Heroism, valour, sacrifice, devotion… Chittorgarh Fort stands as a literal representation of the virtues of the Rajput kings and queens. This beautiful, extensive structure is the most popular fort of Rajasthan. The fort has seven gateways that one has to pass through to get in, along with the numerous water pools in the vicinity of the fort, which is vastly spread over 700 hectares. The water reservoirs, supplying water to 22 of the prior 84 pools around the fort is known to be able to contain at least 4 billion litres of water. The vast fort is an attraction that none can avoid, and Chittorgarh as a city takes immense pride in this edifice
Another structure located in the midst of the Chittorgarh Fort is the Rani Padmini Palace, named after Queen Padmini of Chittorgarh. She was married to the Rajput king Rana Rawal Ratan Singh, and was known throughout India for her impeccable beauty and intelligence. It is said that she herself inspected the defences of the palace when the fort was under siege by the Sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji. Art and music flourished during the reign of Ratan Singh, and the palace walls are adorned with beautiful Rajput paintings, those which catch the eye of a tourist immediately. After the battle at Chittorgarh Fort, Rani Padmini chose to commit Jauhar instead of getting captured by the enemy and bringing disgrace to the family honour. The palace stands as the symbol her valour and bravery.
Aptly named after Maharana Fateh Singh, the Fateh Prakash Palace is an epitome of modern architecture. Housing an idol of Lord Ganesh, along with a fountain, and found here and there are an array of wall paintings and murals. It is now popular as a museum of Rajput history, and the architecture is breathtaking just like all the other historical forts and palaces in Rajasthan. Sculptures, paintings, historical artefacts etc. are found in abundance in the museum, and it is quite an attraction for tourists.
Maharana Ratan Singh II was the son of Rana Sanga. He succeeded the throne after the death of his father. He served as the Maharana of a very short span of time from 1527 to 1531. Maharana Ratan Singh II during his lifetime had built a beautiful palace within the fort of Chittorgarh as a winter abode for the Royal family. From the northern part of the Chittorgarh Fort, this massive construction can be easily viewed.
Known by the name of Victory Fort, this huge tower was constructed between 1442 and 1449 AD by Rana Kumbha. It was built in the admiration of Rana Kumbha's victory over Mahmud Khilji. The 10 foot long tower is made by the combination of two rocks- red sandstone and marble. There are nine stories in this fort with each of the stories having its own individual balcony facing outwards. As one goes through the staircase one meets with an alternate view of either the central chamber or the adjoining gallery. A tour to Chittorgarh is incomplete without seeing this tower.
This temple is famous among local community at Chittorgarh and nearby villages and is around 20-30 Kms from Chittorgarh Fort. This temple is on the way to Chittorgarh from Udaipur. The architecture is very nice and is believed to be one of richest temple of Rajasthan.The idol in temple is considered to found from place nearby highway while digging and it has lot of significance.