is located in the southern part of Rajasthan. It is known for its massive
forts which depict the culture & values of Rajput dynasties. It is
situated 90 kms from Udaipur. Earlier it was known as Chitrakut and the
history of this town is written in blood & sacrifice. Three times it was
attacked by muslim rulers in the medival history of India.
Attractions in Chittorgarh
Chittor Fort :
This massive monument is a symbol of
architectural splendor & spread over an area of 240 hectaers built in
7th century AD.
There are several monuments like Fateh Prakash Palace, Rana Kumbha's
Palace, Rani Padmini's Palace & Tower of Victory present inside the
Vijay Stambh (Victory Tower) :
This 37 metres high
structure is built in 1440 AD by Maharana Kumbh a powerful ruler to
celebrate his victory over the Muslim rulers.
Kirti Stambh ( Tower of Fame) :
It was built in 12th
century by a wealthy Jain merchant & it has a hight of 22m.
Rana Kumbha's Palace :
Its a ruin palace with great
historical importance & it was belived that Rani Padmini committed
The other important tourist places are temples & Museum :
Kalika Mata Temple : Orginally it was built in 8th
century as a Sun Temple & later it was converted in to Kalika Mata
temple in 14th century AD.
Meerabai Temple : Here the famous Meerabai worshipped
Goverment Museum :
Fateh Prakash Mahal has been converted in to a museum which has a
collections of sculptures from the fort & the temples.
How to get there
The city is well connected with all the major cities of India by Air, Rail &
The nearest airport is Dabok airport, Udaipur i.e
There are direct train services from Delhi,
Jaipur, Ajmer ,Ahmedabad & other major cities of neighbouring states.
The Chetak Express & Meenakshi Express are some important trains
connecting to Chittorgarh.
There are regular express bus services to
Chittorgarh from major towns & cities of India.