Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan
Chittorgarh Fort has received the credit of being the largest fort of India. The massive fort is located on a high hill near the Gambheri River in Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh Fort lies at a distance of 112 kms from the city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. This Chittorgarh Fort was built by various Maurya rulers in the 7th century. This huge Chittorgarh Fort covers an area of 700 acres, extending to 3 kms in length and 13 kms in peripheral length. Standing on an elevated hill of 180m, the impregnable Chittorgarh Fort has witnessed three battles.
Chittargarh Fort is truly an embodiment of chivalry and pride of the Rajputs. The Chittorgarh Fort has a long story of romance, courage, determination and sacrifice. A glimpse of the fort still makes one to think the glory of the Rajputs who once lived here. The imposing Chittorgarh Fort boasts of well-designed palaces, magnificent cenotaphs and huge towers. The Fort of Chittorgarh has a colossal structure that is secured by its several strong gateways.
The Chittorgarh Fortt has many palaces to boast of including Rana Kumbha Palace and Padmini’s Palace. The Chittorgarh Fort has towers that depict the glorious history of the Rajput rulers. Vijay Stambh and Kirti Stambh are the most famous towers celebrating the victory of Rajputs. Kirti Stambh is the tower that literally means ‘the Tower of Fame’. It is a seven-storied structure with the height of 22 m. one can reach the different floors by climbing through a cramped staircase of 54 steps. The tower is embellished with sculptures of Jain Pantheon.
Places to Visit around Chittorgarh
Sanwariyaji Temple is a famous temple of Lord Krishna and an important pilgrimage spot the temple is especially famous among Opium Farmers. The temple is also famous due to the huge donation it receives from hundreds of visitors every day.
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Lonely Planet Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra (Regional Travel Guide)
Marco Polo Reiseführer Rajasthan: Zauber des Ranthambore-Nationalparks. Jeepsafari mit Sicht auf Tiger, Leoparden und Panther. Träumen wie die Maharajas. Luxuszelte in Sawai Madhopur
Rajasthan in India (Silk Road Travel Series)
A sanctuary near Bassi, covering an area of 50 Sq km with panthers, wild boars, antelopes, mongoose and migratory birds. The Sanctuary is situated 5 kms from the Fort on the western fringes of Vindhyachal Ranges with series of tableland, gentle slopes and vast stretches of large lakes, water channels of which penetrate into the forest.
Amidst the natural beauty lies Menal, the coldest town famous for its ancient Shiva temples, picturesque waterfalls and dense forests on the Bundi-Chittaur road. It is also known as the “Mini Khajuraho” blessed with natures bounty.
The Fort of Mandalgarh, situated at a distance of 54 Kms from Chittorgarh city, is of historical importance because it was the scene of many a fierce battle during the mediaeval times. The Fort of Mandalgarh is considered as the oldest fort in Rajasthan.
To the North-West is a fort about half a mile in length with a low rampart wall and bastions encircling the crest of the hill on which it stands.
Reaching Chittorgarh Fort
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By Road: Chittorgarh lies 182 km from Ajmer, 158 km from Bundi and 112 km from Udaipur. Regular and frequent road services to these places are available. We have selected few good hotels in these cities , so you can book your hotel by clicking on the link below.
By Air: Nearest airport is Udaipur around 100 km having daily flight from Mumbai and Delhi.
By Train: Chittorgarh is well connected by rail to other cities and towns of Rajasthan and India. The Chittorgarh railway station connects Chittorgarh to cities such as Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Udaipur and Delhi.
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