Places to visit in Chittorgarh
The city of Chittorgarh is a very popular state of Rajasthan. The name itself implicates royalty. But along with this it is also very popular for its sacrifice and bravery stories. You will get to hear lots of stories related to the heroism of the Kings and rulers of this place. These legends are not only men but many women legends are included in the list. If you are planning to make a trip to Rajasthan then do not skip this beautiful place. The best place when you can visit Chittorgarh is winters. You will be able to enjoy the most in this climate.
Monuments / Historical Places / Sightseeing in Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh have lots of destinations that must be visited on your journey.
The Chittorgarh Fort is one such fort of Rajasthan that still have the feel of heroism and sacrifice in it. You will be able to feel it once you enter the fort. Passing by a zigzag road of about a kilometer you will get to see the entrance of this gigantic fort. Before reaching the main gate, which is known as Surajpol, you will have to first pass by seven huge gates. In between you will get to see cenotaphs which were build in the honor of Kula and Jaimal who died in mid 15th century.
The next destination that you can visit in Chittorgarh is Vijay Stambh. This is a tower build by the well known Maharana Kumbha in about 14th century. This tower is a 9 storey one which is about 37 meters high. In order to reach the terrace you will have to climb up around 160 steps. You will be able to see the most amazing view of Chittorgarh from the terrace.
Then you have another tower which should not be skipped at all. It is the Kirti Stambh and it was constructed as a dedication of Lord Aadinath who is the First Jain Tirthankar. This is a seven story building and is more than 20 meters in height. It was built in 12th century by a Jain merchant.
Within the Fort of Chattisgarh you will find a very huge monument known as Rana Kumbha Palace. The queen Padmini self immolated herself along with many other women so that their pride is protected.
Then you have Padmini Palace which is a palace where Alauddin Khilji saw the strikingly beautiful manifestation of the Queen and decided to win her at any cost. This led to the Jauhar, which is self immolation, of the queen at the Kumbha Palace.
In order to reach Chittorgarh you need to choose either the rail route or the roadway because there is no airport near by except for Delhi. Therefore if you land at Delhi you will either have to take a rail route or reach there via roads. There are frequent trains passing from Chittorgarh and have a very frequent bus service from Kota. Ajmer, Udaipur, Bundi etc.