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.
Tourist Attractions in Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh Fort :
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
Vijay Stambh :
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 :
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.
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 :
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
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:
Rana Sanga Market
New Cloth Market
Fort Road Market
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
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.