Famous Chittorgarh Tourist Places for Travellers

Situated at the bank of Berach River, Chittorgarh played a major role in Rajasthan’s history. Interestingly It is the largest fort in Asia. It was founded by the Maurya dynasty in the 7th century. Then it was named as Chitrakut and Chitrangada Mori subsequently. Eventually, it came under the rule of Bappa Rawal who renovate the fort and made it his state’s capital. It has three Jauhar done by Rajput women to protect their honor and respect dishonoring from Muslim invaders Allauddin Khilji, Babar and Akbar. It is also Karm Bhoomi of great female Saint Meerabai, a devotee of Supreme God.

Climate: The city has a hot humid climate with not so extreme temperature. Nearby river Berach gives it a cool feel during the hot season.

Country India
State Rajasthan
District Chittaurgarh
Elevation 394 m (1,293 ft)
Population 96,028
Languages Hindi, Rajasthani
Nearby Cities Udaipur
Kota

Chittorgarh Tourist Places List with Complete Information

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh city is known for its huge fortresses in Rajasthan state. There are many big fortresses here, but the fort of Chittorgarh is a fort whose history is the most different and special. It was constructed during the reign of Maurya in the seventh century. It was founded in 734 by Bappa Rawal, ruler of Sisodia dynasty of Mewar. According to historical documents, the fort of Chittorgarh has remained the capital of Mewar for 834 years. Spread over 700 acres, the fort stands on the hill at a height of 180 meters from the ground and especially known as Chittorgarh Fort the capital of Mewar. At first, it was the rule of Guillot and later Sisodiya’s reign.

Chittorgarh Fort Rajasthan

The fort is the best example of patriotism, courage, medieval heroism and sacrifice of Sisodia and his women and children in Mewar in the 7th and 16th century to the state. At that time, Rajput rulers, soldiers, women and locals used to think that sacrificing the fighting against the forces instead of surrendering the Mughal army. In 2013, in Phnom Penh of Colombia, in the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee, along with Chittorgarh fort, five more Fort of Rajasthan were included in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

Malik Mohammad Jaisi described the invasion of Chittorgarh and historic conquest in 1303 AD, in poetry called Padmavat. In this, he named the title of the queen Padmini. In it, the storyteller states that Rani Padmawati was beautiful. Allauddin Khalji heard about the beauty of Padmavati and was excited to see. The army of Khalji surrounded Chittorgarh and sent a message to Raval Ratan Singh to meet Padmavati. Trusted that by meeting Padmavati, he will leave Chittor and will not attack.

Rawal Rattan Singh talked about this in a phased manner. The queen did not agree with this but found a solution to avoid the war. Khalji can see his shadow in the lotus pond. The condition will be that the Khalji has to come without the weapon. Enamored Khalji attracts the Queen’s beauty. In this war, Raval Ratan Singh and his soldiers were killed. After the defeat of the soldiers in the Battle of Chittorgarh Although, till Alauddin reached Durg, Padmini had made Johar with thousands of women. more than 16,000 women and children of Rajput soldiers had made Johar. And had sacrificed his life.

Chittorgarh is the karma bhumi of the ultimate devotee Meerabai. Meerabai had devoted to the Supreme God Kabir Sahib and taken Naam Diksha from Sant Ravi Das Ji. Sant Ravi Das Ji was also the disciple of Kabir Sahib. There are some stories about this which attracts tourists towards Chittorgarh tourism, it is said that Meerabai had drunk the cup of poison, that too had become nectar. The Chittorgarh has become the pride of India for its greatness, vastness, and devotion, who never bowed down to the enemy, the neck cut was approved, the story of this heroic heroism of the heroes has made a foundation of the Rajasthan tourism and the Chittorgarh to the tourist palace status.

    • Best Time to Visit: January to April & October to December
    • Open and Closing Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Entry Fees: INR 10 (Indian ) INR 100 (Overseas Tourist)
    • Distance from Chittorgarh  Railway Station: 6.7 km
    • Distance from Chittorgarh  Bus Stand: 8.7 km
    • Distance from Udaipur Airport: 114.4 km

Vijay Stambh

Vijay Stambh or Jai Stambh in Chittorgarh is considered a symbol of the victory of Chittaurgarh. It was constructed from 1448 to 1458 by Rana Kumbha in celebrating the victory of Sultan of Malwa against Mahmud Shah Khalji. It is related to Indian culture and architecture. The Vijay pillar stands at 122 feet high and 47 square feet on its base, It has approximately 157 steps up to the 9th floor. A scholar of international fame, while looking at the 9-storey building in Vijay Stambh and said that on each of its bottom, various dimensions of religion and culture have been presented. From the 9th floor, we get a spectacular view of the city of Chittorgarh.

Vijay Stambh Chittorgarh Rajasthan

      • Best Time to Visit: January to April & October to December
      • Open and Closing Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
      • Entry Fees: INR  (Indian ) (Overseas Tourist ) Chittorgarh Fort Ticket
      • Distance from Chittorgarh  Railway Station: 6.7 km
      • Distance from Chittorgarh  Bus Stand: 8.7 km
      • Distance from Udaipur Airport: 114.4 km

Rana Kumba Palace

Rana Kumba Palace is a historical monument where Rajput King Maharana Kumba spent his royal life. This fort was built in the 15th century and one of India’s finest architectures. It is a symbol of Rajput architecture and very popular among the Chittorgarh tourists.

Rana Kumbha Palace Chittorgarh

Maharana Kumbha created architecture at the age of 35, Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Achchargad is the main source of 32 forts made by them. It is said that underground basement in the Rana Kumbha palace. Rani Padmini and royal women living in the palace used to use the basement. It has some other tourist spot, such as the Archeological Museum, Fateh Prakash Museum, Jaimal and Kalla, Vijay Stambh, Padmini palace and cenotaphs.

      • Best Time to Visit: January to April & October to December
      • Open and Closing Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
      • Entry Fees: INR  (Indian ) (Overseas Tourist ) Chittorgarh Fort Ticket
      • Distance from Chittorgarh  Railway Station: 6.7 km
      • Distance from Chittorgarh  Bus Stand: 8.7 km
      • Distance from Udaipur Airport: 114.4 km

Padmini Palace

The three-story building situated in the southern part of Chittorgarh fort was built in the 19th century. Padmini Palace is located in the middle of the water. the place where Alauddin Khalji was allowed to see the image in Mirror of Rani Padmini. Seeing the image of Rani Padmini in the mirror, Allauddin went crazy with her beauty, and with the desire to win it, it was decided to destroy the Chittorgarh. The palace tells the story of courage and pride of Rani Padmini, the palace has a beautiful lotus pond. The architecture is wonderful and illustrated atmosphere attracts and draws tourists towards it.

Padmini Palace Chittorgarh

  • Best Time to Visit: January to April & October to December
  • Open and Closing Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Entry Fees: INR  (Indian ) (Overseas Tourist ) Chittorgarh Fort Ticket
  • Distance from Chittorgarh  Railway Station: 6.7 km
  • Distance from Chittorgarh  Bus Stand: 8.7 km
  • Distance from Udaipur Airport: 114.4 km

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