The fort perched on a 180 mts. high hill, covering 700
acres, was constructed by Mauryan rulers in the 7th century. In the fort,
this palace was built for Queen Padmini whose beauty was responsible for
the battle between Allauddin Khilji and Rana Ratan Singh.
Rani Padmini was a celebrated beauty and according to a legend, it was here that Rana Ratan Singh showed a glimpse of her to Allauddin Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi. It overlooks a pool in which the 'Zanana Mahal' is situated, where Padmini stood when her reflection was shown to Allauddin Khilji in a mirror placed in the main hall.
Visitors coming toChittorgarh can stay in palaces, havelis and other heritage properties converted into hotels. Apart from this, a wide range of accommodation is available under the paying guest scheme to tourists with different budgets. The scheme provides the tourists a home away from home.
The place can be approached by rail, road, with nearest airport at Udaipur, at a distance of 98 kms.