Chittorgarh (Chittor)

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 had been already fatally wounded, but was carried out by Kalla to fight on to the death.

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1. Rana Kumbha Palace

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To the right after entering Chittorgarh you'll arrive almost immediately at the ruins of this 15th-century palace, which includes elephant and horse…

3. Kumbha Shyam Temple

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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.

4. Meera Temple

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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…

5. Fateh Prakash Palace

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This palace is relatively modern and houses a small, poorly labelled museum and a school.

6. Mahasati

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The royal cremation ground and was also where 13,000 women committed jauhar (ritual mass suicide by immolation) in 1535. There are many sati (self…

7. Tower of Victory

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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…

8. Samidheshwar Temple

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This temple, built in the 6th century and restored in 1427, is notable for its intricate carving of a Trimurti (three-faced) figure of Shiva.