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Chittorgarh Travel Guide

Overview

Chittorgarh is the fort (garh in Hindi) of Chittor (in Rajasthan). Worth to explore, the place is punctuated with beautiful stone buildings and relics of history. Surrounded by more than 150 cliffs, Chittorgarh is symbolic of bravery, patriotism, romanticism, valor and tragedy. It holds great historic importance for the Rajputs. You can explore the bygone era of chivalry, in this small town and in the remains of Chittorgarh Fort. Also, the Rana Kumbha Palace is a must visit. It is in one of the cellars of this palace where Rani Padmini performed jauhar. Jauhar was an act of burning oneself into death, practiced by Rajput Queens to avoid dishonor by invaders or enemy after wars. A relaxed walk down the galleries of Padmini Palace is worth the effort & time. Chittorgarh celebrate the very famous Rajput festival "Jauhar Mela", annually. Besides its historic relics, this place is also a shopper’s delight ona India day tour to the city. Local bazaars sell various handmade metal artifacts, tie-dye fabrics, famous Thewa jewelry, leather products and other handmade knick-knacks.


How to visit:

By road: Bus services operate to several important destinations. Delhi (583 km), Mount Abu (297 km), Jaipur (325 km), Indore (325 km) and Ajmer (185 km) away from Chittaurgarh.

By rail: Chittaurgarh (COR) is a train station in Chittorgarh and is well connected by rail.

By air: Udaipur airport (UDR) is the nearest airport which is at a distance of 90 kms. Udaipur airport is well connected to all cities.

Fast Facts

Location - Rajasthan, North India

Places of Interest - Chittorgarh Fort, Jay Stambha, Kirti Stambha, Rana-Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Meera Temple and Kumbha Shyam Temple and Archaeological Museum

Best time to visit - October to April

Language - Hindi, English

Festivals - Dusehra, Deepawali, Holi

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