Chittaurgarh Travel Guide

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Chittaurgarh Things to Do

  • Tower, Temples and Relics

    Also within the fort there are palaces, chattris,temples & the magnificent 37m highTower Of Victory. The tower can be climbed by a narrow,twisting stairway to the 8th level.The Temples are filled with exquisite carvings. There are Jain & Hindu temples.The resevoir area , which is fed by a spring, is surrounded by trees & lawns ( this was where...

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  • Explore The Countryside around...

    There is much to see, once one leaves Chittorgargh fort. The surrounding countryside is littered with shrines, chattris and baolis (resevoirs) The scenery is beautiful, with prolific birdlife, colorful bougainvillia,trees & mountains. We saw women along the way , dressed in colourful saris. Just driving around, there are many good photo...

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  • Chittorgarh Fort

    The 8th Century Fort stands atop a hill, with a 1km climb to the top. The views are spectacular from the ramparts. It is the largest fort in Asia.Entering the fort, there are 7 gates .. The actual Main Gate of the fort is called Surajpol.Once inside, the ruins lie there, waiting to be explored. This fort was sacked 3 times. In the 14th Century, it...

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  • Meera Temple

    Meera bai temple was build by Rana Kumbha for meera bai for her love to lord krishna. It is said a poision was given to her by her enemy in royal family but she was saved by lord krishna.

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  • Padmini's Palace

    padmini's palace is inside the lotus pool, this palace was built for her only no other queens were allowed to enter. Padmin was inside the palace when ala-ud-din saw her reflection from outside mirror of the lake and attacked chittor to get her. the big bronze gate were stolen off by akbar and now is in agra gate. and ala-ud-din didnt get padmini...

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  • Gaumukh Resevior

    no one knows where the water comes from but this reservoir is in the edge of the cliff and reservoir also the place where you can feed the fish .

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  • Tower of victory

    First thing that i saw was tower of victory,which is main identity of chittor. Build by Rana Kumba in 1458, it took thirty years to completed. The victory tower also known as JAYA STAMBA which was build to celebrate the victory over mahmud khilji of malwa in 1440, victory tower stands at 37m in rise a nine storeys high, each nine storeys are carved...

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  • Fight the goof fight

    Chittaur (as it used to be known) is a stunning large fort on an outcrop that dominates the town at it's foot. It somewhat reminded me of the geography of Durham in Northern England. There is a Legend that in the 14th century the stunning beauty Queen Padamih saw her face in the reflection of a mirror and was struck by her mesmerising beauty. As...

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  • Gaumukh Reservoir

    Chittaurgarh is situated on a table mountain with several water reservoirs to ensure the water supply of its inhabitants. One of them is the Gaumukh Reservoir with its bright green colour. I couldnt trust my eyes but there were plenty of fish in it.

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  • Tower of Fame

    Opposite to the Tower of Victory you can find the Tower of Fame. Also beautifully decorated, but you cnt climb up to the top. Still worth a visit!

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  • Great view over Chitto from the Tower of...

    Close to the Gaumukh Reservoir you can find the skyhigh Tower of Victory. You can climb up all eight floors to enjoy the best view over Chittaurgarh!

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  • Jain Temple

    The Fort is more or less a huge area of ruins and water reservoirs on top of a mountain. But the temples are well preserved and are still in use. Jain Temples are famous for their stonecarvings. Even if this temple here is not as magnificent as those in Ranakpur, it still is worth a visit!

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  • Padhmini's Palace

    I'm fairly certain this building to the left is the Padhmini's Palace, which has a small lake pavilion next to it. The first siege of the fort, in 1303, was focused not only on taking the land, but also on taking Rani Padhmini, who was a renowned beauty.

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  • Chittaurgarh Fort

    Most of the monuments, gates and towers in the fort are in a state of partial ruin. . .which adds to the atmpshere. It's easy to pass hours here, wandering among the buildings, imagining sieges and battles.

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  • Fateh Prakash Palace

    I am pretty sure this is the Fateh Prakash Palace, which now holds a small museum (I didn't make it inside). This palace is a more recent addition to the grounds of the fort.

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  • Vijay Stambh II

    The tower has carved balconies at each story, as well as incredible detail in the carved gods and goddesses that adorn every inch of it.This photograph shows the carvings around the base of the tower.

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  • Vijay Stamb

    The Vijay Stambh, meaning Victory Tower, is the tallest most visible fo the towers from a distance. It rises 37 metres (nine stories) and was built during the 15th-century, to commemorate the Maharana's victory ofver the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat.Notice how small the people to the bottom right of the tower are. . .

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  • Kirti Stambh II

    The tower is 22 metres high and is covered with carvings of the different members of the Jain pantheon. This photograph shows a bit more of the detail that went into each of the towers.

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Chittaurgarh Restaurants

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    Restuarant at Hotel Pratap Palace

    by lynnehamman Written Oct 14, 2008

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    Good atmosphere.& service. It was totally empty when we stopped by for breakfast., so we got "special" quick service with a smile

    Favorite Dish: Vegtarian breakfast thali

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Chittaurgarh Transportation

  • On the Road to Chittor

    The easist & quickest way to get to Chittorgarh from Udaipur is by car. Taxis can be arranged at any hotel or tourist office.Cost is around R2000 for the trip. Its about a 2 hour trip, and the roads are good. There are chai stops along the way, where one can have a chai & chat with the local people.There are also trains from Udaipur, which leave at...

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  • Bus from Udaipur to Chitto and Chitto to...

    From Chittogarh to Bundi it takes only 5h.From Udaipur it is even less, just 2,5h.Busses are really tiny, so I tried to sit in the back where I could stretch out my legs....but in the back you get the highest bonebreaking airjumps. If you find enough space, always try to sit in the middle, so you feel the jumps not so hard....

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  • Bicycle

    For me I think the Bicycle is a great way to get around Chittaurgarh. Although the ride up to the Fort is quite tough. But once you are up there it is fairly flat for riding around. There was a couple places renting them in 85 when I was there and it was cheap. I don't have an address and actually I never new the address. We came back down the hill...

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Chittaurgarh Local Customs

  • 100 years old & going strong

    This amazing old lady has been selling postcards outside the fort for most of her life. She says that she is 100 years old! Her son is a guide at the fort. She has a wonderful memory,and told us the whole history of the fort, in good English. She was very dignified.If you see her- please buy a postcard or two!!

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  • Mass Suicides at Chittaurgarh

    Jauhar, a ritual of mass suicide by immolation, was practiced at Chittaurgarh Fort at least twice (in 1303 and later in 1535). Rani Padhmini led 13,000 women to death, escaping dishonour by the invading army of the Sultan Alauddin.Later, several thousand women under Rani Karanavati, facing attack by the Shah of Gujarat, followed the same path.

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Chittaurgarh Warnings and Dangers

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    by tremendopunto Written Aug 24, 2006

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    Be aware of the monkeys!

    The sun was burning like hell and we wanted to take a rest in the shadow of a large tree during the exploration of the huge area. Suddenly we got surprised by a rainfall. Strange that the rain was only under the tree and just on one spot, while the sky was deep blue and clear.
    Strange that the rain was yellow and warm!

    Damn, it was no rain at all......those evil monkeys sitting on the tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Chittaurgarh Favorites

  • Tower of Victory-Chittorgarh

    Richard climbed this impressive tower. Its a long way up.This 13th century tower commemorates victory in a battle. Inside the winding staircase is made up of short flights around a central core. Not all of them have windows., so it is quite dark in places. The two top levels have a viewing platform from which the whole fort can be seen. The views...

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  • Beautiful Tower

    This tower was amazing!! The passageway to the top is so skinny that I barely fit into it! If you are big person over 6' tall you may have a hard time making it to the top! I met people in the passageway as I was going up and down we had to coordinate so we would pass each other at the windows. One person would have to squeeze into the window while...

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  • Lot's of monkeys

    I saw alot of Rheses Monkeys hanging out on the walls of the fort. They seemed to be looking at the same stuff we were looking at...the village down below and the countryside! They had such an intelligent look about them.

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