Gracefully sited on the banks of River Berach and Gambhiri, Chittorgarh is a beautiful city in the east of Udaipur. Also called as Chittaur, this city was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs from the period of 7th to 16th century. Every nook and corner of this majestic land symbolizes the Rajputana spirit, pride, courage and eternal romance. In fact, there are many monuments where you can actually see and feel the evidences of heroism and sacrifice showed by erstwhile rulers of the place. Besides all, the impressive and imposing Chittorgarh Fort is a great piece of architectural creativity, which stands still to epitomize the magnificence of that era. Checkout the Chittorgarh holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in and get ready to enjoy the best of this charming city.
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Perched above a 180 metre hill, Chittorgarh Fort is a massive architecture that sprawling over an area of 2.8 square kilometer. The fort beholds a stunning architecture with a number of monuments inside. This fort is believed to be built in the 7th century AD by the Mauryans.
Kalika Mata Temple:
Initially constructed in the 8th century for Sun God, this temple was converted a temple for mother Goddess Kali (in 14th century). This famous and ancient temple attracts a large number of devotees during festive days of Navratri.
Embellished with wonderful sculpture work and carvings on the exterior walls, this monument was constructed by 'Maharana Kumbha' to symbolize his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in the year 1440. Vijay Stambh literally means the tower of victory that soars up to 122 feet.
Devoted to the first Tirthankara of Jainism, Rishabha, Kirti Stambh is a seven storied pillar with superbly crafted idols of 'Shri Adinathji' in Digambar style on its four corners.
Rana Kumbha Palace:
Beholding rich heritage and regal architecture, Rana Kumbha Palace is a significant monument in the history of the city of Chittorgarh. The palace is located near the Vijay Stambh and also the birthplace of 'Maharana Udai Singh'. It has been said that Rani Padmini committed jauhar with other ladies in this palace.