A home to the largest fort in India, Chittorgarh is among the ancient cities in India. The rich culture and historical significance of the place put it on the global map. Founded by the Pandava warrior Bhima, Chittor is a place which puts to display the perfect blend of beauty, love, grace, and courage.
Let us have a look at best five places to visit in Chittorgarh:
1. Chittorgarh Fort
- Surrounded on all sides by cliffs, Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort complex in India.
- The imposing and larger-than-life structure of the fort takes one back to the days of tragedies and conquests.
- You’ll have to pass through seven gates before arriving at the Rampal.
2. Gaumukh Reservoir
- Since the shape of this reservoir resembles the mouth of a cow, it is named as Gaumukh Reservoir.
- It is one of the most important reservoirs surrounding the fort area and is filled with water till this day.
- Also known as “Tirthraj of Chittor”, it is speckled with fishes that are fed by the pilgrims visiting the site.
3. Rani Padmini’s Palace
- Rani Padmini’s Palace is stationed beside a large lotus pool with a central pavilion.
- Legends have it that as Rani Padmini sat in this pavilion, Ala-ud-din Khilji saw her reflection in the water and instantly decided to destroy Chittor in order to possess her.
4. Vijay Stambh
- Built by Maharana Khumba, Vijay Stumbh immortalizes the triumph of Maharana against the Muslim rulers.
- The detailed sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses coupled with the immensely beautiful Rajasthani architecture make it a worth-visit spot in Chittoor.
5. Jain Temples
- The fort of Chittor is a home to six Jain temples. Amongst them, the temple of Jain guru Adinath is the largest one having 52 ‘devikulikas’.
- The other temples embraced within the fort includes the Satbis Deora, Digambar Jain Mandir, Chandra Prabhu Jinalaya and temples of Meerabai.