Kirti Stambh, Chittorgarh

Visitor Information

  • Famous For: History, Architecture, Photography
  • Entry Fee: No fee is required.
  • Visiting Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. preferably.
  • Visiting Duration: 1 hour

The Kirti Stambh, also known as the Tower of Fame, is a famous and an ancient tower built on the premises of the Fort of Chittorgarh by Rana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the Khilji Dynasty. It is the oldest tower at the premises of the fort and it tower up to 22 meters from the base. Based on the Solanki style of architecture, this tower has always attracted tourists from all over the world and is, thus, a place of must visit.

Kirti Stambh
Photo by Nagarjun Kandukuru, CC BY 2.0

Traveller Tips

  • Carry a camera with you as you would definitely not want to miss capturing the full view of Chittirgarh and the clear, blue sky above.
  • Wear comfortable shoes because you will be required to walk through the ruins of the Fort of Chittorgarh which would be difficult at times.
  • Beware of monkeys.
  • Do not wear hats, caps and sunglasses as the monkeys would love to snatch those away from you.
  • Keep your phone and your camera safely fastened in your grip.

Things to Do There

  • Click photographs of the city of Chittorgarh lying beneath you as you look down from the edges of the fort walls.
  • Read and learn about the history of the Kirti Stambh and other architectural remains in the premises of the fort.
  • Relive the enchanted history as you make your way down the fort through the ruins.

Availibility Of Guide

A number of guides speaking Hindi and English are available there at a fee of 500 INR.

Best Time to Visit

As Rajasthan is a part of the Great Indian Desert, it remains hot throughout the year during the day. So, it is recommended that the tourists plan their trip in winter between November and February so as the heat is bearable at that time during the day and the nights are quite pleasant.

How to Reach the Place

  • The Fort of Chittorgarh is located merely 5 km away from the city of Chittorgarh. So, you can reach the destination by hiring a taxi, an auto rickshaw or even by trekking as per your convenience.

Interesting Facts About the Kirti Stambh in the Fort of Chittorgarh

  • It is a Jain structure inspired by the Solanki style of architecture.
  • It was established by the first Jain Tirthankar, Rishabhanatha.
  • It is located on the premises of the Fort of Chittorgarh which is the largest fort in Rajasthan.
  • Out of the 2 towers, Vijaya Stambh and Kirti Stambh, built on the premises of the Fort of Chittorgarh, the Kirti Stambh is the older structure built in the 12th Century A.D.
  • There are balconies and windows located on this tower.
  • The tower has a base width of 30 meters and tapers as it goes upwards with the width diminishing to 15 meters.
Kirti Stambh Chittorgarh
Photo by S Ballal, CC BY-SA 4.0

Nearby Attractions

Nearby Restaurants

  • Manuhar Dining Hall
  • Hotel Right Choice
  • Hotel R R
  • Chokhi Dhani Garden Family Restaurant
  • Ritu Raj Vatika

The Kirti Stambh can be perceived to be an architecture of immense fame and significance in the History of India. It marks the establishment of the Jain culture and tradition in India and also proves the power and prowess of the Rajput royalties. Hence, this marvelous structure is a must visit for each and every tourist.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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