Chittorgarh Tourism

3.6 / 5 Deserts, Heritage,

Ideal Duration : 1 day Best Time : October to March
Visit 19 Places

Top Things to do in Chittorgarh

"City of Pride and Honor" Chittorgarh Tourism A depository of ancient monuments, an extremely rich heritage, and an immortal folklore boasting of its majestic glory, every building in Chittorgarh still reverberates with the history of its sacrifice and heroism. The capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, Chittorgarh is a land of forts, citadels, ruins, and evergreen stories. Situated in the South Eastern corner of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh stands at the helm of Chattari Rajput pride, and is remembered in the pages of history for its glorious battles, especially the siege of Alauddin Khilji. Once known for its grandeur and opulence, today, Chittorgarh has left its tales of bravery and betrayal far behind to catch up to commercialization, but those stories of splendour and magnificence will never be forgotten. Chittorgarh is known far and wide for its most famous attraction, the Chittorgarh fort, which is a gigantic fort built on a hilltop, spreading over an area of around 700 acres. Chittorgarh fort will always be remembered for the courageous self-sacrificing Jauhar performed by Rani Padmini to thwart the conquest of the fort by Alauddin Khilji, and thousands of tourists visit this place every year to take a look at the place that has been so prominently marked in the pages of history. Rana Kumbha Palace is the largest structure in Chittorgarh fort, and while it is now a mere tumbledown structure of broken walls and piles of stones, it was once a magnificent three-storied palace with gigantic pillars, maze-like underground tunnels and intricately designed architecture. The most famous attraction in Chittorgarh fort is the Rani Padmini Palace, named after Queen Padmini herself. Replete with roof pavilions and water moats, the story of Queen Padmini?s valour rings out loud in every corner of this dilapidated building. Other sights to visit in Chittorgarh include the Meera Temple, the Kali Mata temple, the G What's Great? Rich in heritage and historic structures. What's not so Great? Difficult to reach. Some parts in relics For Whom Chittorgarh is a great place to visit for all history and architecture lovers.

History Of Chittorgarh Chittorgarh or Chitrakuta, whose foundation was laid by Mauryan ruler Chitrangada Mori is an integral part of Rajputana history of Rajasthan. The city antecedes to tales from the time of Mahabharata which explains the origin of ?Bhimtal? lake kick-started by one of the five Pandavas, Bhima. Chittorgarh is famous for the legendary Rajput clans? rulers including Rana Kumbha, Rana Sanga, Maharana Pratap, and Rana Rattan Singh, Rani Padmini and the mystic poetess and devotee of Lord Krishna, Mirabai. In 1303, Allaudin Khilji, most powerful ruler of Delhi Sultanate who was fascinated by Rani Padmini, attacked the kingdom of Chittor with vigour when he failed to keep Rana Rattan Singh as a hostage. Chittorgarh had already lost 7,000 Rajput warriors in rescuing Rana Rattan Singh. There was no chance of survival and none for surrender as well. Therefore, Rani Padmini along with the wives of soldiers, ministers and servants performed ?Johar?. The ?Johar kund? is a very popular tourist attraction in contemporary times. Chittorgarh gained momentum when Maharana Pratap came to rule Mewar in 1572. Chittorgarh fort is also a home to Mirabai Temple which was built by the followers of Mirabai in her memory. Mirabai was born in a Rajput family of Pali, Rajasthan. Mirabai is known for her indifference to social conventions like her devotion to Lord Krishna and treating him as her husband. Many devotional poems and bhajans for Lord Krishna are attributed to Mirabai. She is one of the most famous poetesses of ?Bhaktikal?. Shopping In Chittorgarh Chittorgarh is well-known for its shopping markets which have a lot of variety to offer like handicrafts, traditional dress materials, miniature paintings, wooden showpieces and crafty furniture, tie and dye dupattas and ethnic jewellery. Chittorgarh is also popular for its special Thewa jewellery, gold design carved on a glass. There are four popular markets for shopping: Fort Road market As the name suggests, this market is located on the way to Chittorgarh Fort. Thewa jewellery is available in every shop in the market. Apart from this, Fort Road market is famous for traditional embroidered mojaris and lehengas, items made out of camel leather and beautiful puppets. Sadar Bazaar Yet another popular market where you can buy exquisite traditional stuff, clothing, furniture, show pieces, especially puppets and accessories. Sadar Bazaar is a home to a number of malls and small-scale handicraft shops in the city. Rana Sangha Market Generally, all the city fairs are organized on the premises of Rana Sangha market. It is the best place to purchase akola fabrics, camel leather jootis, lac jewellery and earrings. In addition to this, you can buy colourful toys, bangles and dyed clothes embedded with glass work. Gandhi Chowk Here you can buy black metal souvenirs and mementoes for relatives, akola fabric and traditional Rajasthani attire.

Itinerary Day 1-Arrive, check-in and rest. Then visit Chittorgarh fort and the Kirti Stambh.Day 2-Visit the local food joints, Vijay Stambh, Padmini's Palace and Kalika Mata Temple.

Oct-Maris the best time to visit Chittorgarh Winter is the best time to visit Chittorgarh when the weather stays pleasant and mildly chilling. Monsoon too, however, is a good time to visit here. Weather in Chittorgarh Loading... Chittorgarh in Summer (April - July) Chittorgarh gets really hot in summers. The temperature ranges between 23 to 43 degrees Celsius. Chittorgarh in Monsoon (July - September) There are unexpected rains in Chittorgarh in the months of monsoon. The temperatures range between 20 to 35 degrees Celsius. Chittorgarh in Winter (November - March) Winter is the best time to visit Chittorgarh and its attractions. The temperatures range between 5 to 30 degrees Celsius. Monthly Weather in Chittorgarh Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 9 23 February 12 28 March 17 33 April 24 39 May 28 41 June 29 39 July 25 32 August 24 30 September 24 34 October 20 33 November 12 30 December 11 27

Comments on Chittorgarh

Post Your Comment