CHITTORGARH

GENERAL INFORMATION

Area   6.5 Sq km.
Altitude   40 Meters
Climate Max Min
Summer 43.8°c 23.8°c
winter 28.3°c 11.6°c
Rainfall   60 cm
Clothing Summer Winter
Light
tropical
Woollen
Best season   September – March
Languages   English, Hindi, Rajasthani

The most sentimental name in Rajasthan is Chittor. Chittor is more than a demolished fortress; it is an image. It is symbolic of everyone who is daring, genuine and respectable in the Rajput convention. Chittor was the old Capital of Mewar State which was ruled by Sisodia Rajputs. The Maharajas of Mewar follow their heritage through Shri Rama, lord of Ayodhya to the sun god and fit in with the suryavansh line.

Chittor was sacked three times and on every event, the ritual of Jauhar was performed. The first was in 1303 when Allauddin Khilji Sultan of Delhi pined for the acclaimed Rajput excellence Rani Padmini whose face he had seen reflecting in a mirror.

TOURIST PLACES

THE FORT

It is watched by seven doors, three of which are committed to the legends who kicked the bucket in the resistance of this stronghold. There are various other spots of interest which include Banvir’s wall, the treasury and a Jain sanctuary.

PALACE OF RANA KUMBHA

It is claimed that in its underground vaults, Queen Padmini performed Jauhar amid Allauddin Khilji assault and it was here that Mira bai relinquished imperial life and transformed into a lover of master Krishna.

SAT-BEES DEWARA

A gathering of twenty-seven Jain sanctuaries bunched together on the ascent of a little slope.

SRINAGAR CHAURI

A bounteously cut Jain sanctuary.

MIRABAI’S TEMPLE

The temple has been built in an Indo-Aryan style on a raised plinth. It has a tapered rooftop and an inward sanctum. An open corridor around the sanctum has four little structures. It is said that Princess Mira Bai used to lovingly worship Lord Krishna in every corner of this place.

SHIVA TEMPLE

A thirteenth century Shiva sanctuary, south of the Pillar of fame.

KALKA MATA TEMPLE

It was initially an eighth-century Sun Temple which protects a cutting of the Sun God over its passage.

PALACE OF PATTA

This is the castle of one of the noblest saints of Chittor who courageously fought and sacrificed his life amid the Mughal triumph of the fort, along with his mother and wife.

HOW TO GET THERE

By Air – Udaipur 112 km is the nearest airport.

By Rail – By train, Chittorgarh is connected to Ajmer, Jaipur, Alwar, Delhi, Bundi, Kota, Udaipur and Ahmedabad among other cities.

By Road – Chittorgarh is connected by road with the major cities of India. Some important distances are

DISTANCE
Delhi
Jaipur
Udaipur
Ajmer
Bundi
Pushkar
CHITTORGARH
595 km
322 km
112 km
190 km
112 km
215 km