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Chittorgarh, the legendary city of Rajasthan, is the epitome of Rajput pride, romance and spirit. Known as the city of bravery and sacrifice, Chittorgarh was one of the most fiercely contested seats of power in India. Many legends and tales associated with heroism and sacrifices of the passionate men and women of Chittorgarh make it a wonderful place to visit.

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Tourist Attractions in Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh Fort :
Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan The pride of Chittorgarh, the Chittorgarh fort, was built by the later Maurya rulers in the 7th century A.D. It's spread over an area of 700 acres on a 180m high hill. Bhim, one of the Pandava heroes of the Mahabharata, is associated with the fort's original construction. One can experience all the attractions of Chittorgarh in the fort. The main gates of the fort are Padal Pol, Hanuman Pol and Bhairon Pol.

Vijay Stambh :
Vijay Stambh Chittorgarh RajasthanVijay 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.

Rana Kumbha Palace :
Rana Kumbha Palace Chittorgarh, RajasthanThe most massive monument inside the Chittorgarh Fort, the Rana Kumbha Palace is a ruined edifice of great historical and architectural interest. It was the palace where queen Padmini and other women committed Jauhar (self immolation) to protect their honor and pride.

Kirti Stambh
Kirti Stambh Chittorgarh, RajasthanThe Stambh stands at a height of 22 meters and was built by a wealthy Jain merchant in the 12th century AD. It is dedicated to Adinathji, the first of the Jain Tirthankaras.

Padmini Palace :
Padmini Palace Chittorgarh, RajasthanThe 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.

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Shopping in Chittorgarh

A Chittorgarh shopping guide will include the following items for which the city is quite famous for
Metal Ware
Thewa Jewelry (gold designs embedded in glass)
Colorful Leather Jutis (embroidered camel leather shoes)
Akola Fabrics (painted with vegetable dyes)
Wooden Painted Toys (from Bassi village)

Some of the famous shopping places of Chittorgarh, Rajasthan are:
Sadar Bazaar
Rana Sanga Market
New Cloth Market
Fort Road Market
Gandhi Chowk
Station Circle

How to Getting Chittorgarh

How to Reach Chittorgarh by Air: The nearest airport to Chittorgarh is the Udaipur airport. It's about 90 kms from the Chittorgarh city. It's linked with daily flights from Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur.

How to Reach Chittorgarh by Rail : Chittorgarh Railway Station is located on the western banks of Gambhari River. It's well connected to Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Delhi, Jaipur and Kota.

How to Reach Chittorgarh by Road : Main bus stand provides good service for Ajmer, Bundi and Udaipur.
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