Rana Kumbha Palace, Rajasthan

Rana Kumbha Palace

This palace was originally built in 734 AD and reconstructed by Rana Kumbha between 1433 and 1468. It is one of the biggest structures inside chittorgarh fort and has elephant and horse stables and a Shiva Temple. The palace is believed to have underground chambers where Rani Padmini along with other Rajput women committed Jauhar. Queen Mirabai once lived in this palace. Also Maharaja Udai Singh, the founder of udaipur was born here.
The ruins of the place have the temple of Lord Shiva, Diwan-e-aam and many more. The historic place is very popular for its brilliancy in it artistic architecture which charms the people around.
The place is a symbolic figure for royalty, bravery, beauty and valor of the Rajput which give a much pride to the land. The place is a much visit to acknowledge oneself with such grandeur scenes.

The ruined edifice of great historical and architectural interest, Rana Kumbha Palace is the most massive monument in the fort of Chittaur. These are the first monuments in ruins one sees. They go by Maharana Kumbha's name not because he had built them, but because he had reconditioned and expanded them.
While constructing the houses, attention had gone more to the defense needs than to luxurious living. Intricate underground labyrinths and tunnels have been found, one of which is believed to have been extended to a far off spot, though now blocked.

Rana Kumbha’s Palace is adjoining the Vijay stambh has experienced a lot over the years. This palace was the birthplace of Maharaja Udai Singh, Meera Bai inhabited this palace and it was this palace where Rani Padmini committed self immolation. The high walls of the palace would narrate the stories of valor & dedication the moment one steps into it.

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