Padmini's Palace


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Padmini's Palace Overview

Ranked 19 of 21 sightseeing in Chittorgarh
Padmini's Palace is situated within the Chittoragarh Fort. The Fort, which is perched on a 180 metre high hill, covers an area of 700 acres. The fort was originally constructed by Maurya rulers in the 7th century A.D.
Padmini's Palace is now more or less a ruined structure. Even so, the remnants of it are striking enough to provide a great visual treat. The highly talented artistry and architecture of the Padmini's Palace is evident from the remains. If you are a student of history or architecture, a visit to this palace is a must. Also, there is a lotus pool beside Padmini's Palace.
You can also visit other attractions like the Archaeological Museum, Fateh Prakash Palace Museum, Chhatris of Jaimal and Kalla, Kirti Stambh, Vijay Stambh, Chittorgarh Fort, Fateh Prakash Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace and the Chittorgarh Fort Gardens while vsiting Padmini's Palace.
Padmini's palace is easily accessible as Chittorgarh is connected by rail and road. The best time for a visit would be during the months of September to March.

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Kaushik Basu

Kaushik Basu4.3/5

75 reviews

Nice place to revisit history

This is possibly the most popular place in Chittaurgarh Fort, possibly made more popular by the recent Hindi movie. And so it was possibly the most crowded of all the spots of the fort. Overall a good place to visit although I had expected much more to see. Possibly this is the place where I felt the need of a guide to explain the various happenings.

Rizwanuddin Rafiq

Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3023 reviews

Summer retreat of the Queen Padmini

A beholder of very classy beauty and extremely beautiful Charming Queen's summer palace in which everyone gets emotional while entering, because a great tragic and painful history is linked with this beautiful Queen, after knowing, I can never say that it was an exciting visit to see this Palace, which is situated on the South of Suraj Kund at the bank of a tank and across the Kalika Mata Temple. Rani Padmini was the second wife of Rana Rattan Singh Rawal, as this Palace was a summer retreat for the Queen otherwise main residence was the Royal Complex which is known as Kumbha Palace. After entrance one will find towards left many small rooms and windows and towards right a hall decorated with arches and in between one Garden is developed. Crossing this again a courtyard and beautiful pavilion and the path leads to the room where the Sultan Alauddin Khilji got the glimpse of Rani Padmini's reflection in the mirrors which are situated in this room at a certain angle as Queen was sitting on the steps of her Palace built at the centre of the Tank. Her parents father Gandharvsen and mother Champavati decided for her marriage through eligibility test and invited the Rajput Kings, where Rattan Singh Rawal defeated Malkhan Singh and got married to the Rani Padmini, as he was a brave and noble warrior and loving husband a great ruler, besides he was a lover and patron of art. In his court many artists were there among them a musician Raghav Chetan, who was punished for his notorious activities and was expelled from Chittor. He moved to Delhi and he attracted Sultan by playing flute, and masterly he narrated the beauty of Rani Padmini, and thus Sultan's lust leads to this tragic and most unfortunate event, where thousands of lives were end including Rattan Singh Rawal and Queen Padmini's Jauhar. As he got the Chittorgarh Fort but not the Queen.Present Palace seems to be renovated and was restored by Maharana Sajjan Singh with the aim of preserving this tragic event. After visiting this Palace one may lead to Suraj Pol and Kirti Stambh which is dedicated to first Tirthankara, Adinath. Camera and drinking water one must keep always. This Palace is the most Popular among the tourists. The residence of Charming Beauty Queen, might be the noble example of the architecture, as it appears, by seeing the residue of this Palace as beautiful decorated domes, balconies and attractive interior all are magnificent.

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Mahesh Ojale

Mahesh Ojale5.0/5

24 reviews

Nice trick of mirrors

It's the place where view of Rani Padmini was glimpsed to Allauddin. Although he was tricked and not shown the Rani face to face, the trick is bit interesting to understand. The guide explains the trick. There should be instruction board to explain the trick.

Shivam Gupta

Shivam Gupta2.1/5

127 reviews

Go only if you are a history lover.

The sight is basically a ruin and is not at all special. The fort administration has planted different kinds of flowers here for beautification purposes.


A B2.1/5

5 reviews

It's in ruins!

Nothing much to watch and without guide it is just a structure of bricks and stones.Please hire a guide to visit Chittorgarh.

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