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Information of Chittorgarh

Rajasthan’s most romantic name is Chittaur. Chittorgarh is a city in Rajasthan state of western India. Chittorgarh was founded by Bappa Rawal in 8th century, it is located at an elevation of 408 mts above sea level. Chittorgarh city is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. Mirabai, 16th century poet and Rani Padmini belongs to Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh is known for its massive fort which is 3 miles long and 495 feet high and also for Kirtistambha (Tower of Victory) and Vijaystambha.

Climate of Chittorgarh is very pleasant. In Summers it is about 23.8° Celsius and in winters it is about 11.6° Celsius. Best time to visit Chittorgarh is from September to March. Languages spoken in Chittorgarh are Rajasthani, English and Hindi. Chittorgarh is home to the Chittorgarh Fortw which is the largest fort in India.


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History of Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh is the essence of Chattari Rajput pride, spirit and romance, people of Chittor always chose death before surrendering against anyone. It is a symbol of all that was true, brave and noble in the superb Rajput tradition. It is believed historically that Chittor was built by the Maurya dynasty. Mauryan rule ended in 271 B.C. as a dominant power in India. Chittaur was attacked three times and on each occasion the rite of Jauhar was performed.

The first attack was by Alauddin Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi in 1303 AD who was enamoured by the beauty of Padmini whose face he had seen reflecting on a mirror. Rani Padmini preferred death to abduction and committed jauhar along with all the other ladies of the fort.The second was in 1533 when the Sultan of Gujarat attacked Bikramjeet of Chittaur. Rani Karnavati, a Bundi Princess, take the jauhar in which many children and women perished. The ultimate sacrifice for freedom Jauhar was again performed for the third time after the Mughal Emperor Akbar captured Chittorgarh in 1568. Then the capital was moved west to Udaipur in the foothills of the Aravalli Range where Rana Udai Singh II had established a residence in 1559. Udaipur remained the capital of Mewar until it acceded to the union of India in 1947 and Chittorgarh gradually lost its political importance. Chittorgarh remains replete with historic associations and holds a very special place in the hearts of Rajputs, as it was a bastion of the clan at a time when every other stronghold had surrendered to attack. It is often called as the "Bhakti aur Shakti ki nagari"

Tourist attractions of Chittorgarh

The prominent tourist attraction in Chittorgarh is the Chittorgarh Fort. Chittorgarh Fort is the pride of Chittor. The fort is huge structure with many gateways built in 7th century AD and perched at an altitude of 180 m hill and spreads over 700 acres.

Tourist attractions in Chittorgarh are:

Kirti Stambh
Kirti Stambh is a tower which is dedicated to Rishabha who was the first Tirthankara of Jainism. It was constructed by a merchant and is ornamented with figures from the Jain pantheon. It is a seven storied pillar which was founded by Biherwal Mahajan Sanaya of Digambar Jain sect during 12th century AD. Idols of Shri Adinathji in Digambar style are engraved on its four corners each of which are five feet high and elsewhere are engraved several small idols which are consecrated to Jain lineage of deities.

Rana Kumbha's Palace
Rana Kumbha's Palace is near the Vijay Stambh. Rana Kumbha's Palace is the birthplace of Maharana Udai Singh who was the founder of Udaipur. His life was saved by the heroic act of the maid Panna Dhay who replaced her son in place of the prince, with the result that her son was killed by Banbir. She carried the prince away to safety in a fruit basket.

Vijay Stambh
Vijay Stambh is a vast nine storey tower which was founded by Maharana Kumbha to honor his victory over the Muslim rulers of Gujarat and Malwa in 1440. The tower is 122 ft high and stands on a 10 ft high base. There are carvings and sculptures on the exterior walls of the tower. The tower is visible from any section of the town below. The inside walls of the tower are carved with images of weapons and Gods. For reaching at the top of the tower one have to climb 157 steps.

Rani Padmini's Palace
From Rani Padmini's Palace, Alauddin Khilji was allowed to watch a reflection of the Rani by replacing the mirror at such an angle that even if he turned back he could not see the room. Khilji had been warned by the Rani's husband Rawal Ratan Singh that if he turned back they would cut his neck.

Kalika Mata Temple
Initially Kalika Mata Temple was constructed in the 8th century for Sun God, later it was converted to a temple for mother Goddess Kali in the 14th century. During the festival days of Navaratri fairs are organised and pilgrims from different places come here to pay obeisance at the temple.

Other attractions include: Tower of Victory, Kumbha Shyam Temple, Fateh Prakash Palace Museum, Meera Temple,  Jaimal Patta Palace.
 

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How to Reach Chittorgarh

By Rail:
Chittorgarh is well-connected with Jaipur, Alwar, Bundi, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Delhi and various other cities.

By Road:
Bus services operate between Chittorgarh and several other destinations in India and Rajasthan.

By Air:
The nearest airport from Chittorgarh is Udaipur which is about 112 km from Chittorgarh. Udaipur is connected by daily Air Service from New Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

 

You will visit “Chittorgarh” during the below Tours of Rajasthan.

31 Days Rajasthan Tour (Including Chittorgarh)
31 Days / 30 Nights

Delhi - Alwar - Deeg - Bharatpur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Dholpur - Ranthambore - Tonk - Bundi - Jhalawar - Kota - Bijolia - Chittorgarh - Dungarpur - Banswara - Udaipur - Rajsamand - Nathdwara - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Rohetgarh - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner -  Nagaur - Mandawa - Sikar - Jhunjhunu -Jaipur - Delhi

28 Days Rajasthan Heritage Tour (Including Chittorgarh)
28 Days / 27 Nights
Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Bhandarej - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Gajner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Rohetgarh - Deogarh - Ranakpur - Mount Abu - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Chittorgarh - Kota - Ranthambore - Bharatpur - Delhi

18 Days Rajasthan Round Trip Tour (Including Chittorgarh)
18 Days / 17 Nights
Delhi - Shekhawati - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Osian - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur - Dungarpur - Chittorgarh - Pushkar - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi

17 Days Rajasthan Vacations Tour (Including Chittorgarh)
17 Days / 16 Nights
Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Ranthambore - Kota - Bundi - Chittorgarh Pushkar - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa - Delhi

16 Days Rural Rajasthan Tour (Including Chittorgarh)
16 Days / 15 Nights
Delhi - Alwar - Samode - Pushkar - Khimsar - Phalodi - Luni - Ranakpur - Kumbhalgarh - Chittorgarh - Bundi - Ranthambore - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Delhi

 

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