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Tourism In Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh Tourism

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Tourism in Chittorgarh

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About Chittorgarh Tourism

Nestled on the banks of Beach and Gambheri rivers, the magnificent city of Chittorgarh in Rajasthan boasts a tapestry of rich culture and Rajput history. A city as well as a municipality in Rajasthan, Chittorgarh is a famous tourist destination in northwest India. It is known for the honey-colored, 7th-century Chittorgarh Fort, a vast hilltop complex with the remains of many temples and monuments. Chittorgarh tourism is largely influenced by the forts and palaces built here since ancient times. Once used to be the capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, there is a lot to cherish as you gear up for Chittorgarh tourism. Decked with numerous ruins, citadels, and forts, including the gigantic Chittorgarh Fort, this place lets you savor the glorious historical tales of sacrifice and heroism, making it one of the most sought-after travel destinations in Rajasthan. So, if you are a history buff, or someone who loves to marvel at the royal architecture, every nook and corner of this city is going to leave you spellbound till the entirety of the excursion

History of Chittorgarh

History of Chittorgarh is replete with the valiant tales of Rajput kings and warriors. Legendary founder of the Sisodia dynasty, Bappa Rawal received Chittor, with all its formidable fortifications, during the mid eighteenth century as dowry from the Solankis. Chittor is seated at a sprawling seven-mile- long hill, and covers 700 acres of areas which also include its fortifications, towers, temples, and palaces. Today, all these monumental structures form an integral part of Chittorgarh tourism

Steeped in a tumultuous yet glorious history, Chittorgarh, also known as Chittor, has seen numerous valiant battles that Rajput men and women had to fight against the invaders from Delhi, including the siege of Alauddin Khilji, who invaded the historical city in 1303 A.D. If you want to know more about Chittorgarh history, then do visit to its many attractions, including the largest fort complex- Chittorgarh Fort (after which the city was named). As you unveil the stunning attraction, the self-sacrificing story of Jauhar performed by Rani Padmini may just send shivers down your spine. It is one of the most important historical facts about Chittorgarh. Crammed with water moats and roof pavilions, the most famous attraction in the fort complex is the Rani Padmini Palace. The dilapidated palace still rings the courageous story of Rani Padmini out loud in its every corner.

Places to Visit in Chittorgarh for One Day Trip

While there are a lot of places to see and enjoy in Chittorgarh, there are only a few places which must be visited during a one-day trip here especially during Chittorgarh sightseeing bus tour. If you wish to enjoy the beauty of Chittorgarh but have time restraints, check out these best places : 

Chittorgarh Fort - It is located 7 km away from Chittorgarh Railway Station. Chittorgarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India which can be easily visited during anytime of the day. It is also a World Heritage Site in India. 

Rana Kumbh Palace - It is located 6 km away from Chittorgarh Railway Station. Rana Kumbha Palace is a top heritage site in Chittorgarh which can be easily covered during a day’s trip to Chittorgarh. 

Kirti Stambh - It is located at a distance of 7.5 km from Chittorgarh Railway Station. Also known as Tower of Fame, Kirti Stambh can be easily visited along with Kumbha Palace which is just 800 metres away. An ancient Jain monument, Kirti Stambh is actually situated inside the Chittorgarh Fort Complex.

Important Things To Know In Chittorgarh 

One of the most important things to know about Chittorgarh is the connectivity. There are two main railway heads here - Chittorgarh railway station and Chittaurgarh Junction.

Stay and accommodation is not a problem in Chittorgarh as there are nearly 75 hotels present here.

Chittorgarh has two large malls which are famous for shopping and regular market needs - Shree Krishna Store and Shubham The Mall. 

In case of any medical emergency, head to one of the hospitals present here - Aruna Hospital, Panchmukhi Hanuman Chikitsa, Akshar Hospital, Sharma Nursing Home, Sanjivani Hospital, Rathi Hospital, and so on. 

Famous Food in Chittorgarh 

The best way to enjoy food in Chittorgarh is through its street food and snacks. There are a wide variety of snacks available in almost all the corners of Chittorgarh which offer an unforgettable experience. However, you must also try the special thalis which are available at all the restaurants in Chittorgarh. 

Dal Bati Churma - is a vegetarian dish which comprises of a baked wheat-flour ball and vegetable curry known as churma

Lal Maas - is a popular non-vegetarian dish which is also the specialty of entire state of Rajasthan. This dish is best enjoyed with millet bread. 

Mohan Maas - is another popular non-vegetarian dish which is made up of milk, mild spices and cream. It is less spicier than lal mass but equally delectable. 

Gatte ki Khichdi - is a famous vegetarian dish which is prepared with small dumplings made out of Bengal gram. Try this for evening snacks along with add-ons. 

Shopping in Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh is well-known for its forts and palaces which retell the stories of bravery and warriorship. However, Chittorgarh is also famous for a lot of other things, shopping being one of them. Some of the best items to buy in Chittorgarh are : 

Thewa jewelry 

Metal Ware

Colorful leather jutis

Fabrics

Akola fabrics 

Wooden painted toys

If you are wondering about the places to shop for these items, here’s a list :

Rana Sanga Market

Sadar Bazaar

Fort Road Market

New Cloth Market

Gandhi Chowk

Station Circle

Festivals in Chittorgarh

If you are planning to visit Chittorgarh for a cultural tour, you must visit it during the festive seasons. The whole town wears a color of vibrancy and glitter during the festivals celebrated here. Some of the fairs and festivals celebrated in Chittorgarh are : 

Maharana Pratap Jayanti - it is celebrated in honour of the valiant Maharana Pratap Singh. During this time, several puja and processions take place. You can also enjoy cultural programs and debates held during this time.

Meera Mahostav - this celebration takes place annually, on Meera’s birth anniversary which falls on the day of Sharad Poornima. It is a 3-day celebration which include puja, discussions, dances, and fireworks. 

Gangaur - celebrated during the months of March and April, it is the most important and colorful festivals of Rajasthan. In Chittorgarh, it is celebrated with much fervor especially by the womenfolk who offer their prayers to Goddess Gauri.

Take our Chittorgarh travel guide, and set out for an exploration of this magnificent city in Rajasthan. Once famed for its opulence and grandeur, though the city is catching up to commercialization, the evidence of glorious battles shall take you back to the medieval times in no time!

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Travel to Chittorgarh

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By Air

The nearest airport to Chittorgarh is the airport of Udaipur named Dabok Airport. The distance between Chittorgarh and Dabok Airport is 80 kilometers which can be covered in around 1 hour and 53 minutes. There is no airport in Chittorgarh. The airlines operating to Dabok Airport are Jet Airways, IndiGo, Air India, and Spice Jet. The cities connected directly by air to Dabok Airport are Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad.

By Train

Chittorgarh railway station is connected to many major cities of Rajasthan such as Jaipur, Bhilwara, Kota, Jodhpur, and Udaipur. One can find weekly trains to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Kanpur, and Agra. The railway station is located in Railway Colony. The rail distance between Jaipur and Chittorgarh is around 301 kilometers and can be covered in approximately 5 hours and 35 minutes.

By Road

Chittorgarh is very well connected by road to the major cities of Rajasthan and India. The Chittorgarh bus stand is located on Bundi Road, Kidwai Nagar and has many buses running directly to cities like Delhi, Jaipur, and Ajmer. One can find both luxury and non-luxury buses running to these destinations. The distance between Jaipur to Chittorgarh is around 310 kilometers and can be covered in around 5 hrs and 45 mins.

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    Ankit

    Dehradun

    Ankit's 5 days trip to Chittorgarh

    One of the best holidays i have experienced. Thanx to jigyasa mam and travel corp as a whole for planning my entire homeymoon and making it worth remembering. The arrangements im all the hotels were amazing and hospitality was really great .....ill be looking forward to seek assiatance in planning my holidays with travel corps

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    Anshika Singh

    New delhi

    Anshika's 4 days trip to Chittorgarh

    How was your stay in hotels - stay in the hotels was good. Udaipur hotels were really nice with great hospitality, we didn't liked the mount abu's cottage much How was the driver with sight seeing and every thing? Driver was friendly and he took us to the main attractions, however, there were couple of places we suggested to add in our sight seeing but either time didn't allowed or he was in a lil hurry How was Yugal as your travel agent with your package? - Yugal is the best part our trip, very cooperative and always available whenever we need any info We are definitely going to ask him for our next trip providing he give us the best price  If you got a chance would be again book with us ? Yes, for sure Would you recommend us to your family friends? Definitely and a one line review for your whole trip in combine

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    Rahul Jasuja

    Kota

    Rahul's 3 days trip to Chittorgarh

    Clasyy services by hotel manager & Chirag (Apka tripvala ) & food also tasty Apka trip also tooo much flexibilile & coperative also .... Thanks for everything I recommended..

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    Nupur Ladha

    Jaipur

    Nupur's 3 days trip to Chittorgarh

    Travelled with family at Jaipur and Ranthambore. Totally a great experience and hospitality by Aapka Tripwala. Very nice dense forest and Thanks to Mazhar ji for our canter experience. We could spot tiger family in zone 3. There is a beautiful lake having many crocodiles. It was my first and memorable trip with my family after lockdown.

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    Agrawalrasik

    Mathura

    Agrawalrasik's 3 days trip to Chittorgarh

    We had 2 trips to the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve one in the morning which was an early start and quite chilly but blankets were supplied, Unfortunately, on this occasion we did not have the pleasure of viewing any tigers but plenty of other wild life The 2nd trip was in the afternoon and pleased to say we did manage to see mother Tiger and her two cubs  how exciting It was an amazing experience even if no tigers were spotted. I would advise that it is quite a bumpy trail but just hold on tight Thanks to Tripwala and the concerned person Chirag ji for assisting us throughout. I would definitely recommend this trip as it was just wonderful.

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    Harish Kalia

    Sector 67

    Harish's 4 days trip to Chittorgarh

    It was a very good trip of ours. Everything was smooth and perfect. Only the hotel provided to us in Jaipur that is Fern residency was not upto the mark , the main problem we faced over there was the room comfort means rooms were smaller than that which was provided to us in Ajmer. Rest all like the driver and the agent were very good.

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    Sonal Jain

    Mumbai

    Sonal's 5 days trip to Chittorgarh

    It was a good trip . Everything was nice. Only the problem we had was with the driver. Firstly all the time we need to pay for his food which was not informed to us and after that what all places we want to cover he didn't listen to us properly. So far for us the agent was nice only the suggestion for him from our side is that only to provide the driver who should be cooperative enough especially when the group is there on the tour.

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    Oviya Jayaseelsn

    Bengaluru

    Oviya's 4 days trip to Chittorgarh

    It was our family trip . And it was a good experience of ours. Only the issue we had was with the driver that too the language barrier was there anyhow the driver was really very nice and cooperative but we don't know Hindi and so he can't understand what we are trying to say ,so most of the time we have to call our agent and ask him to translate. So, a suggestion from my end for the agent is only that specially for the South Indian travellers they can provide those driver so can understand the a little bit of English . Rest our agent was nice and very supportive throughout our trip.

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    Chaitra Muddaiah

    Bengaluru

    Chaitra's 5 days trip to Chittorgarh

    Everything was nice. The hotels were decent and driver was having a good behaviour towards us. The hotel issue happened was with the hotel that was provided to us in Jaipur and later driver took us to wrong camp in Jaisalmer. All these things have been resolved by the agent on the trip itself. So, quite happy with the service. Only that if these minor issues would not been happened that this would have been an amazing trip of ours.

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    Varshanaik

    Bengaluru

    Varshanaik's 5 days trip to Chittorgarh

    It was a really well planned trip. Everything was nice, the driver was friendly with us. So, It was an amazing trip of ours.

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    As you set out for an excursion to the historical city of Rajasthan- Chittorgarh, do try local cuisines like: Daal baati churma, Gatte ki khichdi, Rajasthani kadhi, filling thalis among others.

    As the city is famed for the self-sacrificing Jauhar performed by Rani Padmini, the popular festivals of Teej and Gangur let you experience its culture at its best. Celebrated with great pomp, these festivals are observed in the months of July or August and March or April respectively.

    To delve into the grandeur of this historical city, you may hop on a helicopter, and cherish the stunning bird’s-eye view of the attractions like: Chittorgarh Fort, Kirti Stambh, Vijai Stambh, Kalika Mata Temple, and Rana Kumbha’s Palace.

    While exploring this magnificent city in Rajasthan, you can buy items like: colorful leather juttis, thewa jewelry, metal ware, akola fabrics, and more that make for a perfect bouquet of souvenirs.

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