|» Location :
|» Founded In :
||12th Century A.D
|» Tourist Attractions :
||Fort, Vijya Stambha, Kirti
Stambha, Rana-Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Meera Temple and Kumbha
Shyam Temple and Archaeological Museum
|» Best Time To Visit :
||October to March
city of Chittorgarh lies 115 km to the east of Udaipur. It is spread over an
area of 700 acres. Crowning a 7-mile long hill,Chittaurgarh is home to
numerous palaces, towers, temples, etc.
The history of Chittaurgarh
is very rich, full seizures and acquisitions. Bappa Rawal, the founder of
the Sisodia dynasty, married princess Solanki. The kingdom of Chittaurgarh
was first given as a dowry gift to him in the mid 8th century. Read on this
Chittaurgarh city guide to explore the city further.
the period of 8th century to the 16th century, the descendents Bappa Rawal
reigned over Mewar, stretching from Gujarat to Ajmer. And during these times
only, Chittaurgarh was besieged three times. The first time Chittaurgarh
besieged was in the year 1303. Pathan King Ala-ud-din Khilji got awed by the
beauty of Queen Padmini and attacked the Chittaurgarh fort to capture her.
The year 1535 saw the Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat, raiding the fort
and sentencing many men to death. It was during this time that womenfolk of
Chittaurgarh, led by Rani Karnawati, committed Jauhar (self immolation).
After a few years, in 1568, Mughal Emperor Akbar wrecked the fort and
brought it to ruins.
Presently, the Chittaurgarh of Rajasthan,
India extends below the hill on the west side. An embodiment of Rajput
pride, romance and spirit, Chittaurgarh abounds with tales of heroism and
sacrifice. The main attraction behind Chittaurgarh travel & tourism is
its colossal fort, built on top of a hill. The fort is a reflection of the
Rajput culture and tradition. Apart from that, there are a number of towers,
palaces, museums and temples worth visiting in the city.
Padmini's Palace :
Attractions of Chittaurgarh
The famous places to see in
Chittaurgarh also include Padmini Palace, built adjacent to a lotus pool. It
has a legend attached to it. Ala-ud-din saw the reflection of Queen Padmini
in this pool. He was so captivated and entranced by her that he fought a
furious battle with Maharana Ratan Singh (husband of Maharani Padmini). This
battle changed the history of Chittaurgarh. Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh fort is a huge and colossal structure. The entrance
to the fort is provided through seven gates and lead up to the main gate,
Ram Pol (gate of Ram). The main gate of the fort itself is Suraj Pol (Sun
gate). As per the legend, Bhim, a Pandava, started the construction of the
fort. There are a number of magnificent monuments inside the fort itself.
|» Places to
Stay in Chittaurgarh
The RTDC has done a lot to retain the traditional flavour in its
hotels in and around Chittaurgarh. Hotels like RTDC's Khadim, come with AC
Deluxe rooms as well as ordinary rooms, which give a comfortable stay in the
city. There are also Sarai facilities for the pilgrims. The government
sponsored paying guest scheme makes the visitor feel at home. Air :
Indian airlines operates flight to Delhi,
Jaipur, Jodhpur and Mumbai. Rail :
has travel links with Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Udaipur, Kota and Delhi.
Chittaurgarh is on the main bus and train route.
By road its well connected with Ajmer and Udaipur. There are frequent
connections to these places.
|» Climate of
The summer season extends from April to June and is quite hot. The
average temperature in summers falls between 43.8° C to 23.8° C.
The winter season lasts from October to February.Chittaurgarh weather in the
winters is pretty cool. The temperature averages around 28.37° C to
11.6° C. The monsoon season falls during the months of June to August.
Max 44 ºC, Min 24 ºC (summer); Max 28 ºC, Min 12 ºC