The southern part of the state holds the famous historic region of Chittorgarh. It served as the ancient capital for a clan, it is one of Rajput rulers and today of the famous Rajput culture destination and architectural sightseeing among tourists. Chittorgarh is famous for its historic value because it is associated with two main icons of Indian history, Meera Bai and Queen Padmini. This historic link adds more beauty and bravery to the land. Do you know how you explore Chittorgarh? Read below….
Airport – Maharana Pratap airport of Udaipur
Best time to visit – From November to end of March
Distance from Delhi – 578 km
Top attractions to cover in Chittorgarh
- Chittorgarh Fort – Famous for architectural beauty, victory towers, palaces, water reservoir, fort walls, and others.
- Kalika Mata temple – A sun temple of the 8th century, which was rebuilt as Kali temple in 14th
- Meera temple – built in the 15th century, this temple is famous for mandap, pillar, sanctum, and others.
- Tulija Bhavani temple – sacred temple, which is unique for its architectural beauty and the ancient cannon foundry found close to it.
- Fateh Prakash Palace – famous for deity idols, fountains, museums and others.
- Gaumukh reservoir – a sacred tank, where locals feed fishes as a spirituality act.
Best Way To Reach Chittorgarh
The nearest airport to Chittorgarh is located in Udaipur, which is 90 km away from the city. From Udaipur, you can find trains, buses and cabs to reach Chittorgarh. Numerous road and rail transportation connects Chittorgarh with many cities of Rajasthan and major cities of the country. If you choose to enjoy a luxurious vacation, choose Palace on Wheels luxury train from Delhi to cover Chittorgarh along with numerous other important tourism destinations. Have a look into the photo gallery of guests in the palace on wheels, how they enjoy royal life in the train.
Cuisine Of The Land
Top dishes to try here are
- Rajasthani thali
- Dal batichurma
- Gate I khichdi
- Badam halwa
- Lal Maas
What To Buy In Chittorgarh?
- Sadar bazaar – puppets, handicraft items, camel skin articles, fabric, Thewa jewelry, and others.
- Rana Sanga market – wooden toys, jewelry, handicraft, accessories, and others
- New cloth market – Fabrics and accessories
- Fort Road market – wooden articles, fabric, Thewa jewelry, and others.
Things To Do In Chittorgarh
- Explore the Chittorgarh Fort
- Visit the museums around the region.
- Travel a little away from Chittorgarh to enjoy nature at Bassi wildlife sanctuary
- Enjoy a luxury stay at Bassi Fort Palace
- Explore the alleys of Chittorgarh for souvenir hunting
Festivals Of Chittorgarh
- Jauhar Mela of February – March
- Janmashtami of August – September
- Pratap Jayanti of May
- MeeraMahotsav of October
- Rang Teras of March – April