• Best Time To Visit Chittorgarh
  • October March
  • Distance From Major Cities To Chittorgarh
  • Jaipur-309 kms.
  • Delhi-570 kms.
  • Ahmedabad-422 kms.
  • Mumbai-973 kms.
  • Weather in Chittorgarh
  • Summer 43.8C (Max) - 23.8C (Min)
  • Winter 28C (Max) - 11C (Min)
  • Rainy Season July to Mid Sept, and very humid (up to 90%)


Chittoragh


About Chittorgarh


The Chittaurgarh is known as one of the old city of colorful Rajasthan. The forts and palaces of Citttaur are glorious tales of valor and sacrifice in India.
Its is the soil of great martyrdom, the Rajputs, who have seen the battle field from close quarters and have witnessed number of deaths in the Warfield. The brave Rajputs proved that they would rather embrace death than bow before a foreign power.
Thousands of Rajputs warriors shed their blood to protect there motherland from enemies hand, who try to conquer their land.
Chittaurgarh is located in the south east of Rajasthan, near the Madhya Pradesh border. It is little far from rest of the destination points in the royal state of Rajasthan. It is about 588 Km far in the south west area from Delhi (National capital of India) and 113 Km from Udaipur by Road.

Tourist Attractions in Chittoragh

Chittorgarh Fort:

According to legends, Bhim, one of the pandava hero, is credited with the original construction of the fort. Most of the Chittaur attractions are settled inside its magnificent fort.
This bewitching fort has crinkled labyrinthine of over 1 km, which leads through all the massive gates. The fort looks massive in structure with the number of gateways inside it....more on Chittorgarh Fort in Chittorgarh

Vijay stambh (Victory Tower):

The most imposing monuments in Chittor are the dual towers that stand as a grim reminder of the jaded grandeur of Chittor. Vijaystambha or Victory Tower was erected by Rana Kumbha from 1457-58 after he defeated the combined armies of Malwa and Gujarat.
The tower is 122 feet high and its summit spans an area of more than 17 feet. Nine storeys ascend into the sky from the 35 feet broad base on a 42 feet broad platform. Each of the nine storeys have doorways leading into colonnaded balconies.
Designed by an architect called Jaita in the Jain revivalist style, the tower is built of quartz and compact limestone abundantly found in Chittor.
The colonnaded top storey has a statue of a kanya (young girl) surrounded by gopis (milkmaids) in dancing postures playing various musical instruments. Black marble tablets in this floor contain shlokas (verses) tracing the genealogy of Chittor rulers.
However, most of the slabs have been defaced and only one is still in its original condition. The fifth floor contains relief of the builders of the tower, and a simple staircase which leads right up to the top connects all the storeys.

Rana Kumbha's Palace:

Rana Kumbha was the one who officially built Chittor, and his palace is the oldest monument within the fort walls. The palace was built from 1433-68 in plastered stone, and the entrance is through Suraj Pol which directly leads into a courtyard.
On the right of Suraj Pol is the Darikhana or Sabha (council chamber) behind which lies a Ganesha temple and the zenana (living quarters for women). A massive water reservoir is located towards the left of Suraj Pol.
Ruined houses towards the south of the palace may have been used by lesser nobles, or were probably used by palace attendants. Below the central courtyard is a subterranean chamber where Rani Padmini committed jauhar with the rest of the women of Chittor when Alauddin Khilji besieged the fort.
But perhaps the most remarkable feature of the palace is its splendid series of canopied balconies. The complex also houses stables for elephant and horses, but is now in ruins.

Padmini Palace:

Padmini Palace is a compact three storeyed white building, but what is seen today is a 19th century reconstruction of the original. The palace is surrounded by water, and the inevitable chhatris (pavilions) crown its roofs.
This was perhaps the forerunner of the concept of jagmahals (palaces surrounded by water), and it was from here that Akbar carried off huge bronze gates and installed them in Agra. Close by is Bhimlat kund, an artificial tank dedicated to the strongest of the Pandava brother, Bhima.

Government Museum:

The magnificent Fateh Prakash Mahal has been converted into a museum, which houses rare and rich collection of sculptures from fort and the temples.
The other important places are, the temple of Tulja Bhawani (the tutelary goddess of the scribes), temple of Annapurna, the Naulakha Bhandar or Nine Lakh treasury, Singar Chaori, depicting inscription dating back to 1448 AD, Sat-bis-Deori, the old Jain temple, etc.

Kalika Mata Temple:

Kalika Mata Temple 
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Bappa Rawal built the Kallika Mata temple sometime during the 8th century for Surya, the Sun god. Alauddin Khilji destroyed it in the first sack of Chittor, but Rana Hammir rebuilt it as a Kali temple in the 14th century.
The temple consists of five chambers, all devoid of their original roofs. The walls of this temple are plain but the cornices are decorated with lotus symbols. The inner sanctums walls depict the Sun god Surya in nichs surrounded by consorts and angels.
The moon god Chandra is also shown in sculptures in the walls which rise up into a flat ceiling supported by quadrangular pillars, also intricately carved and bracketed at the top. The doorframe of the inner sanctum has four ornamental bands with Surya forming the central theme of its carvings.
The entire frame is flanked by an elaborate panel in which are carved figures of deities around a main figure of the sun god. The temple still retains the flavor of the Gupta style of architecture, and an inscription within the edifice informs us that it was built by king Manabhanga.

How To Reach Chittoragh

Fly Away: Udaipur is the nearest airport. Daily flight form Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Lucknow are available to Udaipur.
On Tracks: Chittaurgarh has rail links with Ahmedabad, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Jaipur, Kota, Alwar and Delhi.
On Wheels: Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe & air conditioned buses from Jaipur to Chittaurgarh. It is also connected by road to Delhi, Mount Abu, Chittaurgarh, Bundi and Udaipuri.

Where To Stay in Chittoragh

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Where To Shop in Chittoragh

A city of bravery and sacrifice, Chittorgarh is also known for its some unique shopping items. Chittorgarh shopping destinations offer an interesting experience to the tourists.
A Chittorgarh shopping guide will include the following items for which the city is quite famous for Metal Ware, Fabrics, 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