram Pol. The fort has many magnificent monuments.

Vijay Stambh (Victory Tower)

The imposing 37 metre high structure with nine storeys, covered with exquisite sculptures of Hindu deties and depicting episodes from the two great epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. it was bulit in 1440 A.D. by Maharana Kumbha, powerful ruler of Mewar to commemorate his victory over Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat.

Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame)

The 22 metre high tower built by wealthy Jain Merchant in 12 th century. The tower is dedicated to Adinathji the first of the Jain tirthankaras and is decoreted with figures of the Jain Pantheon.

Rana Kumbha's Palace

The ruined edifice of great historical and architectural interest, being the most massive monument in the fort of Chittor. The Palace is believed to have underground cellars where Rani Padmini and other women committed Jauhar.

Padmini's Palace

Built beside a pool, the Palace is magnificent one. It was here that Rana Ratan Singh Showed a glimpse of queen of Padmini to Alauddin Khilji. Rani Padmini stood in a Zanana Mahal- a pavilion in the centre and her reflection was visible to Alauddin Khilji in a mirror placed in the main hall. after having a gilmpse of the legendary beauty, Alauddin went to the extent of ravgaong Chittor in order to posses her.

Kumbha Syham Temple

Built during the reign of Rana Kumbha in the Indo-Aryan style, the temple is associated with the mystic poetess Meeerabai. - an ardent Krishna devotee. She was the wife of the prince Bhojraj.

Kalika Mata Temple

Originally built as a Sun temple in the 8 th century, the temple was later converted into Kalika Mata temple in the 14th century dedicated to the Mother Goddess Kali the symbol of Power and velour.

Goverment Museum

The Magnificent Fateh Prakash Mahal, presently a fine museum with an exquisite example of sculptures from temples and buildings in the fort.

Jaimal and Patta Palaces

The ruines of Palaces of Rathore Jaimal and Sisodia Patta are witness to the gallantry of these great warriors.

Meerabai Temple

The temple where Meerabai worshiped Lord Krishna is built in north Indian style on raised plinth with conical roof and beautiful inner sanctum. An open colonnade around the sanctum has four small pavilions in each corner.

 

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