Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh Fort represents the quintessence of tribute to the courage and sacrifices. Chittorgarh is also called as Chittaur once the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs. The great fort is now one of the most popular tourist places in India that is located in the state of Rajasthan. Chittorgarh is also an ancient centre of Jain tradition. The fort has a significant history for the Rajput warriors with a series of historical palaces, temples, towers and gates that are ruined.

Chittorgarh was the core of Rajput pride where the massive hilltop fort depicts the culture of Rajput of bygone years. The architectural expertise seen here is stunning depicting some figure of Natraj, Shiva (Hindu God). Beside this there are much more attractive attractions for tourists.
 

Best known for Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh is best known for Chittorgarh Fort, palaces and temples. It is well-known for its shopping destinations offering traditional handicraft items. You can also shop some antiques, colourful bangles, miniature paintings and dupattas are some more products offered in these local markets.
 

 


Main Attractions:-

Major Attractions of Chittorgarh

Chittaorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Between 5th and 8th century it was constructed by Mauryans. Chittorgarh was one of the most fiercely contested seats of power in India.

Rana Kumbha’s Palace

Sometimes it is difficult to imagine how structures like such were conceived, perceived or built. It was built by Bappa rawal and constructed in 734 AD. It is one of the most famous fortress in Rajasthan.

Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory)

To commemorate victory of King Rana Kumbha of Mewar was constructed by him in the year 1448. The tower is dedicated to Vishnu. The entire tower is covered with architectural ornaments and inscribed images of gods and goddesses, instruments etc.

Padmini's Palace

This palace is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan. Now it is reserved by government and is opened as heritage hotel for tourist. With this there are other palaces named fateh Prakash Palace that is opened for tourist where you can see some archaeological displays and find some handicrafts.

Meerabai Temple

Meerabai temple is one of the most famous and religious temple in Chittorgarh. This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna where Meera as a devotee used to pray in the name of Krishna.
 

Getting there

How to get Chittorgarh

    Airport - There is no airport in Chittorgarh. Nearest Airport is the Udaipur airport. It is 80kms approx from Chittorgarh. It is well connected with other major cities of India.

    Train - Chittorgarh railway station is a busy junction of western Indian railways. It has direct rail links with all major cities of Rajasthan and with nearby city Delhi, Kolkata etc.

    Road - The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation runs deluxe and semi-deluxe buses connecting Chittorgarh to nearby cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer etc. You can also avail buses and private cabs to reach Chittorgarh.
 

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