Padmini’s Palace lies inside the fascinating Chittorgarh Fort which tells us the story of the embodiment of beauty, courage and grace. The place is fascinated by the eternal beauty enclosing marvelous architectural style that is known as sacred Neelkantha Mahadev Temple.
It is believed that Rani Padmini/Padmavati was the queen of Chittor and the wife of King Rawal Ratan Singh. Her beauty, life and death have been the matter of many legends that has been continuing last many thousand years. It is said that Sultan Alauddin Khilji was crazy for beautiful Rani Padmini and used to see her reflection in a mirror in this palace that was situated in the main hall of palace.
It is built near to the lotus pool as a historical pavilion that had a potential to change the history of Chittor. Ala-ud-din saw the expression of Queen Padmini from here that reminds the quest of possessing her led to a furious battle. Among others, the essence of beauty-Cleopatra of Rajasthan has become an everlasting myth in the history of chittor and also of the Mewar state.
The main reason for visiting Chittorgarh is its immense hilltop fort which depicts Rajput culture and values. The fort situates on a 240-hectares site on a 180m high hill that rises rapidly to look more attractive.