Chittorgarh Fort lies 112 km away from the city of Udaipur and is a true embodiment of the pride and chivalry of the Rajput tribes making it one of the places to visit in Udaipur. The fort tells a long story of sacrifice, courage, romance and determination. The marvellous site has a well- designed palace, towers and cenotaphs.
Built by the Mauryan rulers in the 7th Century, this fort is a huge structure that is secured with strong gates. It covers a total area of 700 acres and is near to the Gamberi River. The fort has seen a total of three battles in the lifetime. There are seven giant pols that you will come across while travelling towards this place.
Reflecting the splendour of Rajput architecture are the Padmini Palace and Rana Kumbha Palace. Padmini Palace is the place that served the beautiful queen of the king Rattan Singh. Rana Kumbha Palace has underground cellars where Rani Padmini committed Jauhar (self-sacrifice to protect one’s dignity) with her children and other ladies of the household.
There are a lot of temples inside the fort namely Jain Temple, Meera Bai, Sammidheshwara, Kumbha Shyam, Kalika Mata, and Mahadev. The architecture of the ancient temples has intricate work and carvings all over. Bhimtal Tank and Gaumukh Reservoir are some other places in the fort that are worth visiting. The Gaumukh Reservoir is a huge tank of water where water gushes from the mouth of a cow shaped rock. This is the place where Allaudin was allowed to see the reflection of Rani Padmini.
Distance From Udaipur: 112 Kms