Situated in the historical city of Chittorgarh, the Chittorgarh Fort stands strong as a citadel in the state of the forts and palaces. Although there are many monuments in Rajasthan to be seen and admired but Chittorgarh Fort is an epic waxing poetic about the Rajput gallantry and honour. Built in the 7th century AD, this UNESCO World Heritage Site used to be the capital of the Mewar rulers. The fort complex comprises seven gates, two towers, and 65 structures.
The largest fort in India and Asia, Chittorgarh Fort has withstood three major Muslim invasions starting from Alauddin Khilji, Bahadur Shah and Akbar. But, never for once, seen as a Muslim bastion and always regarded as the hallmark of the Rajput amour propre. It wasn’t a fight for religion or faith; it was the fight to keep the pride of the land unsullied and protecting it from the foreign raiders. And it was this sense of belonging that made the Rajput kings take up arms against the enemies which defined their never say die heroism for generations to come. While the men braved it out in the battlefield, the women supported the sacrifice of their men by committing jauhar to keep the honour of the community and the unflinching, indomitable spirit alive.
🏰 Chittorgarh Fort: A Majestic Odyssey
Join us as we guide you through the sprawling expanse of Chittorgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that echoes with the valor and romance of Rajasthan’s past. Discover the architectural marvels, from the towering Vijay Stambh to the serene Padmini Palace, each narrating a unique chapter in the fort’s rich history.
Chittorgarh Fort Timings
Chittorgarh Fort timings are 9 am to 6 pm. The visiting hours for Chittorgarh Fort light and sound show are between 7 in the morning till 8 in the evening. The Chittorgarh Fort entry fee for the same for adults is Rs 40 while for the kids the entry ticket is pegged at Rs 25. The opening hours for the Fateh Prakash Palace museum are from 9.45 am to 5.45 pm. It will take around 2-3 hours exploring the entire fort complex. Make sure you have enough time and wear comfortable shoes as you will have to walk a lot.
🗺️ Travel Tips and Hidden Gems
Friends, you can come to Chittorgarh Fort from any corner of India by train, bus or air mode, the nearest airport to Chittor is Dabok Airport of Udaipur, you can also come by cab or auto to visit the fort.Or if you are fond of two wheeler ride, you will get a full day bike rental for Rs 500 from the railway station’s Bahar Is office which you can book by showing your government ID, the distance from the station to the fort is 5 K.M. Just before Chittorgarh Fort, you will find many restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner, near the station or near the fort you will also find good hotels for your economic stay.
How to Reach Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh is 300 km from Jaipur, 200 km from Udaipur, and 312 km from Jodhpur. The most convenient way to reach Chittorgarh is to hire a taxi from Udaipur which is approximately a 2-hour drive.
Hotels in Chittorgarh
You can stay in the nearby city of Udaipur as there are many hotels in Udaipur but if you are looking to stay in a hotel near the Chittorgarh Fort then you can book a room in Chittorgarh Fort Haveli which is only 1 km from the fort or Hotel Royal Inn (4 km) from the fort. If you are looking for an accommodation at a higher price point then go for Elegance Resort which is only 4 km from the fort.
Things to do in Chittorgarh
Do explore the Rana Sanga market for its fine display of local art, jewellery and handicrafts. Don’t forget to visit the Chittorgarh museum or explore the city during the festival of Teej or the Jauhar Mela to know the cultural milieu of Chittorgarh better. It is best to book popular Chittorgarh holiday packages for the best experience in this city of historicity.
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