of Fame: Kirti Stambh
Dedicated to Adinathji the 1stJain Teerthankar adorned by the
naked figures of the Digambars [Adherents of the Digambar sect
who does not believe in covering the natural body] A narrow
stairway goes through seven stories of the tower to the top. The
22 metres high tower was build by a wealthy jain merchant in the
12th century A.D.
Rana Kumbha Palace
The ruined edifice of great historical and architectural
interest, being the most massive monument in the fort of Chittaur. The palace is believed to have underground cellars
where Rani Padmini and other women committed Jauhar.
Kumbha Shyam Temple: Built during the region of Rana
Kumbha in the Indo-Aryan style, the temple is associated with
the mystic poetess Meerabai- an ardent Krishna deovtee. She was
the wife of Prince Bhojraj.
A deep tank filled by a spring coming from a 'cow mouth',
situated at the edge of the cliff. It is considered to be sacred
where you can feed the fishes.
Ratan Singh Palace: The winter palace for the kings, it
over looks a small lake and although run down, is an interesting
places to explore.
It is built beside the lotus pool with a historical pavilion
that changed the history of Chittor. Ala-ud-din saw the
reflection of Queen Padmini from here and so mesmerized was he,
that the quest of possessing her led to a furious battle which
saw the last of Maharana Ratan Singh (husband of Maharani
Padmini) and the epitome of beauty-Cleopatra of Rajasthan,
became an eternal legend in the history of chittor and also of
the Mewar state. The feel still lingers on.
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever- and now they don't say this
Gardens and Parks:
Pratrap Park, Meera Park and Nehru Park are beautiful laid out
parks in lush surroundings. Beautiful Khwaja rose garden at Saw
is just 23 km from Chittaur.
The temple where Meerabai worshipped
Lord Krishna is built in north Indian style on a raised plinth
with a conical roof and beautiful inner sanctum. An open
colonnade around the sanctum has four small pavillions in each