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Chittorgarh Fort - One Of The Largest Fort In India - Rajasthan - India

The Chittorgarh Fort is located on a high hill near the Gambheri River in Chittorgarh. Chittorgarh Fort lies at a distance of 112 kms from the city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. In 2013 Chittorgarh Fort and 5 other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.

Location: 112km from Udaipur, on a high hill near the Gambheri River in Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan
Built by: Various Maurya rulers
Built in: 7th century A.D
Highlights: Numerous palaces and towers inside the fort
Language: Rajasthani, English, Hindi
Best time: September to Feburary
Visit Timings: 06:00 am to 06:00 pm.

The Chittorgarh fort was built by the Mauryans in the 7th century AD. The fort is also known as ‘Water fort’ and comprises 22 water bodies, palaces, towers and temples. The fort is spread over 700 acre and stands on 180m high hill. It was considered one of the strongest forts of India. Located at the top of 180 meter high hillock covering massive area of 700 acres this fort is still houses around 2000 persons inside its complex. At one end of the Chittorgarh town the road climbs up and passes through several gates each one with a heroic story associated with it. A river seperates the Fort from the rest of the city. This fort is also famous for the beautiful Queen Padmini whose beauty from the word of mouth attracted Ala-ul-din to have a glimpse of her and then later on a wrong intention to possess her. The most imposing structures inside the Chittorgarh fort are the "Kirti Stambh" and the "Vijay Stambh". The "Kirti Stambh" was built by Maharana Kumbha in 1440 AD to celebrate his victory over Mohammad Khalji. 

The pedestal of the tower is 10 ft high and the tower stands at a height of 122 ft and is 30 ft wide at the base. The Fort also comprises several temples including Sammidheshwara Temple, Jain Temple, Kalika Mata temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Meerabai Temple and Kumbha Shyam Temple. These are the ancient temples that have noteworthy carvings and intricate work. Gaumukh reservoir and Bhimtal Tank are other places worth visiting. Chittorgarh Fort is truly an embodiment of chivalry and pride of the Rajputs. The fort has a long story of romance, courage, determination and sacrifice. A glimpse of the fort still makes one to think the glory of the Rajputs who once lived here. Chittorgarh fort is also called as Water Fort. The fort had 84 water bodies, out of which only about 22 exist today. These Include talabs (ponds), kunds (wells), and baories (stepwells). All the talabs have a natural catchment. The kunds and baories are located below the talabs, so that even the seepage from the latter is not lost. There are some massive attractions in Chittorgarh Fort like,

  • Tower of Victory or Vijay Stambh: Built in 1440 AD by Maharana Kumbha.
  • Tower of Fame or Kirti Stambh: Dedicated to Adinathji the 1st Jain Teerthankar.
  • Gaumukh Reservoir: A deep tank filled by a spring coming from a 'cow mouth'.
  • Rana Kumbha Palace: The ruined edifice of great historical and architectural interest.
  • Padmini Palace: The palace scene of an incident directly responsible for the bettle.
  • Meera Temple: Build by Maharana Kumbha in 1449.
  • Kalika Mata Temple: Build originally in the 8th century.
  • Fateh Prakash Palace: Build by Maharana Fateh Singh this huge palace is of morden style.
  • Jain Temples or Sattavish Deri: At present six jain temples on the fort.
  • Seven Gates of the Fort: Padan Pol,Bhairon Pol,Hanuman Pol,Jorla Pol,Ganesh Pol,Laxman Pol and Ram Pol.

Entry Fee And Other Charges For Visit Chittorgarh Fort

  • Entry Fee For Domestic Adult: Rs.10/-
  • Entry Fee For Domestic Child: Rs.5/-
  • Entry Fee For Foreigner: Rs.100/-
  • Entry Fee For Foreigner Student: Rs.100/-

In Evening you can enjoy light and sound show in the fort where the history of the fort will became live.

Light and Sound Show Ticket Charge

  • Indian Adults Rs 75/- ( Monday to Friday )
  • Indian child Rs 40/- ( Monday to Friday )
  • Indian Adults Rs 100/- ( Saturday & Sunday )
  • Indian child Rs 50/- ( Saturday to Sunday )
  • Foreigner ( Per Person ) Rs 200 ( per day )

Opening Time For Chittorgarh Fort

The Chittorgarh Fort is open all days of week and open sunrice to sunset. It will take two hours to complete the visit of the fort.

Best Time To Visit Chittorgarh Fort

The summers can be really hot and the monsoons too watery so its best to take a trip in the winter season when the temperature is temperate. September to Feburary is the Best Time To Visit Chittorgarh Fort.

Tourist Attractions Near Chittorgarh Fort

Seven Gates of the Fort, Jain Temples or Sattavish Deri, Fateh Prakash Palace, Kalika Mata Temple, Meera Temple, Padmini Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace, Gaumukh Reservoir, Tower of Fame or Kirti Stambh, Tower of Victory or Vijay Stambh,Rana Kumbha's Palace, Chittaurgarh Museum, Jaimal and Patta Palaces are very popular tourist attractions very closed from Chittorgarh Fort.

Shopping Near Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh is well-known for its shopping destinations which promise an interesting shopping experience to every visitor. Shopping centers of the city are popular for offering traditional handicraft items. Shopping is one of the most popular activities that the tourists love to engage in. Chittaurgarh shopping provides a great opportunity for tourists to buy a wide variety of items. The major centers for shopping in Chittaurgarh are Rana Sanga Market, Sadar Bazaar, Fort Road Market, Gandhi Chowk, New Cloth Market, Road Market and Station Circle.

Restaurants Near Chittorgarh Fort

Here is the list of some famous and popular Restaurants closed from Chittorgarh Fort.

  • Nakoda Restaurant
  • Hotel Right Choice
  • Ritu Raj Vatika
  • Green Leaf Resort
  • Hotel Pratap Palace
  • Chandal Restaurant
  • Chick Blast
  • Shree Bherunath Restaurant
  • Bajrang Bhojnalay
  • Shri Pabu Restaurant

Hotels Near Chittorgarh Fort

Here is the list of some famous and popular Hotels closed from Chittorgarh Fort.

Hotel Padmini
Chanderia Road, Near Sainik School, Chittorgarh

Hotel Ram Rakhi
D/39-40, Sujata Enclave, Bhilwara Road, Chittorgarh

Hotel Pratap Palace
Near Head Post Office, Chittorgarh

RTDC Hotel Panna
Pratap Nagar Road, Near Railway Station, Chittorgarh

Bassi Fort Palace
P.O. Bassi, Dist. Chittorgarh

Bhagwati Hotel
Bhagwati Hotel, Chittorgarh

Natraj Tourist Hotel
Natraj Hotel, Near Bus Station, Chittorgarh

Shalimar Hotel
Near Chittorgarh Railway Station, Chittorgarh

How to Reach Chittorgarh Fort

By Air:

Nearest airport to Chittorgarh fort is the Maharana Pratap airport at the city of Udaipur.

By Train:

The city of Chittorgarh is well connected to the other parts of India via Chittorgarh railway station.

By Road:

Rajasthan roadways offers bus service to the major tourist spots of the state including Chittorgarh city.

Google Map For Chittorgarh Fort

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