Chittorgarh is another city and municipality in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. Chittorgarh is the epitome of Chattari Rajput (a Hindu Kshatriya (Warrior) caste) pride, romance, and spirit, for people of Chittor always chose death before surrendering against anyone. It reverberates with history of heroism and sacrifice that is evident from the tales still sung by the bards of Rajasthan. Though it can now be called a ruined citadel there is much more to this huge fort. It is a symbol of all that was brave, true and noble in the glorious Rajput tradition.
If you are in Chittorgarh then mentioned below is the list of places you must visit.
1. Vijay Stambh
Vijay Stambha (“Kirttistambha”) is an imposing victory monument located in Chittorgarh fort in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India. This tower is the pièce de résistance of Chittorgarh. It was constructed by Mewar king Rana Kumbha in 1448 to commemorate his victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji. The tower is dedicated to Vishnu.
2. Kirti Stambh
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.
3. Gaumukh Reservoir
A deep tank filled by a spring coming from a ‘cow mouth’, situated at the edge of the cliff. It is considered to be sacred where you can feed the fishes.
4. Rana Kumbha Palace
The ruined edifice is of great historical and architectural interest, being the most massive monument in the fort of Chittor. The palace is believed to have underground cellars where Rani Padmini and other women committed Jauhar.
5. Kalika Mata Temple
This Kalika Mata Temple was built originally in the 8th century as the Surya or Sun temple converted to its present form in the 14th century, it is situated across from Padmini’s Palace, on an elevated platform and it is a walled complex as after rebuild this was dedicated to the Goddess Kali an incarnation of Goddess Parvati in angry form.
The palace, once the scene of an incident directly responsible for the battle between Allauddin Khiliji and Rana Ratan Singh, is a distinctly feminine structure that overlooks a pleasant pool.
7. Sanwariaji Temple
Sanwariaji Temple is located at a distance of 40 km from Chittorgarh, in the town of Mandaphia, along the Chittorgarh-Udaipur Highway. This temple has the dark skinned lord Krishna who is considered auspicious by many Hindu devotees and has become a famous pilgrimage place.
8. Fateh Prakash Palace
Build by Maharana Fateh Singh this huge palace is of modern style. This place has been named Fateh Prakash after Maharana Fateh Singh. There is a big Ganesh idol, a fountain, and different frescoes which are to be seen to be believed. This palace, now a museum, has a rich collection of sculptures from temples and buildings in the Fort.