Top 7 attractions to explore in Chittaurgarh
Chittorgarh district is famous for its vast forest region and attracts a lot of tourists every year who visit these forests for rejuvenation and adventure. While going back to history, Chittorgarh, famous for its Rajput chivalry and pride, was home to ChhatariRajputs. It is believed that Chittorgarh was gifted to Bappa Rawal as a part of the dowry when he married the Solanki princess in the 8th century.
Chittorgarh fort stands strong as a citadel in the state of the forts and palaces. Although there are many Monuments in Rajasthan to be seen and admired but Chittorgarh Fort is an epic waxing poetic about the Rajput gallantry and honour. Built in the 7th century AD, this UNESCO World Heritage Site used to be the capital of the Mewar rulers. The fort complex comprises seven gates, two towers, and 65 structures.
The Jain temples of Chittorgarh have a significant place in the history of Jainism. The precincts of the Chittorgarh fort embrace within it the Satbis Deora, Kirti Stambha, Vijay Stambha, Digambar Jain Mandir, Chandra Prabhu Jinalaya and temples of Meerabai. The Jain temples are stunning manifestations of art and structural design.
Padmini Palace was once the palatial abode of the exquisitely beautiful Rajput queen, Rani Padmini, the wife of King Rawal Ratan Singh. Revered as an epitome of beauty, Rani Padmini was the daughter of a Sinhala ruler Gandharvasen and plays a crucial role in the history of the gallant Rajput warriors. This queen was mentioned in the epic poem of 'Padmavati', which had been composed during 1540 CE, by Malik Muhammad Jayasi.
This is a Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is located within the Chittor Fort, at the Gaumukha Tirthasthala, on the northern bank of the Gaumukh Kund reservoir. Since it was built and restored over a period of five centuries (11th-15th century), it features several sculptural styles.
Sanwariaji Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is located in Mandaphia in the North-Western Indian state of Rajasthan. Mandaphia is about 40 kilometres away from the city of Chittorgarh and falls on the Chittorgarh-Udaipur Highway. Because of its location, devotees visit the temple in large numbers while commuting between Chittorgarh and Udaipur.
Vijay Stambha, also known as the victory tower, is a piece of resistance of Chittorgarh. It was constructed by the king of Mewar.The mighty tower was constructed between the period of 1458 and 1488 and is so tall and massive that it is visible from any part of the city. Hence, the entire town can be viewed from here.
Map of attractions in Chittaurgarh