10 Best Places to Visit in Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh harks back to the days of Rajput and valour. This land of Rajput’s offer a lot of historical tourist places to visit in Chittorgarh. This mighty fort was the capital of the Mewar Kingdom from the 7th to the mid 16th century under Sisodia Rajputs. Bappa Rawal wrested this place in battle from the leader of the Mori Rajputs but it was Rana Kumbha, who made it the pride of Rajasthan. The Mughals under Great Mughal, akbar stormed this bastion to prove their mighty.
Chittorgarh is known for its victory and its legendary heroic Rajput princess Maharani Padmini. Another famous woman of Chittor was the mystic saint Meera whose Bhajans/hymns still reverberate amidst the ruins.
Tourist Places to Visit in Chittorgarh : –
The fort at Chittorgarh is rated as the most impregnable, built by the Rajputs. Top in the list of visitors of tourist places to visit in Chittorgarh.
The ‘Victory Tower’ is the piece-de-resistance of Chittorgarh.
The tower has 9-stpreys and goes 37 metre high. There are religious inscription on the exterior of the tower. It was built by Maharana Kumbha.
Built by a wealthy Jain, the 22 metres tower is dedicated to the memory of Adinathji-the first of Jain tirthankaras.
Rana Kumbha Palace
Though in ruins , the splendour of yester years still glisten through the decay of a palace which has weathered many a battle.
As the tale goes, it was in one of the underground cellars with a vaulted ceiling where Maharani Padmini committed ‘Jauhar’-the tradition of burning on a pyre. Top in the list of visitors of tourist places to visit in Chittorgarh.
Having a commanding view of a pool, the palace where Queen Padmini is presumed to have lived, today lies in ruins.
Meera and Kumbha Shayam Temple
Rana Sangha’s eldest son Bhojraj had a poetess-wife,Meera, who led the life of a mystic, carving for ‘Krishna’. Top in the list of visitors of tourist places to visit in Chittorgarh.
Kalika Mata Temple
MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Fateh Prakash Palace, an imposing building a top the fort has been converted into a museum well worth a visit. Top in the list of visitors of tourist places to visit in Chittorgarh.
Main attraction :sculpture and armour.
PARKS & GARDENS
AT A DISTANCE
14 km. An ancient town in Rajasthan,it is situated north of Chittor.
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