the oldest cities in Rajasthan, the Chittorgarh fort rises like
a mirage from the adjoining plains underneath and stands like
a sentinel at a height of 180 meters. Chittaurgarh Fort is a living
testimony to the bravery of the great Rajput warriors who sacrificed
their lives fighting a superior enemy instead of leading a life
of submission. Chittaurgarh exhibits the pride and glory of Rajasthan
in the form of its various forts and monuments. The immense stretch
of the walls and the ruined palaces relate the saga of innumerable
sieges and heroism.
>> Location :- Located
175 kms. east of Udaipur
Best Time to Visit
October to February.
During this period, the heat of the desert sun is less intense,
the weather is cool and it is the best season for going sightseeing.
The Elephant Festival and the Gangaur Festival are held in Jaipur
at the tail end of March; another good reason to plan a trip as
winter is on the wane and summer is yet to set in.
>> Vijay Stambh : -
The Vijay Stambh stands as a reminder of Maharana Kumbha's win
over the Muslim rulers of Malawai and Gujarat in the year 1440.
The tower is a nine storeyed structure with a height of 37 m.
The sculptures that enhance the beauty of the tower are mainly
derived from the two great Hindu epic, Mahabharat and Ramayana.
>> Kirti Stambh : -
The Kirti Stambh is dedicated to the first Jain Tirthankara, Adinath.
Figures of Jain Pantheon increase the awesome appearance of the
>> Bhairon Pol: -
A cenotaph narrates the bravery of Jaimal and Kala. Both these
young men died defending Chittaurgarh fiercely after Rana Udai
Singh left it at the mercy of Akbar.
>>Ram Pol: -
It tells tale of courage and sacrifice, this time of Phatta. Phatta
was merely sixteen years old and just married when he marched
down the battle field to protect his place from the invaders.
He died in the battle and next day the women folk of his household
>> Kumbha's palace
The Kumbha's palace is believed to be the same place where Rani
Padmini, along with other women of the royal household, burnt
herself alive to fail the sinister plan of Ala-ud-din Khilji.
>> Air :-
The Jaipur Airport is called Sanganer Airport . There are domestic
flight connections to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur
and Udaipur. There is a single international flight to Dubai.
>> Rail :-
The train service to Jaipur is available from all the major parts
of the country like Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaipur, Kota, and
>> Bus :-
Regular buses for Ajmer, Bundi, Kota, and Udaipur from Chittaurgarh.
For local transport, one can use auto-rickshaws and taxis.