To experience the beauty of Rani Padmavati, who, according to Jayasi, was a “perfect woman” whose beauty was such that even goddess would envy is to experience the purity and seduction at the same time of the perfect written prose.
There are many versions of the valor of Rani Padmavati also known as Rani Padmini. However, one thing common about all the versions is her unprecedented beauty. The “Johar Kund” in Chittorgarh, where the queen performed Jauhar seven hundred years ago, is as significant as Mecca. Her Jauhar gave her a goddess like stature in the history of the state. It is known the she was the princess of present day Sri Lanka, who was a well trained fighter and skilled warrior.
This Rajasthan Holiday Package celebrates the valor of this queen of Chittor, who as legend has it, was so beautiful, resilient and brave that the ruler of the Delhi Sultanate, Alauddin Khilji, after only looking at her glance in the mirror, fell so capsized by her looks that he led his way to capture the capital in 1303. This long battle was fought by the queen herself to take back what was her own.
With this long history and heritage, we bring to you the tailor made to perfection Rajasthan Holiday Package of 3 Days and 2 Nights to give you a foretaste of Chittorgarh and fearlessness of Rani Padmavati.
We begin our journey from Jaipur on a road trip to Chittorgarh, early in the morning and breakfast on the way. Reach Chittorgarh by afternoon, unload your bags and resist all temptations to sleep and head out to the Rana Kumbha Palace where Rana Kumbha lived and spent his royal life. Its charming and artistic architecture makes it the perfect start for this Rajasthan Holiday Package. We inhale the beauty of the palace and then visit the Lord Shiva Temple for a light and sound show followed by dinner and sound sleep with dreams of Rani Padmavati
We begin out Day Tour of the Chittorgarh Fort at the heart of this tour, the one mile long serpentine road to the fort is quite steep and exhaustive. We enter the fort through the seven gates, these huge gateways or 'pols', which are guarded by watch tower and massive iron spiked doors. We visit the following places in order –
• Tower of Victory (Vijay Stambh)
• Gaumukh Reservoir
• Kalika Mata Temple
• Jain Temple
• Fateh Prakash Palace
We end the day with Rani Padmavati in our hearts with a long visit to the Rani Padmini Palace, is a distinctly feminine structure that overlooks a pleasant pool. We visit these laurels of Rajputana Heritage with a trained guide to provide us all the details for the perfect experience.
We end the day with a Rajasthani Cultural Night with Dance and Cuisine.
We visit the Chittorgarh Bazaar looking for souvenirs of Rani Padmavati and our stupendous Rajasthan Holiday Package followed by our last authentic lunch in Chittorgarh of this trip and head back towards Jaipur with stories and memories of Rani Padmavati to last a lifetime.