Vijay Stambh Chittorgarh


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Introduction and history: The Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory) is located in Chittorgarh, which was built by Rana Kumbha in 1440 AD to celebrate his victory over Mahmud Khilji of Malwa. It is a nice storied structure, with an imposing height of 37 meter, which is a finest example of the famed Rajput style of architecture. It is adjacent to the Mahasati area inside the Chittor fort. This spot is used as the cremation ground for the male members of the royal family. The surrounding area is dotted with Sati Stones signifying the sacrifices made by the women on their husbands’ pyres.

Things to do: Chittorgarh offers a range of tourist attractions. Starting with Museums (Archaeological and Fateh Prakash museum) the list extends to monuments (Chhatris of jaimal and Kalla Kirti Stambh), forts (Chittorgarh Fort, Fateh Prakash Palace, Rana and Kumbha Palace), Gardens (Fort and Padminis Gardens) and a variety of shopping destinations.

Mode of transport and Accommodation: The nearest airport is Udaipur, at a distance of 98 kilo meters. It is well connected by rail and road. There are ample numbers of government approved accommodation available in Udaipur.

Related links:
• Rajasthan tourist information: http://www.travelrajasthan.net/
• Chittorgarh official site: http://chittorgarh.nic.in/

See also (nearby places): Udaipur and Jodhpur are nearby major tourist attractions. The former is an incredibly beautiful small city with tranquil lakes surrounded by gently rolling hills, which is popularly known as “city of lakes”. It has places tourist attractions like Jagdish Temple, Lake Pichola, Lake Fateh Sagar, Saheliyon-ki-Bari, Jag Mandir and Nathdwara. Jodhpur has Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Osiyan Temple and Kaman Art gallery which should not be missed.

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