Believed to have been constructed by later Mauryas rulers in 7th century AD, this fort is located on a 180 metre high hill, covering 700 acres. Tablets and Chattries bearing testimony to the acts of sacrifice and gallantry lie between several monumental gates. The main gates are Padan Pol. Bhairon Pol. Hanuman Pol and Ram Pol, with a distinct Rajput character; the fort has many architectural attractions.
Vijay Stambh (victory Tower)
Built by Maharana Kumbha in commemoration of victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440 AD, this 37 metre high tower is a structure of nine storeys limestone structure is richly ornamented from top to bottom. It has withstood the vagaries of nature through the centuries.
Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame)
This 22 metre high tower of fame was built by a wealthy Jain merchant in the 12th century AD and is dedicated to Adhinathji, the first of the Jain Tirathankara. The tower is decorated with figures from the Jain pantheon.
Rana Kumbha’s Palace
Although in ruins this palace is of great historical and architectural interest. It is believed that is one of the underground cellars, Rani Padmini and other women committed Jauhar. This palace is the biggest monument in the fort of Chittaur.
Rani Padmini was a celebrated beauty and according to a legend, it was here that Rana Ratan Singh showed a glimpse of her to Allauddin Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi. It overlooks a pool in which the “Zanana Mahal” is situated, where Padmini stood when her reflection was shown to Allauddin Khilji in a mirror placed in the main hall.
The magnificent Fateh Prakash Mahal has been converted into a museum now. It has rich collection of sculptures from temples and buildings in the Fort.
Jaimal and Patta Palaces
The ruins of the Palaces of Rathore Jaimal and Sisodia Patta remain symbols of the exemplary gallantry of these great warriors who laid down their lives for the honour of Chittaurgarh.
This was the cremation site of the Ranas & their wives, which is dotted with Chhatris.
Gardens and parks in the Town
Pratap, Meera and Nehru parks set amidst beautiful developed.