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Chittorgarh City Guide

Exquisitely situated on the banks of River Berach and Gambhiri, Chittorgarh is a beautiful city in the east of Udaipur. Also referred to as Chittaur, this city was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs during 7th to 16th century. Every nook and corner of this majestic land epitomizes the Rajputana spirit, valor, pride and eternal romance. In fact, there are many monuments where you can actually feel and see the evidences of heroism and sacrifice showed by erstwhile rulers. Besides all, the imposing and extensive Chittorgarh Fort is a great piece of architectural creativity that stands still to replicate the magnificence of that era. This Chittorgarh traveling guide will provide you detailed information about this historically rich town.

Tourist Attractions
Chittorgarh Fort

Situated above a 180 metre hill, Chittorgarh Fort is a massive architecture sprawling over an expense of 2.8 sq. km. Beholding a magnificent architecture and various monuments inside, it is believed to be constructed in the 7th century AD by the Mauryans.



Kalika Mata Temple

Originally built in the 8th century for Sun God, it is a converted temple for mother Goddess Kali (in 14th century). This historic temple attracts a huge of devotees during festive days of Navratri.


Vijay Stambh

Endowed with exquisite sculpture work and carvings on the exterior walls, this monument was built by Maharana Kumbha to symbolize his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. Vijay Stambh literally means the tower of victory and soars up to 122 ft.


Kirti Stambh

Dedicated to the first Tirthankara of Jainism, Rishabha, it is a seven storied pillar with beautifully crafted idols of Shri Adinathji in Digambar style on its four corners.


Rana Kumbha Palace

Beholding rich heritage and royal architecture, Rana Kumbha Palace is a significant monument in the history of Chittorgarh. The palace is situated near the Vijay Stambh and is the birthplace of Maharan Udai Singh. It is also believed that Rani Padmini committed jauhar with other ladies here.


Best Time to Visit

The climate of Chittorgarh is dry and parched with hot and dry summers and cool winters. The most favorable time period to visit Chittorgarh is from 'September to March'.

How to Reach

Chittorgarh provides excellent connectivity to other major cities of Rajasthan and across India via different modes of transportations.

By Air: Maharana Pratap Airport or Udaipur Airport (90 km away from the Chittorgarh city) is the nearest airbase to the city of Chittorgarh.
By Rail: The Chittorgarh railway station connects the city to Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Udaipur, Delhi and many other major cities of India.
By Road: Chittorgarh lies on the Golden Quadrilateral National Highway (NH-8) and Ease West Corridor. One can hire private buses, cars or take inter-state transport buses to travel to this city.

Shopping in Chittorgarh

Known for its glorious history of bravery and sacrifice, Chittorgarh offers an exciting shopping experience to travelers. In the markets of Chittorgarh you will find an array of items that will surely add up to the treasures of your life. Metal Ware, Fabrics, Thewa jewelry (gold designs embedded in glass), colorful leather juttis (embroidered camel leather shoes), Akola fabrics (painted with vegetable dyes) and wooden painted toys (from Bassi village) are some exclusive items that you should buy. The best markets to obtain the authentic stuff in Chittorgarh are Sadar Bazaar, Rana Sanga Market, New Cloth Market, Fort Road Market, Gandhi Chowk, Station Circle market and the annual fair – Jauhar Mela.

Excursions

Apart from visiting the Chittorgarh city, one can plan exclusive excursion tour to Menar, Sita Mata Sanctuary (Dhariyavad), Nagari, Deogarh Fort, Bassi and Bijalpur.