You probably have heard several gallants about the longest ruling dynasty in the world – Mewar. How about getting to know about one architectural wonder that was once the capital of this glorified reign? We are talking about the famous Chittorgarh Fort which is amongst the largest forts of the country and has been enlisted as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
So if you haven’t already explored this flamboyant edifice by now, book your Rajasthan tour Packages now to explore this wondrous beauty. But before that let’s get to know about different attractions you can find within the fortress.
Architectural attractions of Chittorgarh Fort
- Chittorgarh fort is one of the imposing royal prodigies of the erstwhile period. With its gigantic grandeurs, the fort entices every travelling soul to experience the “regal” flairs of the past at its peak. There are seven gateways which are referred as “Pols” which let the visitors enter the fort.
- There are several different structures within the fort.
- Padmini palace is one of the most popular amongst these notable marvels. With its three storeys, the building was the imitate construction of the original abode of Queen Padmavati. Apart from it, there are several historic legends related to this Palace.
- The Palace of Rana Kumbha is another marvellous architectural structure in the fort which traces its history back to the 15th century. Exploring this ostentatious place is no different than reviving the glorious legends of the ruler.
- The advent of 16th century marks a significant addition as Rana Ratan Singh II Palace which is nestled at the rear northern side of the fortress. A lake that separates it from other structures in the fort which also makes it one of the most beautiful spots to capture in lenses.
- Government Museum is one of the major attractions of the fort located near Fateh Prakash Palace. From weapons to royal paintings, from the replica structure of royal durbar to the extensive model of the fort, from the beautiful paintings of royals to sculptures dated back to the medieval period, there is a lot to behold. The visit to the museum will acquaint you with several historic legends of the fort and its architecture.
- The two towering structures named as Vijaya Stambha and Kirti Stamabha are very significant landmarks of the fortress. While the former was constructed in the 15th century as the victory tower by Rana Kumbha as he won the conquest over Mohammad Khilji and the latter was built as the tower of fame by a Merchant as the glorifying construction of Adinath, the first Tirthankara of Jainism.
- Gaumukh Reservoir is another important structure you can find within the fort complex. As per the locals, it’s very sacred and the house of several fishes. Other than that there is Meera Temple which is dedicated to the saint and poetess – Meera Bai. There are several spiritual structures related to Jainism with intricate carvings that will leave you in awe.
By now, we are pretty sure that you have made your mind to visit this illustrious fortress of Rajasthan. Chittorgarh Fort can be visited in a side trip of Udaipur. Yes, you don’t have to have a full day to explore this wonder. You can spare a few hours to wander around this majestic structure. From architectural Palaces to water reservoirs, from temples to towers, Chittorgarh Fort itself is a magnificent hub of heritage that illustrates the brilliance of former years. So don’t wait up and go for online booking of Rajasthan tour Packages to explore this exuberant architectural splendour…