Believed to be the city of the audacious Rajputs, Chittorgarh was the capital of Mewar. Chittorgarh has been a witness to numerous wars, fought for restoring the great Rajputana pride and reclaiming their motherland. It is the same city which also witnessed “Jauhar” by the brave queens like Rani Padmini and the great love of Meera Bai for Lord Krishna.
This historic city owes its name to the famous Chittorgarh Fort, an epitome of the Rajputana legacy. The Chittor fort is among the still-standing strongest forts in this country. Apart from the fort, there are also a number of other tourist attractions such as the Vijay Stambha (Victory Tower), Rana Kumbha’ s Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Kalika Mata Temple, Padmini Palace, the Kirti Stambha (Tower of Flame) and the Jain Temples, making Chittorgarh the perfect tourist destination.
Not only this, this city is also an amazing place for shopaholics. You can take home some of the best metal works, handmade articles, fabrics, leather items and much more from here. The lifestyle of people here presents a beautiful blend of tradition and modernity. The prime languages spoken here are Marwari, Rajasthani and Hindi. People celebrate the festivals of Maharana Pratap Jayanti, Meera Mahotsav, Gangaur and Rang Teras with utmost zeal. The Jauhar Mela is also celebrated in the honor of the brave Rajputs.
This city is also popular for is flavorsome and spicy vegetarians and non-vegetarian favorites with “Gheriya” and “Paniya” as the two most popular delicacies here.
How to reach Chittorgarh
Situated in the Southern part of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh is located at a comfortable driving distance of 112 Kilometers from Udaipur and 182 Kilometers from Ajmer. The summers here are quite hot while the winters are pleasantly cool. The best time to visit Chittorgarh is between October and February.
The nearest airport to Chittorgarh is Maharana Pratap Airport or Dabok Airport in Udaipur, located 98 Kilometers away. From the airport you can hire a cab or take a bus to Anand.
You can avail bus services to Chittorgarh from all major cities in India.
Chittorgarh has its own railway station located on the bank of River Gambheri, well connected to all major Indian cities.
Commuting Within Chittorgarh
While you can easily hire a cab for commuting within Chittorgarh, if you truly desire to enjoy exploring the city, take an auto-rickshaw. For those visiting the Chittor-fort, traveling on foot is the best idea!