Chittaurgarh is a small city situated in the state of Rajasthan. The city is one of the most historically important regions in India. Chttaurgarh over the years has emerged as a very important tourist destination in India for its many royal forts, palaces, temples and towers.

Tourist Attractions in Chittaurgarh

Below is a list of some of the famous tourist attractions in Chittaurgarh:

The Fort

The Chittaurgarh Fort is almost synonymous with the town itself. It is undoubtedly one of the most precious gems in the crown of Rajasthan. The fort is raised on a high plateau in the countryside and happens to be the largest of its kind in India. The fort also has immense historical significance as it was on this sight that the war between the Sisodias and the Mughals took place.

Vijay Stambh

The Vijay Stambh is a famous tower in Chittaurgarh that was built between 1458 and 1468. The tower has nine storeys and a fleet of 157 narrow steps that actually lead you to the highest point of the structure. The Vijay Stambh is beautifully adorned with numerous Hindu sculptures.

Rana Kumbha's Palace

Situated near the Vijay Stambh is Rana Kumbha's Palace. This palace speaks volumes about the valiant history of the place. Rana Kumbha's Palace witnessed many significant events in the history of India. The place happens to be the birth place of the founder of Udaipur, Maharana Udai Singh. The famous Rani Meera also once stayed in this palace and the palace also proved to be the burial ground for Rani Padmini who committed jauhar here along with a host of other women.

Kirti Stambh

The Kirti Stambh is a 22 m high tower that was constructed by a Jain merchant in the 12th century in Chittaurgarh. The tower was built to pay tribute to Adinath, the first Jain teacher or Tirthankar. The sight is a famous spot for most Jains that visit the town. The walls of the tower are decorated with sculptures of the various tirthankars.

Government Museum

The magnificent Fateh Prakash Mahal which has now been converted to the Government Museum is home to an exquisite collection of sculptures and artifacts. Most of the sculptures inside the monument belong to the ancient temples of Rajasthan. The museum remains closed on Fridays.

How to Reach Chittaurgarh

  • By Air
    The Udaipur airport is situated at a distance of 113 km from Chttaugarh. Several airlines operate between Udaipur and the major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Lucknow almost every day.

  • By Bus
    Since Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India it is but obvious that the state will have a strong roadway network. Chittaugarh is connected by road to cities like Delhi, Mount Abu, Chittaurgarh, Bundi and Udaipuri. There are also a number of air-conditioned buses that ply from Jaipur every day to Chittaugarh.

  • By Train
    The Chittaurgarh Railway Station is linked to cities such as; Ahmedabad, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Jaipur, Kota, Alwar and Delhi through a strong railway network.

Last Updated on 9/13/2011