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    Best time to Visit Chittorgarh Chittaur: Jan,Feb,dec

    Category : History/heritage: History & Heritage,Culture & Festival

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Description

    Chittorgarh is a beautiful place that boasts the glory of Rajput history.

    Chittorgarh is home to the famous Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in India and Asia. 
    The fort has the rich history of being was under siege thrice and each time Chittor fighting back bravely. 
    The ladies and children of Chittor had committed Jauhar (taking one's own life) in order to avoid capture and enslavement at the hands of invaders. 
    The pride, romance and spirit of people of Chittor always chose death before surrendering against anyone.
    These rich culture and history can still be felt by visiting the city of Chittaurgarh which is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. 
    The city is scattered with monuments and battlements as evidence of the blood and gore that it went through in medieval times.

     

    Chittorgarh was also known as Chitrakut in ancient times.


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    Chittaur Fort

    Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :NA

    Chittaur Fort is one of the largest forts. The fort stands on 180 meters high hill and covers an area of 700 acres. The one mile long serpentine road to the fort is quite steep and exhaustive. The fort is approached through seven huge gateways or 'pols', which are guarded by watch tower and massive iron spiked doors. Chittorgarh fort was also called as Water Fort, as it had 84 water bodies, out of which only about 22 exist today. The water bodies include talabs (ponds), kunds (wells), and baories (stepwells). Light and Sound Show Timing: 7:00 PM Daily Show
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      Vijay Stambh

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      Vijay Stambha, is a huge nine storey tower which was built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. The tower is 122 ft (37 m) high and stands on a 10 ft high base; providing a great view of the surroundings. For reaching the top of the tower one have to climb 157 steps. There are sculptures and carvings on the exterior walls of the tower. And the inside walls of the tower are carved with images of Gods, weapons, etc.
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        Rana Kumbha Palace

        Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :NA

        Rana Kumbha Palace is located near Vijay Stambha. It was once the residence of Rana Kumbha, the ruler of Mewar during 1433 to 1468 AD. It is the place where Rani Padmini committed Jauhar along with the wives and children of other warriors. Rana Kumbha Palace is a part of many other legends. This palace is also the birthplace of Maharana Udai Singh, 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, and then carried the prince away to safety in a fruit basket. (The maid's son was killed by Banbir assuming him to be the prince). There are many tales that claim that this palace is one of the most haunted places in Rajasthan.
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          Kirti Stambh

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          The Kirti Stambha, also known as Tower of Fame, is a beautiful tower that was erected in the 12th century and is adorned with intricate carvings of Digambars. It is a is a 22-metre-high (72 ft) tower devoted to the first Jain Tirthankara. There is a narrow stairway that goes through seven stories of the tower to the top.
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            Fateh Prakash Palace (Government Museum)

            Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)

            Fateh Prakash Palace was constructed by the Maharana Fateh Singh in Rajasthani style of architecture. The salient features of this palace are large number of corridors and pillars. The palace houses large number of paintings and exquisite collections from royal family. The large part of the palace is converted into a museum.
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              Padmini Palace

              Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :NA

              Located at the midst of the Chittorgarh Fort, Rani Padmini Palace is named after Queen Padmini. She was known for her impeccable beauty and intelligence. Tales say that she herself inspected the defences of the palace when the fort was under the siege by Sultan of Delhi, Alauddin Khilji. The palace is a three-Storeyed structure, which has its outer walls painted white and it overlooks a pleasant lotus pool. There is beautiful garden, called as Padmini gardens near the palace; which is still maintained in good condition.
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                Kalika Mata Temple

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                Kalika Mata temple is placed across Padmini Palace. It was originally a temple of the Sun God, which was built during the 8th century; later at 14th century it got converted to Kali mata temple and was dedicated to Goddess Kali
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                  Meera Temple

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                  Meera Temple is a proof of true love and devotion that princess Meera had for Lord Krishna. This beautiful temple stands in the vicinity of Chittorgarh fort, and people still gather here to recite the poems and songs that Meera bhai used to sing for Lord Krishna. On the walls of this temple are also inscribed the bhajans (songs of devotion) Meera wrote and sang in praise of Lord Krishna.
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                    Gaumukh Reservoir

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                    Gaumukh Reservoir is the most important water tank of Chittorgarh Fort and is considered as a sacred spot as well. It is shaped like the mouth of a cow; hence it has got its name. Feeding the fish here is considered to be an auspicious ritual.
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                      Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

                      Entry Fees :₹ 10 Time To Visit :6:30 AM - 5:00 PM

                      Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 15,000 hectares and is an beautiful place to visit for all nature lovers. It is home to Langur, Mongoose, Panther. Prior permission has to be obtained from the District Forest Officer, Chittorgarh before visiting the sanctuary.
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                        Rana Sanga Market

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                        Rana Sanga Market is a major shopping area of Chittorgarh. The market is known for selling exquisite Rajasthani items; it also has many options for metal wares, fabrics, wooden toys, handicrafts, jewellery.
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                          By Air
                          The nearest airport is Udaipur's Dabok Airport which is located at 96 kms.

                           

                          By Train
                          Chittaurgarh Railway Station has regular train connectivity from other major cities of the country

                           

                          By Road
                          Chittorgarh has road connectivity and has many bus connecting to with the neighbouring cities.