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Chittaurgarh (Rajasthan)
6.5 sq.kms
408 m
23.0 C - 43.0 C (Summer) ,11.6 C - 28.7 C (Winter)
light tropical in summer, light woolen in winter
Best Season For Visit
September - March
STD Code
Rajasthani, Hindi and English
The city of Chittorgarh lies 115 km to the east of Udaipur. It is spread over an area of 700 acres. Crowning a 7-mile long hill, Chittorgarh is home to numerous palaces, towers, temples, etc. The history of Chittorgarh is very rich, full seizures and acquisitions. Bappa Rawal, the founder of the Sisodia dynasty, married princess Solanki. The kingdom of Chittorgarh was first given as a dowry gift to him in the mid 8th century. Read on this Chittorgarh city guide to explore the city further:.
Presently, the Chittorgarh of Rajasthan, India extends below the hill on the west side. An embodiment of Rajput pride, romance and spirit, Chittorgarh abounds with tales of heroism and sacrifice. The main attraction behind Chittorgarh travel & tourism is its colossal fort, built on top of a hill. The fort is a reflection of the Rajput culture and tradition. Apart from that, there are a number of towers, palaces, museums and temples worth visiting in the city.
Places For Visit
Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh fort is a huge and colossal structure. The entrance to the fort is provided through seven gates and lead up to the main gate, Ram Pol (gate of Ram). The main gate of the fort itself is Suraj Pol (Sun gate). As per the legend, Bhim, a Pandava, started the construction of the fort. There are a number of magnificent monuments inside the fort itself.
Vijay Stambh
Vijay Stambh means the tower of victory. Maharana Kumbha built the Vijay Stambh in 1440 AD to celebrate his victory over Mohamed Khilji. It is 9 stories high and is decorated with the sculptures of Hindu deities. It provides an entrancing sight in the evening, when it is illuminated with bright lights.
Kirti Stambh
Kirti Stambh means the tower of fame. Built by a wealthy Jain merchant in 12th century, it is dedicated to Adinathji, the first Jain teerthankar. Naked figures of the Digambars adorn the tower. It is 22 m and 7 stories high.
Rana Kumbha Palace
Chittorgarh, Rajasthan sightseeing tour must include Rana Kumbha Palace, the most imposing monument in the Chittorgarh fort. Rich heritage and architecture define this palace. It is believed that the palace has underground basements where Rani Padmini and other women performed Jauhar.
Kumbha Shyam Temple
The Kumbha Shyam temple is built in an Indo-Aryan style. The temple is linked to Meerabai, a passionate and ardent devotee of Lord Krishna. Ratan Singh Palace: Ratan Singh Palace was built as a winter resort for the kings. Looking over a small lake, it presents a picturesque sight.
Padmini Palace
The famous places to see in Chittorgarh also include Padmini Palace, built adjacent to a lotus pool. It has a legend attached to it. Ala-ud-din saw the reflection of Queen Padmini in this pool. He was so captivated and entranced by her that he fought a furious battle with Maharana Ratan Singh (husband of Maharani Padmini). This battle changed the history of Chittorgarh.
Get Chittaurgarh
Visit by Road - There are regular bus services from Chittorgarh to other cities in Rajasthan and India. Bus services operate for Delhi, Mount Abu, Jaipur, Indore, Ajmer and many other towns.
Visit by Air - The nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport at Udaipur, about 90 km from Chittorgarh city.
Visit by Rail - Chittorgarh is well connected by rail to other cities and towns of Rajasthan and India. The Chittorgarh railway station connects Chittorgarh to cities such as Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Udaipur and Delhi. In addition to this, you also have the option to travel by the Palace on Wheels luxury train.

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