Chittorgarh is a region ruled by various rulers and dynasties over time and is situated in the state of Rajasthan. Many tourists visit this place each year as there are several forts preserved and some recognized as UNESCO Heritage Sites and other visit for wildlife sanctuaries. The culture is still vibrant and you can feel the warmth once you say a traditional ‘Khamma Gahni’ greeting. Here are the 5 Top Tourist Attractions In Chittorgarh
1. Chittorgarh Fort:
The Chittorgarh fort in the state is synonymous with the district of Rajasthan – Chittorgarh. It has great historical significance as the fort was a defense for several wars and kept the residents safe inside. You must be in great health to visit this enormous rock structure over the highest hill spreading almost 700 acres. It is a city with the Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Chittorgarh within this formidable structure including temples, forts and lakes.
2. Padmini Palace:
This palace for the Queen Padmini is situated within the Chittorgarh Fort and overlooks quiet lake waters. It gives a delightful sight of the water and is the place where the King Khilji got permission to view the married queen in a mirror as he was in love with her. This also led to a battle with the King Rana Ratan Singh and has a history and love story to tell.
3. Winter Palace:
This ceremony hall or palace specifically for special reasons like functions etc. was built with beauty including sculpted pillars, high domes and walls with embellishments. This Rana Ratan Singh Palace give mesmerizing views of the courtyards of the fort and waterside as it is constructed on the side of Ratneshwar Talab. Although the shine is not there it is still preserved and is a sought after tourist spot.
4. Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary:
This jungle is spread across a vast region in Chittorgarh where you can find rare wildlife species including the Leopard, Nilgai, Wild Pangolin and Wild Cats as well as various species of colorful birds too. The name of this sanctuary has a connection with Hindu mythology as the name comes from Legend of Sita who took shelter in an ashram within this place while separated from Lord Ram. Here you can find two rivers called Jakham and Kamoi and various forms of woods and forest plantations.
5. Gaumukh Reservoir:
Many people visit this place as it is considered as a holy visit especially when they visit on spiritual tours or on pilgrimage tour. There are also many temples situated in Chittorgarh with the Samadeshwar Temple in close proximity to this holy reservoir found within the massive Chittorgarh Fort. The name means ‘Mouth of Cow’ as it has a shape of a cow where the reservoir water comes from. Moreover, there is also an image of Goddess Lakshmi and Shiva Linga at the base of this reservoir. So people feel it is spiritual and feeding the fishes that swim in the Gaumukh is one of the most popular activities of tourists who visit here.
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