Ratan Singh Palace

Chittorgarh (Chittor)

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.

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4. Rana Kumbha Palace

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5. Fateh Prakash Palace

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