Inside Rani Padmavati’s legendary mahal at Chittorgarh fort

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The legendary Rani Padamawati of Chittorgarh is immortalised in many stories and myths. It is believed that the Sultan Of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji, heard of her beauty and attacked Chittor in order to obtain her. Before Alauddin Khilji could capture Chittorgarh fort, Padmavati, also known as Padmini, and her companions committed jauhar (self-immolation) to keep her honour. (Raj aj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

The legendary Rani Padamawati of Chittorgarh is immortalised in many stories and myths. It is believed that the Sultan Of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji, heard of her beauty and attacked Chittor in order to obtain her. Before Alauddin Khilji could capture Chittorgarh fort, Padmavati, also known as Padmini, and her companions committed jauhar (self-immolation) to keep her honour. (Raj aj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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An overview of one of India’s largest forts at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

An overview of one of India’s largest forts at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Locals and tour guides wait for tourists to pose for pictures outside Rani Padamawati's mahal at the fort complex. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Locals and tour guides wait for tourists to pose for pictures outside Rani Padamawati's mahal at the fort complex. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Visitors observe a room where legend says Alauddin Khilji spotted Padmavati in a mirror. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Visitors observe a room where legend says Alauddin Khilji spotted Padmavati in a mirror. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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A visitor looks at the water palace inside the mahal. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

A visitor looks at the water palace inside the mahal. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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The durbar or congregation area for nobility and high-ranking officials of king Ratan Singh. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

The durbar or congregation area for nobility and high-ranking officials of king Ratan Singh. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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A tourist smiles for the camera at the rose garden inside Padmavati’s mahal. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

A tourist smiles for the camera at the rose garden inside Padmavati’s mahal. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Chittorgarh Fort also houses a Samideshwar temple which is believed to have been defaced by the Mughals. (RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO)

Chittorgarh Fort also houses a Samideshwar temple which is believed to have been defaced by the Mughals. (RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO)

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A woman sells traditional Rajasthani dresses outside the Chittorgarh fort. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

A woman sells traditional Rajasthani dresses outside the Chittorgarh fort. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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