Places to visit in Chittorgarh
When it comes to knowing the history of Land of Rajasthan one needs to go through the history of Chittor or Chittorgarh first. It is the capital city that has seen a number of kings, their bravery, battles and days of struggle. There are many structures which still stand displaying the glorious past of this land of warriors. Here are some of the spots which one must visit while being on a trip here.
1. Chittorgarh Fort:
It is one of the largest forts in India which was built by Maurya rulers. Many gates to the fort were later added by different rulers from this dynasty. This fort has stories of sacrifice and heroism related to it and is hence known to be one of the most important forts in the history of India.
This fort is often referred to as Chittor and is situated over a hill which is 590 feet and covers around an area of 692 acres of land on it. The fort is architectured in Rajput style. Many people take pride in this fort as it has stories of sacrifice related to it. It is often known as Water Fort as back then there were 84 water bodies passing through them and now it has come down to 22. There are two towers which are a part of this fort namely Kirti Stambh and Vijay Stambh and are lighted in the evening which make them look exquisite.
2. Maha Sati:
This place is known to be 110 km away from Chittorgarh and is known to be one of the sacred places. The then Udaipur rulers were cremated here. It is a beautiful place which is sun kissed and water just add to the beauty of this place. The water is known to come from Ganges and it is also known for beauty and sacredness.
3. Vijay Stambha:
It’s a huge tower which depicts the victory of Chittorgarh. It is called as victory tower as it was built to celebrate the triumph against Malwa and Gujarat. The tower was constructed by Mewar, king Rana Kumbha and it is so tall, that it can be seen from any part of the city. This tower as a whole was depicted to Lord Vishnu but it was intricately decorated by multi religious scriptures, such as Islam, Jainism, etc. which somehow symbolizes the different religions practiced by Rajputs. It is a great place to visit as it gives a close perspective about the history of the place.
4. Rana Kumbha’s palace:
This palace has been home to Rana Kumbha where he spent most of his life. The palace is engraved with artistic scriptures and charming designs which makes it captivating to the tourists. This is a must to visit place in Chittorgarh as it is beautiful and one can known about the culture and life of Rana Kumbha and how he used to live it. The palace has a temple of Lord Shiva very close to it which is visited by many believers from all over the world.