This is a historic region famous in the past for its wealth and culture. Located on the banks of River Berach and River Gambheri, this city was an icon of Rajput culture. The important element of this city is the Chittorgarh Fort, one of the largest forts in the country. Although the fort is the main element, it is not the only attraction of the land. Here are the top five attractions of Chittorgarh of Rajasthan.
1. Chittorgarh Fort
This is one of the grandest forts of all times in India. It represents the bravery of Rajput royals. This extensive architectural beauty spreads 700 acres in area covering numerous palaces, structures, temples and much more. In the past, a huge chuck of the city’s population lived inside the fort. There were 84 water reservoirs, which were used for quenching the water need of the inmates of the fort. Today, only 24 exist. This pride attraction is a must-visit in this land.
2. Rana Kumbha Palace
The prominent ruler of the region is Rana Kumbha. He ruled the region with glory during 15th century. The Rana Kumbha Palace was the residence of the king. Padmini Palace, the palace of his wife is found a little closer to this palace. Padmini palace is also famous for being the place where Rani Padmini jumped into flames along with every other females of the region when Mahmud Khilji invaded Chittorgarh for her beauty. It is said that the nail marks of the women who burnt to death are still found on the walls of the fort. Only the greatest guides can explain the stories of Queen Padmini with the value it is intended to be. This is the reason to why Palace on Wheel chooses experienced guides for serving its tourists.
3. Fateh Prakash Palace
This palace was the ruling spot of King Maharana Fateh Singh. This palace has a unique resemblance to the modern architecture. The fountains, temples, museums and other historic structures of this palace are quite famous among tourists and locals. The museum in the palace holds a large collection of artefacts, sculptures, paintings and much more.
4. Meera temple
Very close to Chittorgarh Fort, you can find the temple of Meera. This temple was built by Rana Kumbha. Although the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, the main element of the temple is Meera. Meera is the human who fell in love with Lord Krishna. You can hear many stories about her devotion and Krishna’s love for her. Devotees gather at the temple to sing the glory of Meera. The temple is quite serene and best place to relax for a while.
5. Bassi wildlife sanctuary
Although geographically not a part of Chittorgarh, no trip to this region is complete without a visit to Bassi wildlife sanctuary. This temple is famous for a long list of birds visiting during winter season. On the land, you can find many animals like mongoose, panther, langur and others. The best time to visit this region is from October to February.
Chittorgarh is a grand historic beauty located in the southeastern region of the Rajasthan. This rich heritage land is the best place for those looking for a royal vacation, a little away from the hustle of tourism crowd.
How to Reach Chittorgarh
By Air – Chittorgarh has not any airport but the nearest airport is Udaipur. Hire a taxi or other vehicle to reach Chittorgarh.
By Train – This city is connected with direct trains from Delhi, Jaipur and Ajmer. Also you can reach this city through the World’s popular luxurious train providing 7 Nights 8 Days Palace on Wheels Journey.
By Road – You can reach this city by road from Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer and other major destinations of Rajasthan.