Monday, January 18, 2010

Vijay Stambh, Chittorgarh

Vijay Stambh, Chittorgarh Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory) Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India is one of the key tourist attractions. Built by Rana Kumbha in 1440 AD to celebrate his victory over Mahmud  Khilji of Malwa, the tower took 10 years to build.

Vishnu, Vijay Stambh
Dedicated to Vishnu,  this 37.19 m high, 9 storied tower is a remarkable piece of architecture. It is built partly of red sand stone and partly of white marbleCarvings, Vijay Stambh and is enriched by numerous images of Hindu Gods and Goddesses.

Narrow steps, Vijay Stambh There are around 157 narrow steps leading to the terrace from where one can have a beautiful view of Chittorgarh town and the fort. The uppermost floor has View of Chittorgarh been sealed off and is no longer accessible to visitors

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous18/6/10 21:05

    Is it similar to Vishnu Stambh / Qutub Minar ?