fort is on a 280-hectare site on the top of
a 180-metre-high hill, which rises abruptly
from the surrounding plain.
The main places of interest within the precincts
of the fort are the two towers known as the
'Kirti Stambh' (Tower of Fame) and the 'Vijay
Stambh' (Tower of Victory).
Kirti Stambh is dedicated to the first
Jain tirthankara or spiritual teacher, Adinath,
and has an impressive five-feet-high statue
of the saint. It is a seven-storied structure
with a cramped stairway of 54 steps. It is
dated approximately around the 12th century
Vijay Stambh can even be seen from
the town, which is located below the fort.
This exemplary piece of architecture stands
on a pedestal of 47 square feet and 10 feet
high, while the tower alone stands at a height
of 122 feet and is 30 feet wide at the base.
The entire structure is covered with sculptures
of Hindu deities and episodes from the two
great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata,
with names given below each piece of sculpture.
and the palace of
Queen Padmini are important spots to
the south of the Rana Kumbha Palace.
Other spots worth visiting
are : the Bhimtal Tank,
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple,
Kumbha Shyam Temple, and Kalika
Mata Temple dating back to the 8th