Traveling to Chittorgarh is hasslefree. Bus regularly ply between Delhi and a host of places in Rajasthan . You can also avail the trains like the Ahmedabad Express and the Chetak Express.
The towering fortress of Chittorgarh, circa eighth century, erected by Bappa Rawal of Sisodia, the witness to many a heroic feats, is one of the coveted tourist destinations of the region. You can also hotfoot it to the lovely palace of the brave Rana Kumbha. The majestic Vijaya Stambh, an insignia of valor and glory, the olympian Kirti Stambh, the palace of the famed Rani Padmini, the shrine dedicated to Meera Bai, the ardent worshipper of the Blue God Krishna. Besides these, you could visit the temple of Kalika Mata, the Government Museum, Mohar Magri, Tulja Bhawani shrine, Singar Chauri, Nagri, Bassi, Mati Kundiya shrine among a host of others. The vibrant Chittorgarh, emanating an old-world charm, also houses several wildlife parks. You can troop to the verdant Bhainsroragrh Wildlife park and the sanctuary of Sitamata, located in Dhariyavad.
If you are a compulsive shopper, you will be spoilt for choice. Stack your bags with handcrafted collectors' items from Bassi, like lovely playthings etched out of wood. The bustling Station Circle, Fort Road Market, Sadar Bazaar are some of the popular shopping hubs of Chittorgarh.
Though Chittorgarh is an oft visited destination, lack of premier hotels may act as a dampener in your tour of this history etched realm. There are, however, a lot of budget hotels, that dish out a host of services.
So, get to ready to embark on a wonderful journey!
|Lat Long||24.890200, 74.624341|
|Area||28 km2 (11 sq mi)|
|Population as per 2011||116409|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Transport||Rail, Road, Air|
|Food and Cuisine||Rajput and the Marwari Cuisine - Food Made of Maize, wheat, Barley and Millets, Roti made of bajra preparations of dried beans and lentils like Ker and Sangri, Red Chilli Peppers and other hot spices to cook the soup of legumes, Traditional Rajasthani Food, Paranthas and Vegetable Food , Dal-Baati-Choorma (a local Rajasthani Cuisine), Mughal Meals, Pure Vegetarians Meals etc.|
|Religion||Hindus, Muslims, Jains|
|Festival||Jauhar Mela, Gangaur, Deepawali, Holi, Dussehra, Raksha Bandhan, Ganesh Chaturthi, Pushkar Mela, Teej, Camel Festival, Desert Festival, Kailadevi Fair, Khatu Shayamji Fair, Kite Festival, Shri Mahavirji Fair, Marwar Featival, Mewar Festival, Ramdevra Fair, Sheetalamata Fair, Shekhawati Fair, Summer Festival, Urs Fair etc.|
|Monuments||Chittaurgarh Fort, Menal, Nilodh Jeora, Ashtamata Temple, Ganesh Temple, Ghateshwar Temple, Kund Sheshashyan Temple, Shiv Temple and Kund, Sringar Chauri, Trimurti Temple, Vamanavtar Temple, Gateways, Vijay Stambha, Kirti Stambha, Rana Kumbha Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Gaumukh Reservoir, Padmini's Palace etc.|
|Places of interest||Chittorgarh Fort, Kalika Mata Temple, Vijay Stambh, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha's Palace, Rani Padmini's Palace etc.|
|Hotels||Hotel Nandan Palace, Hotel Amber Plaza, Hotel Padmini, RTDC Hotel Panna, Hotel Pratap Palace, Hotel Vinayak palace, Hotel Ritu Raj Vatika, Hotel President, Hotel President, Karwan Resorts, Sanwaliya Vishranti Grih etc.|
|Markets||Fort Road Market, Rana Sanga Market, Sadar Bazaar, Hindustan Zinc Smelter, Marble Industry, Cement Industry, Opium Cultivation, Annual Fair Jauhar Mela, Shri Ramdwara, Ramsnehi Samparday, Bundi Road, Sainik School, Shri Savariyan Temple etc.|
|Industries||Hindustan Zinc Smelter, Minerals, Marble Machineries,Cement Plant Lafarge, heavy mechanical work, fabrication,marble machinery & crane manfacture, machineing works, The main products, zinc and lead, are used by the engineering and automobile industries etc.|
|University/College||AKC College, Mewar Girls, Government Girls's College, Navkaar Academy of Engineering, Government College, Government Polytechnic College, Vision School of Management etc.|