Best Sightseeing Places in Chittorgarh
Before planning your Chittorgarh vacation, be familiar with what you must visit during
Perched above a 180 metre hill, Chittorgarh Fort is a massive architecture that
sprawling over an area of 2.8 square kilometer. The fort beholds a stunning architecture
with a number of monuments inside. This fort is believed to be built in the 7th century
AD by the Mauryans.
Kalika Mata Temple:
Initially constructed in the 8th century for Sun God, this temple was converted a temple
for mother Goddess Kali (in 14th century). This famous and ancient temple attracts a
large number of devotees during festive days of Navratri.
Embellished with wonderful sculpture work and carvings on the exterior walls, this
monument was constructed by 'Maharana Kumbha' to symbolize his victory over the
Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in the year 1440. Vijay Stambh literally means the
tower of victory that soars up to 122 feet.
Devoted to the first Tirthankara of Jainism, Rishabha, Kirti Stambh is a seven storied
pillar with superbly crafted idols of 'Shri Adinathji' in Digambar style on its four corners.
Rana Kumbha Palace:
Beholding rich heritage and regal architecture, Rana Kumbha Palace is a significant
monument in the history of the city of Chittorgarh. The palace is located near the Vijay
Stambh and also the birthplace of 'Maharana Udai Singh'. It has been said that Rani
Padmini committed jauhar with other ladies in this palace.
Best Time for Holidaying in Chittorgarh
The climate of Chittorgarh is very dry and parched with hot and dry summers and cool
winters. Therefore, similar to other cities, the best time to explore the charm of this city
is from 'September to March'. So, make your Chittorgarh trip plan accordingly and
enjoy its historical beauty.
Must Buy Things from Chittorgarh
Apart from the glorious history of bravery and sacrifice, Chittorgarh is also known for
offering an exciting shopping experience to its travelers. In the markets of Chittorgarh,
will find a wide range of exclusive items, Fabrics, Metal Ware, colorful leather juttis
(embroidered camel leather shoes), Thewa jewelry (gold designs embedded in glass),
wooden painted toys (from Bassi village) and Akola fabrics (painted with vegetable
dyes) etc. The best markets to obtain the authentic stuff in Chittorgarh are Sadar
Bazaar, New Cloth Market, Rana Sanga Market, Fort Road Market, Station Circle
market, Gandhi Chowk and the annual fair – Jauhar Mela. So, don't forget to buy any or
all of the items from your next Chittorgarh tour.
Explore Options to Reach Chittorgarh
Before booking your Chittorgarh holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this beautiful city. To know more, read on:
Maharana Pratap Airport or Udaipur Airport (90 KM away from the Chittorgarh city) is
the nearest airbase to the city of Chittorgarh.
The Chittorgarh railway station connects the city to Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota,
Delhi, Udaipur and many other major cities of India.
Chittorgarh is located on the Golden Quadrilateral National Highway (NH-8) and Ease
West Corridor. One can hire private buses, taxis or take inter-state transport buses
to reach to this city. Choose any of the modes of Chittorgarh travel and explore this