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 Chittorgarh
Travel Guide




This is the town of the brave, known for its massive fort atop a hill, which can be singled out for its glorious past.

The fort has checkered history, it has witnessed some of the bloodiest battles iln history, three great Sakas and some of the most heroic deeds of valor, which are still sung by the local musicians. The antiquity of Chittaurgarh is difficult to trace, but it is believed that Bhim the legendary figure of the Mahabharta, visited this place to learn the secrets of immortality and became the disciple of a sage, but his impatience to perform all the rites deprived him of his goal, and out of sheer anger he stamped on ground creating water reservoir, this reservoir is called as Bhim Lat. Later on, it came under the Mauryas or Muri Rajputs, there are different opinions as to when ilt came under the Mewar ruler, but it remained the capital of Mewar till 1568, when it was shifted to Udaipur.

It is believed that Bappa Rawal the legendary founder of the Sisodia clan, received Chittaur in the middle of 8th century, as a part of the dowry after marriage with the last Solanki princess, after that his descendants ruled Mewar which stretched from Gujarat to Ajmer, upto the 16th century.

Tourist Places in Chittaurgarh :

Vijay Stambh
Known as the "Victory Tower," the Vijay Stambh stands at an impressive height of 37 meters. It was built by Maharaja Kumbha in 1440 AD to mark his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat.

Chittorgarh Fort
Built in the 7th century AD, the Chittorgarh Fort sprawls over an area of 700 acres. The structure boasts of four magnificent gates - Padam Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol and Ram Pol - that speak a lot about their creator's artistic prowess. The palaces and temples housed within the fort are mostly in ruins but still have a regal aura about them.

Fateh Prakash Palace Museum
This museum is located inside the Chittorgarh Fort. It was established in 1968 and displays a grand collection of sculptures and other royal paraphernalia.

Jaimal and Patta Palaces
Though in ruins, these palaces still echo with many tales of valor and sacrifice.

Kalika Mata Temple
Originally built as a Sun Temple in the 8th century, the Kalika Mata temple was later dedicated to Goddess Kali --the symbol of power and valor.

Kirti Stambh
The Stambh stands at a height of 22 meters and was built by a wealthy Jain merchant in the 12th century AD. It is dedicated to Adinathji, the first of the Jain Tirthankaras.

Meera Bai Temple
This beautiful temple is built in north Indian style and has an open colonnade around the sanctum with four small pavilions in each corner.

Padmini's Palace
This palace was built for Queen Padmini whose overwhelming beauty made Allauddin Khilji attack Chittorgarh.

Rana Kumbha's Palace
The ruined palace is believed to have underground cellars where Rani Padmini and other women committed the act of 'Jauhar.'

Excursions :

Bassi Village
Located 25 kms away from Chittorgarh, the Bassi Village is known for its forts, temples, woodworks and sculptures.

Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is home to panthers, wild boars, antelopes and migratory birds. However, prior permission must be obtained from the District Forest Office of Chittorgarh before visiting the sanctuary.

Bijalpur

This grand castle is at a distance of 40 kms away from Chittorgarh. It was built by Rao Shakti Singh and has now been converted into a heritage hotel.

Matri Kundia Temple
Known as the 'Haridwar of Mewar,' this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Nagari
Located 20 kms away from Chittorgarh, Nagari is one of the oldest towns of Rajasthan. Many Hindu / Buddhist remains of the Mauryan and Gupta period can be seen here today.

Sanwariyaji Temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is a popular pilgrimage spot.

Sita Mata Sanctuary
This sanctuary sprawls over the Aravalli ranges and the Malawi plateau with three rivers flowing through it. Legend has it that Sita, wife of Lord Rama stayed in a hermitage located within this jungle after she was exiled by her husband. The animal populace is represented by the Leopard, Hyena, Jungle Fox, Porcupine, Sambhar, Wild Bear, four-horned Antelope and Nilgai.

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