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Top Tourist Attractions In Chittorgarh You Must Explore

Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh is a famous travel destination lying in the southeastern corners of Rajasthan. It is a city worth exploring for its ancient structures, rich cultural heritage, & folklore depicting the royal glory. The erstwhile capital of Mewar kingdom has witnessed many battles between brave Rajput kings & Islamic forces. The city had been sieged thrice, once by Allauddin Khilji in 1303, second by Bahadur Shah of Gujarat in 1535, & third time by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1568. If you wish to make a travel plan to this city, then today we bring you the list of the major tourist attractions in Chittorgarh. 

Exploring the top tourist attractions in Chittorgarh

Lying in the central part of the desert state of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh is a land that takes you to the era of brave Rajput kings & queens. When planning a Chittorgarh itinerary plan, there are many places in the city that you must pay a visit to. Let’s check out which are these, starting from the major ones:

Chittorgarh Fort

When listing the top tourist attractions in Chittorgarh, then Chittorgarh Fort has prime significance as it holds a glorious history of the Rajput era infused with heroic deeds of Rajput kings. But other than that, it also depicts the daring fire suicide called Jauhar. This horrific act was committed by Rajput queens to protect their modesty from enemy forces after the death of the Rajput king. The fort is sprawling at 700 acres and comprises 22 water bodies, temples, palaces, & towers. 

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Meera Temple

Near Chittorgarh Fort lies a shrine that symbolises the epitome of devotion. It is Meera Temple dedicated to Meera, a Rajput princess who immersed herself in the faith of Lord Krishna. The temple attracts devotees to express devotion to the god of love & pray to him for their well-being. 

  • Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM

Vijay Stambh

Vijay Stambh, or the tower of victory, was established by Maharana Kumbha to mark his victory over opponents in Malwa & Gujarat in 1440. The building is high at 122 ft & is erected at 10 ft. from the base. When visiting this tower, you will notice the sculptures & carvings on its exterior walls. There are 157 steps to climb this tower. You can have a panoramic view of the whole town when reaching the top. 

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Kirti Stambh

Kirthi Stambh is one of the top places to visit in Chittorgarh, built in the 12th century CE. It is a 7-storeyed pillar, & is 22-metre-high (72 ft). This structure also lies inside the Chittorgarh Fort, & is dedicated to Rishabha, the first Tirthankara of Jainism. Its structure has been created by a merchant & is decorated with the Jain pantheon. The 4 corners feature the engraved idols of Shri Adinathji in Digambar style, which are about 1.5 m. The other side features the engraving of small idols depicting the lineage of Jain deities. 

  • Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Kalika Mata Temple

As the name suggests, Kalika Mata Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kali, the fierce manifestation of Parvati. But do you know, it was initially built to pray for the Sun god in the 8th century, until it was converted to what it is currently known for. The temple is thronged with devotees during the time of Navratri festival.

  • Timings: 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Rani Padmini’s Palace

Chittorgarh is famously known as the city of romance, chivalry, & tragedy. Rani Padmini’s palace is one example. According to historical fact, it is that place where the Delhi sultanate ruler Allauddin Khilji got smitten with the beauty of Rajput queen Padmini when seeing her reflection in the mirror, which was placed at such an angle that even if he would turn back, he could not see the room. 

  • Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Ratan Singh Palace

Ratan Singh Palace is dedicated to Rajput king Rana Ratan Singh, to whom Queen Padmini was married. Lying inside the premises of the mesmerising Chittorgarh Fort, this palace also counts among the major tourist attractions in Chittorgarh. Holding the historical significance of Rajput glory, you will also spot Ratneshwar Lake, which enhances the beauty of the fort. 

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

Apart from sightseeing forts & temples, Chittorgarh welcomes wildlife enthusiasts at Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary. When exploring this natural reserve, you will see animals, including panther, langur monkey, & mongoose. Sprawling at 15000 hectares, this tourist spot also houses popular trees, Saral & Dhok, making it a visual retreat for nature lovers. 

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Gaumukh Reservoir

Last on the list is Gaumukh Reservoir. This water tank of Chittorgarh Fort is also a mainstream attraction for its green water appearance. It is also a sacred spot for people of the Hindu religion & is visited by pilgrims who feed fish here. Besides this, Gaumukh Reservoir also attracts tourists’ attention for its captivating architectural structure.

  • Timings: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where to stay in Chittorgarh to explore the top attractions

If you want to experience the places mentioned above, booking jüSTa Lake Nahargarh Palace would be a fine choice. This luxury resort in Chittorgarh is situated amidst the beautiful Lake Nahargarh, providing a magnificent view. Encircled by Aravalli hills, dense forests, & lush greenery, this resort is a heavenly sojourn for luxury seekers. The resort is impressive with its Rajasthani-infused interior decoration & a spacious garden in the middle. 

Coming to accommodations for guests, it features 40 lavishly designed rooms acquainted with all kinds of modern amenities. Also featuring an infinity outdoor pool, it is ideal for a refreshing dip & easing out of the tiredness of day touring. For dining, it has an all-day dining restaurant named Neel Mahal. It is one of the best restaurants in Chittorgarh, where you can savour the popular Rajasthani cuisines & range of international dishes. It has both veg & non-vegetarian options for its food lovers. 

Conclusion

So this ends our tour guide of significant tourist attractions in Chittorgarh let you delve into the glorious past of the Rajput era. There are historical structures, & temples that fall near Chittorgarh Fort, sprawling at 700 acres. Besides sightseeing the tourist places, your vacation will also be memorable when experiencing your stay at a resort that provides you with all kinds of luxury facilities from spacious rooms to culinary delight. Do enjoy every bit of it.

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