Padmini Palace is the palace where Rani Padmini lived after she married Rawal Ratan Singh, the ruler of Mewar Kingdom who ruled between 1302 and 1303 CE. The majestic palace is a historical monument related to the self-sacrifice of Rani Padmini after Chittorgarh was attacked by the Sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji. The two storey monument stands rather strong right at the centre of the Chittorgarh Fort elevated on rocky terrain. The fort is surrounded by a lotus pool which adds to the charm of the monument. One can imagine how glorious this site would have been when the royal ladies used it, the pool having colourful lotuses depicting grace and beauty in the rugged Chittor Fort. Those exploring Chittorgarh Fort must visit the Padmini Palace.
Tourists from all over the world visit Chittorgarh to explore the grand historic monument and hear stories of adventure and sacrifice of the Rajputs of the Mewar Kingdom. The Padmini Palace is where the Rajput women sacrificed their lives when the palace was attached by Alauddin Khilji. It marks their loyalty and strength to fight or die instead of facing dishonour. When compared to other palaces on the premises, the Padmini Palace is smaller but is considered to be an attractive and a captivating one because of Rani Padmini’s beauty, intelligence and charm and the tragic story associated with her end. The rich history of the palace is even more fascinating when one explores the monument themselves.