Chittorgarh is one of the few places in India where you can get to know a lot about the history of our country. It is also known as Chittaur and was the capital of Mewar from the 7th century to 16th century. It is a hotspot location for travelers from Mumbai and Delhi. The best season to visit this place is during the months of November, December, February and March. Almost every attraction can be visited during any time of the day and sightseeing here should take nothing more than an hour. Chittaur tells you a lot about the sacrifice and heroism by Rajput men and women who fought great battles against invaders from Delhi or Northwest.
The city has a lot of heritage and no matter which place you visit you will surely find a lot of history; in this article we will tell you about 5 places which you should surely visit the next time you plan to visit this historical city.
5 Places To See In Chittorgarh
1. Chittorgarh Fort
Well if you search on the internet, the best place to visit in Chittorgarh then Chittorgarh Fort would be right at the top; and why shouldn’t it be? After all it is the pride of Rajasthan state. Its origins are linked to the Pandavas of Mahabharata. It is claimed that Bhima, who happens to be one of the Pandava brothers had built this fort. It covers an area of about 700 acres and is 180 meters high. You will find Meera and Khumba Shyam Temple inside it. It is believed that the fort was built by the Mauryans in the 7th century and is the most popular tourist destination in Chittorgarh.
2. Vijaya Stambh
This is another architectural wonder which depicts the bravery of Rajputs. A Mewar king called Rana Kumbh built this monument post defeating the Muslim leaders of state of Gujrat; this monument is a mark of his success. No entry fees are charged to visit this monument and can be visited throughout the week from 10am to 6.30pm. This is one of the best destinations for all those who have a taste in knowing about the history of our past rulers. Rajasthan experiences extreme hot conditions during summer so it is advised to visit this place during winters.
3. Padmini Palace
Padmini’s Palace covers an area of around 700 acres and is 180 meters high; It was constructed by Maurya rulers in the 7th century A.D. It won’t be wrong to say that the palace is now more or less a destroyed structure; despite this fact that the remains of the palace are a visual treat. It is highly recommended to visit this palace if you are studying history or architecture. Like all places situated in Rajasthan this place is also advised to be visited during cooler seasons.
4. Meera Temple
This is the only temple which happens to be dedicated to Meera Bai who was a Rajput princess who sacrificed her royal life and devoted her life to Lord Krishna. This happens to a very popular tourist attraction; the temple is a perfect example of the architectural style of Rajputs. It is a place which should definitely be visited because it is a treat not only for devotees but for art lovers too.
5. Gaumukh Kund
Gaumukh means Cow’s Mouth and this place has been named after that because this reservoir is shaped like the mouth of a cow. The water which gets collected in the reservoir flows through a crack in the rock. Rani Bindar tunnel is another attraction of the area is located nearby this kund. According to legend, the tunnel which leads to the chamber underground is the place where Rani Padmini had performed sati.