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Chittorgarh

, Rajasthan

(Chittorgarh is also known as Chittaur; also spelled as Chittaurgarh / Chittaurgadh)
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State: Rajasthan
District: Chittorgarh
Famous for/as: Heritage
Languages: Rajasthani, Hindi
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 23 to 45°C, Winter 5 to 30°C
Altitude: 394 m
Pincode: 312001
STD code: 01472
Chittorgarh, the administrative head quarters of Chittorgarh District in Rajasthan, is an old city as an embodiment of Rajput tradition mixed with romance and courage. Mythological background of the city tells that it was built by the Pandava warrior Bhima. Chittorgarh is renowned world wide for its audacious history.

The legendary gallantry story of the beautiful princess Padmini was associated with the history of Chittorgarh. Popular folk stories claims that the Sultan Alavuddin Kilji was attracted towards Chittorgarh only due to the fame of Rani Padmini, the beauty beyond any doubt and made the sultan to finally conquer over Rajputs in Chittorgarh. It is believed that hearing the news of falling of the Kingdom, Padmini led all the women to a huge pyre, performing Sathi. Chittorgarh has in its history this brilliant story beauty, love, grace and bravery.

The Eventful great past of Chittorgarh is well clear in the ruined castles, impressive forts and magnificent royal buildings. The tourists attracted towards this graceful city due to its formidable past as well, apart from the present niceties.

The entrance of the Chittorgarh is highly attractive with seven huge entries, namely Bhairon Pol, Lakshman Pol, Padan Pol, Hanuman Pol, Jorla Pol, Ganesh Pol and the main royal gate known as Ram Pol. Major attractions in Chittorgarh include the amazing Chittorgarh fort, Kithi Stamb, Victory tower or Vijay Stambh, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Rana Kumbha’s Palace and many beautiful imposing temples of great past. Chittorgarh bears many nice wild life sanctuaries in its breast attracting wild life lovers and nature lovers
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Forts of Rajasthan - Historical Commemoration

  by Afia Ahmad  on Jan 25, 2011
Rajasthan is popular all over the world for its valiant forts and various other palaces and temple complexes that are located inside the forts. Plan a heritage forts tour to Rajasthan and enjoy the best of grandeur and magnificience.

Monuments in Rajasthan - Emblem of Prodigy

  by Afia Ahmad  on Jan 25, 2011
The article on Rajasthan Monuments brings to highlight some of the great marvels of architecture that are replete in the various cities in Rajasthan. Plan a monumental tour to Rajasthan and explore these historical embodiments.

Shopping in Rajasthan - Thrill Personified

  by Afia Ahmad  on Jan 25, 2011
Shopping in one of the main attractions that draws tourist to Rajasthan. This article shares with the tourists some of the most important things to buy while holidaying in Rajasthan and also the best place to buy them from.

History


The chronological city of Chittorgarh has a beautiful history associated with it. The city had been one of the most powerful cities in the Rajput kingdom and was the seat of the Sisodia kings in the 8th century, who received the town as a gift after the king’s marriage to the last Solanki princess.

From the 8th century to the 16th the town was ruled by the Bappa Rawal's descendants. The history of Chittorgarh revolves mainly around the tales of Rani Padmini. History has it that Alauddin Khilji, the ruler of the Delhi Sultanate in 1303, was impressed by her beauty and wanted to meet her. He signed a pact with Rani Padmini’s husband Ratan Singh that if he let him meet his wife then he won’t attack his kingdom. However, after seeing her he changed his plan and prepared to attack the kingdom in order to gain control over both the fort and the queen.

However, the queen understood his intentions and committed Jauhar (burning oneself) along with all the womenfolk.

The history of Chittorgarh is incomplete without the mention of Maharan Pratap Singh, who gave a very tough time to the Mughals. He confronted the Akbar’s Mughal army in 1576 at Haldighat. Though the battle ended in a deadlock, Maharan Pratap fought guerilla wars for the next 20 years, giving a tough time to the Mughals. He is a very popular king as he vowed not to sleep on bed, eat from metal utensils and nor live in palaces, in order to regain his pride. Even today, the Maharajas of Mewar keep a leaf below their utensils in order to continue this vow.

Travel within city


Chittorgargh is hill fort situated around 60 km the city of Udaipur. The best option to travel to the fort is to hire a cab from Udaipur. There are many taxi services and bus services from Udaipur and this is the best option. Taxis from Udaipur charge around Rs 600 to the fort. Buses are much cheaper and can be hailed from the Udaipur Bus Terminus. They charge around Rs 50 for the trip. The nearest railway station is at Kota or Nagda. However the connectivity from these places may not be good as only trains passing through stop at these small towns.

Auto Rickshaw


From the foot hills of the Chittorgargh there are auto rickshaws available to the top of the hill. Auto rickshaws for a full tour of the fort town can be hailed. They charge around Rs 300 to 500. Since it is not possible to walk around the fort on foot the best option is to hire the auto rickshaws. There are no separate night fares for auto rickshaws.

Taxi


Another option for travelers is to hire the taxis from Udaipur and use the same ones to travel in and around the fort.

On Foot


The best option to visit the actual fort itself is to walk around the place. The numerous doorways and archways can be witnessed only on foot.

Hotels


You can find 11 hotels in Chittorgarh under following categories:
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THE CHITTAURGARH FORT IS SO BEAUTIFUL FORT IN INDIA I LIKE VERY MUCH THEM.........BUT CONSRVATION AND REPAIRING WORKS ARE NOT GOOD AND CARELESSS MANAGEMENT..............SO UGLY MANAGEMENT
Posted by PRAKASH MEENA 3 year, 7 months ago
i like chittorgrh there are many temples and fort so that i like this
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Posted by ashok saini 3 year, 8 months ago
Really,Chittorgarh is land of bravers
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