The city of Chittorgarh symbolizes the valiant bravery and chivalry of the Rajput clan. Travel to Chittorgarh will take you to South Rajasthan to a city that still epitomizes the courage and self-respect of its forefathers.
Chittorgarh is famous for its tradition of 'Jauhar' that saw royal ladies committing self-immolation when the city faced imminent defeat at the hand of invaders. Rather than letting themselves be captured, they preferred death over dishonor while the valiant Rajput men rode out to meet certain death. Since Chittorgarh is well of the tourist circuit, you are sure to enjoy a tranquil vacation.
Some of the tourist attractions of Chittorgarh are:
The hilltop fort is spread over an area of 280 sq. kms and comprises of various structures that are present within its precincts and monuments in their own right such as the Rana Kumbha's Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Tower of Victory and Rani Padmini's Palace.
Tower of Victory-Vijay Stambh
The tower of Victory or the Vijay Stambh as it is generally known is a 9-storyed tower especially built by Maharana Kumbha in 1440.AD to commemorate his victory over Mohammed Khilji of Malwa. The illuminated tower is amazing to look at in the evening, and also provides scenic, all-encompassing views from the top.
Dedicated to Adinath, the 1st Jaina Tirthankar, the Kiti Stambh built in the 12th century and adorned by carved images of the Digambar saints is a important pilgrimage destination for Jains.
Kumbha Shyam Temple
A fine example of Indo-Aryan architectural style, the Kumbha Shyam Temple was built during the reign of Rana Kumbha and is famous for housing an image of Varaha, the boar incarnation of Vishnu.
Kalika Mata Temple
Dedicated to the mother Goddess Kali, the temple has beautiful carvings. The carvings include the famous scenes of the churning of the ocean by the gods and demons. There is an image of Surya guarding the main entrance to the temple.
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