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Chittorgarh, steeped in history, is adorned with the formidable Chittorgarh Fort, witness to tales of valor and sacrifice, and showcases architectural marvels like the Vijay Stambh and Kirti Stambh


Chittorgarh has a colorful history filled with inspiring tales of bravery and resiliency. Chittorgarh is the heart of Rajasthan. fort and the city of Chittorgarh also host the biggest Rajput festival, "Jauhar Mela". It takes place annually on the anniversary of one of the Jauhars (though not the one by Padmini which is most famous). This festival is to commemorate the bravery of their Rajput ancestors and all three Jauhars which happened at Chittorgarh. Historical conflicts occurred at this bastion, notably the well-known Alauddin Khilji siege. Stories of a bygone era are whispered by the fort's architecture, which includes the magnificent Vijay Stambh and the intricately carved towers. Chittorgarh is a city and municipality in Rajasthan, northwest India. It’s known for the honey-colored, 7th-century Chittorgarh Fort, a vast hilltop complex with the remains of many temples and monuments. The 15th-century, 9-story Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory) is built from red sandstone and white marble. It offers city views from the top and is lit up at night.

Culture The people of Chittoor, a magnificent Rajput city, are still deeply ingrained with the legends of their valor and selflessness. They exhibit a distinctive fusion of rich cultural taste and modernity while leading extremely traditional lives. Chittorgarh's populace is exceedingly amiable. Traditional Rajasthani clothing for women is the ghagra choli, and traditional men's clothing is the kurta dhoti.

Climate Chittorgarh has an extremely arid and hot climate. April through June is when the summer heatwave occurs. Between 43.8°C and 23.8°C is the typical summertime temperature. October through February is the winter season.

Monsoons Monsoon Chittorgarh is a verdant sight, with rain-drenched forts and placid lakes. The city's gardens are in full bloom, and the majestic Chittorgarh Fort is surrounded by lush greenery. It's a monsoon delight, with the air filled with the aroma of rain-soaked earth creating a picturesque fusion of nature and history.Normally, the monsoon season lasts from June to September.

How to reach

By plane Flying into Udaipur's Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR IATA), which is about 90 km away, makes it easy to reach Chittorgarh and provides a smooth entry point for visitors to this ancient place.

By road Chittorgarh has excellent road connectivity to every region of India. Chittorgarh City is traversed by the North-South-East-West corridor expressways and the Golden Quadrilateral Road Project. Rajasthan Roadways (RSRTC) provides a very good service for visiting areas around Chittorgarh. Numbers of private bus services are available in Chittorgarh.

By train There is good rail connectivity between Chittorgarh and other Rajasthani towns and cities. Chittorgarh is connected to the cities of Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ajmer, Kota, Udaipur, and Delhi via the railway station. Its accessibility to the main cities of India is first-rate. A quick and picturesque train ride to Chittorgarh can be had by checking the schedule and purchasing tickets online or at the station nearest you.

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One-day itinerary:

7:00 AM Start from Udaipur Hotel – airport – city center.

9:15 Arrival at the largest fort Chittorgarh.

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Chittorgarh Fort Visit the famous Chittorgarh Fort first thing in the morning. Discover well-known places like Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh, and Padmini Palace.

Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Rana Kumbha's Palace

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Explore local markets for Rajasthani handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs.

Evening: Light and Sound Show 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Light and Sound Show.

Attend the captivating light and sound show at Chittorgarh Fort.

Get around

The cost of an autorickshaw tour, including waiting time, is approximately ₹125–150. Take a bike rental and tour the amazing fort. Bicycle rentals range from ₹ 500 to ₹ 800.

Things to do

Clearly named Chittor, the fort (entry fee: ₹400 for foreign visitors, ₹40 for Indian nationals) is one of the hill forts of Rajasthan listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It rises majestically 180 meters (591 feet) above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River, spanning 280 hectares (692 acres). From the new town, a meandering hill road spanning over 1 km (0.6 mi) leads to the main gate of the fort's west end, known as Ram Pol. The fort has seven gates: Padan Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ganesh Pol, Jodla Pol, Laxman Pol, and the main entrance gate of Ram Pol (Lord Rama's Gate), all of which are referred to as "Pol" in the local language. Each of the fort's entrances is a colossal stone construction with safe defenses for armed conflict. Elephants and cannon fire are deterred by the reinforced pointed arched doors of the gates. There are notch parapets on top of the gates so that archers can fire at the opposing army. Access to the many monuments (ruined palaces and 130 temples) within the fort is provided by a circular road that runs through it. The largest fort in India, Chittorgarh Fort, is 700 acres large and perches atop a 590-foot hill. It was constructed in the seventh century by the Mauryan Empire and still has walls and towers today.

  1. Kirti Stambha: The "Fame Tower," Kirti Stambha, is 22 meters tall and is supported by a 9.1-meter base and a 4.6-foot top. It is older than the Victory Tower, having been built in the 12th century and decorated with Jain sculptures. Constructed by Jain merchant Jijaji Rathod, it is a striking example of Rajput's artistic talent and valor, with elaborate carvings that depict scenes from Jain mythology. As a testament to tenacity and devotion, this majestic work of art invites us to explore Rajasthan's rich cultural past. Beyond its remarkable architectural design, the over 20-meter-tall Kirti Stambha symbolizes artistic expression and religious tolerance. Surrounded by peaceful fort grounds, it creates an amazing ambiance that unites faith, history, and art from the past.
Rani Padmini, the legendary queen of Mewar, is celebrated for her beauty and valor, forever etched in history through the tales of Chittorgarh's rich heritage and the fabled Rajputana courage
  1. Rani Padmavati's Palace: Padmavati's Palace, also called Rani Padmini's Palace, is a stately structure located inside Chittorgarh Fort on the northern edge of Padmini Lake. Located in the center of the lake, the three-story "Wal Mahal" structure is this architectural marvel of Rajput design. A courtyard with little rooms surrounding it can be found beyond the main gate of the palace. Next, there's a rectangular courtyard with a circular hall that looks out over the reservoir. Near the Kalkamata Temple and Gora Badal Mansion, this is the southernmost point of interest in Chittorgarh Fort. An ancient legend surrounds the palace, stating that Alauddin Khilji's siege was aided by Rani Padmini's beauty. The palace, which sustained damage during the siege, nevertheless serves as a moving reminder of Chittorgarh's rich past thanks to its exquisite arches and reflection ponds.
  2. Rana Kumbha's Palace: Located near the Vijay Stambha in Chittorgarh Fort, Rana Kumbha's Palace is a historical marvel. The ruins include the horse stable, Zanana Mahal, Lord Shiva's temple, and Diwan-e-Aam. The birth of Maharana Udai Singh and the bravery of his wet nurse, Panna Dai, are legendarily associated with this palace. This is the largest monument in Chittorgarh Fort, the location of Rani Padmini's self-immolation and the former residence of Meerabai. Renowned individuals like Bappa Rawal and Maharana Kumbha called it home during its lengthy history. Visitors can now take in the breathtaking stories of Chittorgarh's majesty and resiliency as well as its amazing architecture.
  3. Vijay Stambha: A 15th-century monument commemorating Rana Kumbha's victory over the armies of Gujarat and Malwa, Chittorgarh Fort is home to the 122-foot-tall Vijay Stambha. Walk up its small, round staircase to take in expansive city and fort views. Towering 37.2 meters with nine stories, the tower is adorned with elaborate carvings that portray Hindu deities and Rajput history. The creative excellence of the time is reflected in its brilliant architecture. Rajput courage and tenacity are symbolized by the victorious Vijay Stambha. This proud monument to Vishnu is a symbol of the Rajputs' artistic legacy as well as the history of Chittorgarh.
  4. Gora and Badal Palace: Legendary Chittorgarhi warriors Gora and Badal were instrumental in saving Rana Ratan Singh during the siege of Alauddin Khilji. These warriors, who were nephews of the ruling family of Jalore, were employed by Rana Ratan Sen, the ruler of Chittaurgarh. The sly rescue plan entailed tricking Khilji by pretending to be a palanquin procession carrying Rajput fighters. Badal escorted Ratan Singh safely to Chittorgarh while Gora bravely fought and gave his life in defense of the cause. In Chittorgarh Fort, to the south of Padmini Mahal, the Gora Badal Palace honors their valiant story. The cultural narrative of Chittorgarh's heroic past is still anchored in their legendary bravery, notwithstanding disagreements regarding their historical identity.


  • Kalika Mata Temple: The Kalika Mata Temple is well-known throughout Rajasthan and in Chittorgarh. Within the Chittor Fort in Chittorgarh is the Hindu temple Kalika Mata Temple, dating back to the eighth century. During the reign of Rana Kumbha, the Sun temple that had been partially destroyed during the Chittor sack was rebuilt. Maharana Lakshman Singh lit a lamp known as "Akhanda Jyoti" in the fourteenth century. The goddess worshipped here is a manifestation of the goddess Bhadrakali, also called "Chittodeshwari & Suryabharnini" in the local language. The Mori Panwar Clan descended from Chitrangna Mori, the man who constructed Chittorgarh, is the clan goddess of the Panwar (Mori Panwar) clan. The construction of all of our historical sites simply astounds me. This makes me feel proud. Salutations,
  • Sanwariyaji Temple (40 km from Chittorgarh) : The temple is excellent, roomy, and has a nice view. You are welcome to stay at Collectorate Circle in Chittorgarh, which is the best location for us to stay because market auto taxis are readily available there and the Chittorgarh Fort is close by. Auto rentals are available for Sawariya Seth Temple and Chittorgarh Fort for 900 rupees. Six people can travel in comfort in an automobile. The cost of hiring a taxi will be between ₹1500 and ₹1700. It's enough for one day.

Offbeat places

  • Menal WaterFall: Menal Waterfall is a must-see location, particularly when it's raining. Savor the picturesque hills and a 150-foot River Menali waterfall. It's conveniently close to NH 27, just under 1 km away. Take your loved ones or friends on a rejuvenating picnic day trip. Bring your bathers for an enjoyable time at the waterfall. For religious visitors, the site has an old Shiva and Hanuman temple. Situated 90 km from Chittorgarh in the quaint village of Menal, this gem boasts ancient temples, traditional architecture, and a vibrant culture. A peaceful haven away from the bustle of the city, ideal for nature lovers.
  • Bhainsrorgarh Wildlife Sanctuary: The Bhainsroggarh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, in the Aravalli Hills. Since its designation in 1983, Bhainsrorgarh has grown to become one of the state's most significant and well-known wildlife sanctuaries. The surrounding area has been inhabited since at least the second century BC, making Bhainsrorgarh an impregnable fort. Originally constructed by traders Bhainsa Sah of Baniya and Rora Charan of Charan, the fort served as a barrier between their caravans and would-be bandits.



  • NGO Collaboration: Make contact with regional NGOs addressing a range of social issues. They frequently offer a variety of volunteer opportunities and can shed light on the community's particular needs.
  • Educational Initiatives: Volunteers may be needed to assist in teaching, planning extracurricular activities, or supporting the renovation of educational infrastructure in schools, particularly in rural areas.

Fairs and festivals

  • Meera Mahotsav: This festival honors Meera Bai, the renowned Rajput princess and poetess. It honors Meera's love for Lord Krishna with processions, dance performances, and devotional music during March and April.
  • Jauhar Mela: Chittorgarh's Jauhar Mela honors two historical examples of women who have self-immolated (Jauhar) during sieges: Alauddin Khilji in 1303 and Emperor Akbar in 1568. Through solemn rituals and cultural events, the annual event honors their sacrifice and serves as a reminder of the tragic but rich history of Chittorgarh. Held annually in February or March.


  • Sadar Bazaar: A lot of Indian cities' markets go by this name. The Sadar Bazaar in Chittorgarh is a busy spot for both locals and visitors because it probably provides a variety of traditional and everyday goods.
  • Rana Sanga Market: This market, which bears the name of the historical character Rana Sanga, may offer a range of products, such as regional handicrafts, textiles, and traditional Rajasthani items.


There are lots of roadside eateries in the area. Among the most well-liked dining establishments are:

  • Bassi Fort Palace
  • Hotel Padmini
  • Pratap Palace
  • Gangour Restaurant
  • Barbarik Restaurant


  • Janani Hospital
  • Mp Birla Hospital
  • Maa Gayatri Hospital
  • Mewar Orthopedic Hospital
  • Sawaliyaji Govt. Hospital
  • Pearl Hospital And Research Center, PHRC
  • Rajasthan Hospital
  • Mewar Hospital
  • Dr Khabya Heart Care Hospital

Blood bank

  • Ambulance Blood Bank.
  • Barala Hospital & Research Centre.
  • Dr. Thawait Pathology & Blood Bank.
  • M G Hospital. 4.411 Ratings.
  • Bhupal Singh Dhariwal Memorial Blood Bank.
  • Indian Red Cross Society (Blood Bank)
  • Maa Gayatri Blood Bank.
  • Itshean Indian Blood Bank Society.

Go next

  • Udaipur: 113 km from Chittorgarh, the princely state of Mewar (before independence) is well-known for its lakes and palaces. Currently a popular tourist destination, particularly for wealthy Westerners
  • Ajmer: The distance by road between Chittorgarh and Ajmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan is roughly 190 kilometers.