Things to Do in Chittorgarh

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Located in South-Eastern Rajasthan, Chittorgarh is known for Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in India built on a hilltop, spreading over 700 acres. The capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, t (Read More)he magnificent fortress, will always be remembered for the courageous self-sacrificing Jauhar performed by Rani Padmini.

Here is the list of 17 Things to Do in Chittorgarh

1. Majestic Chittorgarh Fort

Majestic Chittorgarh Fort
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Built by local Maurya rulers (often confused with imperial Maurya Rulers) in the 7th century A.D, the Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan is one of the largest forts in India. The Chittorgarh Fort, plainly known as Chittor, is spread majestically over a hill of 590 feet in height and is spread across 692 acres of land is a fine example of popular Rajput architecture.

2. The Beautiful Padmini Palace

The Beautiful Padmini Palace

Padmini Palace is the palace where Rani Padmini lived after she married Rawal Ratan Singh, the ruler of Mewar Kingdom, who ruled between 1302 and 1303 CE. The fort is surrounded by a lotus pool which adds to the charm of the monument.

3. Kalika Mata Temple

Kalika Mata Temple
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It is one of the most important temples of Chittorgarh, and the city's tour isn't complete without a visit to this temple. The splendid sculpture of the temple is what attracts most tourists. It is dedicated to Kalika, an incarnation of Goddess Durga.

4. Gau Mukh Kund

Gau Mukh Kund
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Located within Chittorgarh fort, the Gomukh Kund is also known as "Tirth Raj'' of Chittorgarh because whenever pilgrims and devotees go on the tour of different Hindu spiritual places, then they come to Gomukh kund for completion of their holy journey after returning back.

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5. Kirti Stambh

Kirti Stambh
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Built-in the 12th century, Kirti Stambh is situated inside the Chittorgarh Fort, Rajasthan. The 22 meters tall tower was constructed by a Jain merchant, Jeeja Bhagerwala, during the rule of Rawal Kumar Singh to glorify Jainism. The tower contains figures from the Jain pantheon, and hence, Kirti Stambh is considered a major Jain pilgrimage by many Jainism followers.

6. Visit the Ratan Singh Palace

Visit the Ratan Singh Palace

Ratan Singh Palace or Ratan Singh Mahal is a monument of immense historical importance located on the premises of the ravishing Chittorgarh Fort. The beauty of the splendid Ratan Singh Palace has been enhanced ten folds by the Ratneshwar Lake which is located next to the palace.

7. Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary

Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary

Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the district of Pratapgarh in the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. It is a dense forest area with thick deciduous plantations that include trees like Gulmohar, Sindoor, Rudraksha, Bamboo, Bel, etc. Botanists have spotted 108 medicinal herbs in the sanctuary, out of which about 17 are endangered ones.

8. VIsit the Beautiful Meera Temple

VIsit the Beautiful Meera Temple
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Meera Temple is located on the premises of Chittorgarh Fort and is dedicated to Meera Bai, who was a Rajput Princess. Maharana Kumbha, the Rajput king, constructed the striking temple, making it both a historic and religious attraction. As soon as one enters the place of worship, they are bound to feel immense tranquillity and happiness.

9. Shows at Rana Kumbha's palace

Shows at Rana Kumbha's palace
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Rana Kumbha Palace is where Rana Kumbha lived and spent his royal life. Its charming and artistic architecture makes it a must-visit for tourists visiting Chittorgarh. The nearby Lord Shiva temple and the surroundings and the light and sound show in its complex make it an unforgettable experience.

10. Magnificent Tower - Vijay Stamb

Magnificent Tower - Vijay Stamb
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Vijay Stambha, also known as the victory tower, is a piece of resistance to Chittorgarh. The king of Mewar constructed it, Rana Kumbha to celebrate his triumph over the combined forces of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji in 1448. The entire town can be viewed from here.

11. Maha Sati

Maha Sati
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About 110 km away from Chittorgarh, this is the sacred place where Udaipur Rulers used to be cremated. This beautiful structure, glistening in the sun, attracts tourists because of a water reservoir that is believed to have the waters of the Ganges emerging from it.

12. Fateh Prakash Palace

Fateh Prakash Palace
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This palace of Chittorgarh takes Rajput grandeur to a new level. The architecture is splendid, and the layout fantastic.  Now, a large part of the fort has been converted into a museum, and the royal crystal items occupy a large part of the display.

13. Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, barely 5 kilometres from the Bassi Fort Palace and is an important natural reserve of the state. It is home to a variety of flora and fauna in the region. Tourists can go on a jeep safari arranged by the forest officials.

14. Sathis Deori Temple

Sathis Deori Temple

Sathis Deori Temple is a group of twenty-seven temples dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras in Chittorgarh. Tourists visit the temple complex for peace and to admire the beautiful 11th-century architecture. These ancient temples adorn beautiful carvings and splendid sculptures all over them, and the site has been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

15. Bhainsrorgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhainsrorgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Bhainsroggarh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Aravalli Hills in Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. It is one of the most important and world-renowned wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan since it was declared in 1983. The scenic location is a perfect attraction for nature lovers and photographers.

16. Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum of Chittorgarh displays a valuable collection of artefacts belonging to the royalty of Chittorgarh. It is located inside the Chittor Fort and is often visited by history and archaeology enthusiasts.

17. Restaurants in Chittorgarh

Restaurants in Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh's cuisine has few standouts but a number of local roadside eating places as well as restaurants can be found here. Though the town has little to call unique, when it comes to food, you will never run out of options here.

This post was published by Avneet Kang

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