Fort in Chittorgarh (Chittor)


A zigzag ascent of more than 1km starts at Padal Pol and leads through six outer gateways to the main gate on the western side, the Ram Pol (the former back entrance). Inside Ram Pol is a still-occupied village that…
Palace in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Fateh Prakash Palace

Just beyond Rana Kumbha Palace, this palace is more modern and houses a small, poorly labelled museum and a school.
Tower in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Tower of Fame

A little further north of Surajpol, the 24m-high Tower of Fame, dating from 1301, is smaller than the Tower of Victory. Built by a Jain merchant, the tower is dedicated to Adinath, the first Jain tirthankar (one of …
Tower in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Tower of Victory

The glorious Tower of Victory, symbol of Chittorgarh, was erected by Rana Kumbha in the 1440s, probably to commemorate a victory over Mahmud Khilji of Malwa. Dedicated to Vishnu, it rises 37m in nine exquisitely car…
Palace in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Ratan Singh Palace

While Padmini's Palace was the summer abode of the Chittor royals, the winter palace takes the name of her husband, Rattan Singh. It overlooks a small lake and, although run down, is an interesting place to explore.…
Jain Temple in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Sringar Chowri Temple

The Sringar Chowri Temple, built in 1448 and adorned with attractive intricate carving,is close to the Rana Kumbha Palace.
Hindu Temple in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Meera Temple

Close to the Fateh Prakash Palace is the Meera Temple, built during the reign of Rana Kumbha in the ornate Indo-Aryan style and associated with mystic-poetess Meerabai. She consumed poison sent by an enemy, but surv…
Hindu Temple in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Kalika Mata Temple

Across from Padmini’s Palace is the Kalika Mata Temple, an 8th-century sun temple damaged during the first sacking of Chittorgarh and then converted to a temple for the goddess Kali in the 14th century.
Monument in Chittorgarh (Chittor)


On the climb up to the fort you pass two chhatris, memorials between the second and third gates. These mark the spots where Jaimal and Kalla, heroes of the 1568 siege, fell during the struggle against Akbar. Jaimal …
Area in Chittorgarh (Chittor)


Below the Tower of Victory, to the southwest, is the Mahasati area where there are many sati (self-immolation) stones – this was the royal cremation ground and was also where 13,000 women committed jauhar in 1535.