Rana Kumbha,s Palace

Rana Kumbha's Palace is one of the most intriguing places to see in Chittaurgarh. The Rana Kumbha's Palace is situated within the premises of the Chittaurgarh Fort. The magnificent palace is of historical importance to the people of the city.

The old Rana Kumbha's Palace in Chittaurgarh Fort is believed to possess underground cellars. Popular legend has it that the beautiful Rani Padmini committed Jauhar along with the other women of the palace in these cellars. Jauhar was an age-old process of self-immolation in fire committed by the women of the Rajput dynasty. Rani Padmini committed Jauhar to protect herself from Alauddin Khilji who desired to possess her.

Rana Kumbha's Palace at Chittaurgarh stands in all its grandiosity as a symbol of faith and honor of the ancient Rajput dynasties that ruled the city.

Last Updated on 9/13/2011