Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site. The fort, plainly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar and is today situated several kilometres south of Bhilwara.
Tower of Victory
Vijay Stambha or “Tower of Victory” is an imposing structure located in Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan, India. This tower is the piece-de-resistance of Chittaurgarh. It was constructed by Mewar king Rana Kumbha between 1442 AD and 1449 AD to commemorate his victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji.
Tower of Famea
Kirti Stambh is a 12th-century tower situated at Chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan, India. The 22 metre high tower was built by a jain merchant Jeeja Bhagerwala during the reign of Rawal Kumar Singh for the glory of jainism.
Gaumukh reservoir and Bhimtal Tank are other places worth visiting. Gaumukh reservoir is a huge water tank that gets water from Cow’s mouth shaped rock.
Rana Kumbha Palace
Rana Kumbha (1433-68) was a versatile man a brilliant, poet and musician. He built mewar upto a position of assailable military strength building a chain of thirty forts that girdled the kingdom But, perhaps more important was a patron of the arts to rival Lorenzo de Medici, and he made Chittorgarh a dazzling cultural center whose fame spread right across Hindustan.
Padmini or Padmavati spent her life in Singhal under the care of her father Gandharvsen and mother Champavati. Padmini had a talking parrot named “Hiramani”. Her father arranged a swayamvara and invited all the Hindu kings and Rajputs to ask for her hand. Malkhan Singh, a king from a small state came to her swayamvara to marry her.
It is dedicated to Meera Bai, a mystic poetess and great devotee of Lord Krishna. She was born in Kurki village near Merta to Ratan Singh Rathore and was married to Bhojraj, son of Rana Sanga of Mewar. In front of the temple is the cenotaph of Shri Rai Das of Banaras, the ‘Guru’ of Meera Bai. Within the cenotaph is a carved figure of five human bodied with one head. The figure conveys that all castes are equal and even outcastes can attain God.
Fateh Prakash Palace
Located near Rana Khumba palace, built by Rana Fateh Singh, the precincts have modern houses and a small museum. A school for local children is also nearby.