What to See
Chittorgarh Fort: The Chittorgarh Fort is known for the valour and strength of the Rajputs of Chittor. One has to pass through seven gateways to get to the fort, and you will come across several water pools in the vicinity. This mighty hill-top structure is of prime importance if you are interested in understanding the rich and proud history of the Rajputs of Chittorgarh. The fort is also home to the Kirti Stambh built in honour of the first Jain Tirthankara, the Vijay Stambh or the Victory Tower, Meera Temple and Kalika Mata Temple.
Meera Temple: Dedicated to Meera Bai, a Rajput princess who gave up the materialistic world to the service of Lord Krishna, Meera Temple packs quite a punch with its traditional Rajput style of architecture. If you are an art and architecture lover, then a visit to this temple is a must!
Kalika Mata Temple: Dating back to the 8th century, the Kalika Mata Temple in the vicinity of Chittorgarh Fort is visited by thousands of people everyday. The residing deity of this temple is a reincarnation of Goddess Bhadrakali who is the clan goddess of the Panwars.
Padmini's Palace: Named after the famously beautiful and intelligent Queen Padmini of Chittorgarh, Padmini's Palace stands testament to her bravery and courage. After the battle at Chittorgarh Fort, Queen Padmini chose to commit Jauhar rather than surrendering to the enemy, which makes her a valiant heroine in the history of the country.
Rana Kumbha Palace: Rana Kumbha was the ruler of Mewar who was believed to be extraordinarily brave and heroic. The Rana Kumbha Palace was once the residence of this ruler and is a symbol of his power. Rana Kumbha is also credited for rebuilding the destructed state of Mewar.
Fateh Prakash Palace: The Fateh Prakash Palace named after Maharana Fateh Singh flaunts a contemporary style of architecture. This palace is today popular as a museum that houses relics of Rajput history and lots of historical items like manuscripts, sculptures, paintings and artefacts can be found here.
Gaumukh Reservoir: Ever wondered why the reservoir is thus named? Gaumukh means "mouth of a cow" and the reservoir is shaped just like that, hence the name. Located on the western side of the Chittorgarh Fort, the reservoir is one of the most-visited sites in Chittor. The water that gathers in the reservoir flows through a crack in the rock. This is definitely a place for tons of photo-ops!