Top things to do in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Top Choice Fort in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Chittorgarh

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

Tower of Fame

The 24m-high Tower of Fame dates from 1301. Built by a Jain merchant, it is dedicated to Adinath, the first tirthankar (great Jain teacher) and is decorated with naked figures of various other tirthankars, indicatin…
Historic Building in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Padmini’s Palace

Padmini's Palace sits beside a large lotus pool with a central pavilion. Legend relates that, as Padmini sat in this pavilion, Ala-ud-din saw her reflection in the lake. This glimpse convinced him to sack Chittor in…
Palace in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Rana Kumbha Palace

To the right after entering Chittorgarh you'll arrive almost immediately at the ruins of this 15th-century palace, which includes elephant and horse stables and a Shiva temple. Padmini, along with Chittor's ladies o…
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…
Hindu Temple in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Meera Temple

The Meera Temple was 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 survived due to the blessings of Krish…
Monument in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Chhatris

On the climb up to the fort you pass two chhatris (cenotaphs) 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…
Indian in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Chokhi Dhani Garden Family Restaurant

This fan-cooled roadside dhaba (casual eatery, serving snacks and basic meals) with extra seating in the back does a good-value selection of vegetarian dishes, including filling thalis and a variety of North and Sou…
Hindu Temple in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Kumbha Shyam Temple

This temple, which shares the same compound as the smaller Meera Temple, is dedicated to Vishnu and its carved panels illustrate 15th-century Mewar life.
Multicuisine in Chittorgarh (Chittor)

Saffire Garden Restaurant

Sit at tables on the small, tree-shaded lawn or inside the air-conditioned room at the back, and tuck into a variety of standard, but tasty enough, Indian and Chinese dishes.