Want To Know What To See In Rani Padmavati’s Chittorgarh?

A place that takes you back into the history of Padmavati


Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s, Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh will soon be hitting the theaters. While fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the film, it’s interesting to read about the life and times of the beautiful Queen. One can even go and experience the place that Padmavati lived in many many moons ago, Chittorgarh. Here’s a list of some of the must-see places in the city that is famously known for Queen Padmavati.

Rani Padmini Palace

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The Rani Padmini Palace is where Padmavati also known as Padmini spent her married life with her husband King Ratan Sen. The palace is situated at the heart of the Chittorgarh Fort. Just like the queen, Padmavati was known for her beauty, the palace too is one of the most beautiful palaces in India. Her palace is said to symbolize bravery.


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Another must see place in Chittorgarh is the Mahasati, was the place where the royals were cremated and also where Padmavati committed sati or self-immolation. Though the place is now just a water reservoir where the water is believed to have emerged from the Ganges.

Chittorgarh Fort

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The main attractions at the Chittorgarh Fort are the Vijay Stambh and Kirti Stambh. The place, of course, has a very interesting history behind it with palaces, temples, forts and many water bodies around it.

Gaumukh Reservoir

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This is one of the sacred places for Hindus where many pilgrims come from all over the country. It’s basically a water tank at the Chittorgarh Fort, there are fish in this water which is not meant to be fished but are fed by all the pilgrims who visit the place.

Meera Temple

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It is said that this is the place where Rani Meerabai or Meera as she was also known as, used to spend hours singing Krishna bhajans. It is said to be a symbol of true love and devotion and even today people come and sing Krishna bhajans at the temple.


Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

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If you are visiting Chittorgarh then a visit to the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary located nearby is a must. There are many interesting animals that can be spotted at this natural reserve.