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Best Things To Do In Chittaurgarh, India

Best Things To Do In Chittaurgarh, India
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Chittaurgarh will capture your heart with it’s stories of Rajput heroism, romance and sacrifice. Its massive forts and palaces are evidence of its robust history with strong cultural values.

1. Explore the Chittaurgarh Fort

Chittorgarh fort, Rajasthan

Posted by Abhishek Purohit on Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Chittaurgarh Fort is the largest fort structure in India, situated on a hill, about 180 metres (590.5 feet) in height and is spread over 13 km (8 miles). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is of immense value for Rajputs as its stories reverberate heroism and sacrifice. It was the erstwhile capital of Mewar and is located in Chittaurgarh town. The fort has many palaces inside it, as well as many gates, Hindu temples and commemoration towers.

Chittaurgarh Fort

Address: Chittaurgarh town

Price: 10 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm.

Duration: Around 6 hours required.

Access: Buses and taxis are available from Chittaurgarh Railway Station

Contact: +91 141 5110598 E-mail: [email protected]

Website: Chittaurgarh Fort

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2. Visit the Vijay Stambha

chittodgarh vijay stambh

Posted by Manoj Yadav on Tuesday, 5 August 2014

It is also known as the Victory Tower, the Vijay Stambha was built by Maharana Kumbha between 1440 and 1448 in remembrance of the victory over the Muslim invader Khilji. Built with red sandstone and white marble, this structural wonder is a nine-storey tower which has been elaborately decorated with sculptures of Hindu gods and goddesses. It is a popular tourism site in Chittaurgarh and people in the thousands flock here from India and all over the world.

Vijay Stambha

Address: Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh

Price: 10 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm.

Duration: Around 3 hours required.

Access: Buses and taxis are available from Chittaurgarh Railway Station

Contact: +91-141-5110598

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3. Rani Padmini's Palace

Posted by Somnath Layek on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Rani Padmini’s Palace has a very important role in Chittaurgarh’s history. The palace was built near the banks of a lotus pond and provided privacy for the ladies of the Rajput royal family. Legend has it that the Muslim invader Ala-ud-din Khilji, ruler of Delhi, saw a glimpse of Rani Padmini in the pool and was so captured by her beauty, he led his armies in battle to capture her.

Rani Padmini's Palace

Address: Near Rana Kumbha Palace and Lotus Pond, Chittaurgarh

Price: 10 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: Around 4 hours required.

Access: Buses and taxis are available from Chittaurgarh Railway Station

Contact: +91 141 5110598

Website: Rani Padmini’s Palace

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4. Kalika Mata Temple

Originally built as a temple to the sun god in the 08th century AD, the Kalika maa temple was later dedicated to Kalika Mata in 14th century AD. #Chittorgarh

Posted by Caper Travel on Saturday, 9 January 2016

The Kalika Mata Temple was built in the 8th century and was initially constructed for worship of the sun god. It was later dedicated in the 14th century to the Goddess Kali, the symbol of power and valor. Its splendid architecture and history draws huge numbers of devotees around the year and people from different religions flock here.

Kalika Mata Temple

Address: Chittaurgarh

Price: 5 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm

Duration: Around 2 hours required.

Access: Buses and taxis are available from Chittaurgarh Railway Station

Contact: +91-141-5110598

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5. Get blown away by the splendid Rana Kumbha Palace

Rana Kumbh Palace

Posted by Kevin Standage on Monday, 10 March 2014

Rana Kumbha palace is the Majestic palace where Rana Kumbha lived and its glorious and artistic architecture is a must visit for tourists visiting Chittaurgarh. The ruins are of great historical and architectural importance and it is located in Chittaurgarh Fort. The palace has underground cellars where Queen Padmini and other royal ladies committed self-immolation or ‘Jauhar’ when the Muslim invaders tried to capture them.

Rana Kumbha Palace

Address: Chittaurgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh

Price: 10 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: around 3 hours required.

Access: Buses and taxis are available from Chittaurgarh Railway Station

Contact: +91-141-5110598

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Chittaurgarh and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Chittaurgarh

6. Explore the grandeur of Fateh Prakash Palace

Fateh Prakash Palace Museum, Chittorgarh HDR out of 3 exposures. Fujifilm XF1

Posted by LightPlay on Thursday, 30 October 2014

This palace in Chittaurgarh has an elaborate layout and its architecture is mind blowing. It was constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh, and it was his residence. It was built according to Rajput style of architecture and has a huge collection of wood carvings of Bassi village, statues of Jain Ambica and Indra, axes, knives and ancient shields. It also has clay statues of tribal people wearing their traditional costumes and elaborate paintings.

Fateh Prakash Palace

Address: Chittaurgarh

Price: 10 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: Around 5 hours required.

Access: Buses and taxis are available from Chittaurgarh Railway Station

Contact: +91 141 5110598

Website:Fateh Prakash Palace

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7. Marvel at the Kirti Stambh

Kirti Stambh

Posted by Anand Pandit on Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Kirti Stambh or Tower of Fame is dedicated to Adinathji who was the first great Jain teacher or ‘Tirthankara’. It is adorned by figures of Digambars or Jain monks. It is a seven-storied tower constructed by a wealthy Jain religion follower in the 12th century. It is situated inside the Chittaurgarh Fort grounds and can be seen when visiting the fort. One needs to climb up the tower to have a spectacular view of Chittaurgarh town.

Kirti Stambh

Address: Chittaurgarh Fort

Price: 10 USD

Opening Hours: 9am - 6pm. Closed on public holidays.

Duration: Around 3 hours required.

Access: Buses and taxis are available from Chittaurgarh Railway Station

Contact: +91-141-5110598

See our full list of recommended Hotels in Chittaurgarh and also compare the prices with airbnbs in Chittaurgarh

Get lost in the nostalgia of Chittaurgarh

Reflection of the island in a water reservoir at Chittaurgarh Fort, Rajasthan, India.
Source: Wikimedia

If you love stories of kings, queens and palaces, and have never ever seen a palace in real life, then Chittaurgarh is the place for you to visit. You will be spellbound with the exquisite architecture of the forts and palaces and also get to hear tales of love and heroism. What are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and head straight to Chittaurgarh, India.

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