At the heart of Rajasthan, exists Chittorgarh, the land of brave men and determined women, where the regal women used to jump into fire at the news of failure at war to save themselves from the hand of the arch opponents.
Lend your ear to the posts and passages of the great fort; you may yet hear the drumbeats and the war cries, the faint sad carpings of love and great martyrdom. Epic saga of courage and blatant insubordination seems to be living in this rocky, desolate land .
Places of Tourist Interests
Chittorgarh Fort :- The great, battle-scarred Chittorgarh Fort epitomizes in its tragic history the valor, romance, chivalry and strict death-before-dishonor code glorified in Rajput myths and legends. Sprawling across 280 ha, atop a steep 180 m high rocky hill, Chittorgarh's ruined palaces, temples and towers bear witness to its illustrious and turbulent past, when it was the capital of the Sisodia rulers of Mewar, between the 12th and 16th centuries.
Vijay Stambh :- The main street south of the Meerabai Temple runs towards the nine-storeyed Vijay Stambh, built by Maharana Kumbha between 1458 and 1468, to commemorate his victory over Sultan Mahmud of Malwa. The view from the top of this extraordinary 36 m high sandstone structure, richly carved with gods and goddesses is magnificent.
Rana Kumbha's Palace :- Rana Kumbha's Palace, the first building to the right of the Chittorgarh Fort, is probably the earliest surviving example of a Rajput palace. Its northern side has a profusion of richly carved balconies, and a unique stepped wall. Elephant stables and a council chamber comprise its public areas, while the private apartments are a maze of small rooms, including a zanana section.
How To Reach
By Air :- The closest airport is Udaipur which is about 90 km from the city and connected with New Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, etc. by regular flights.
By Rail :- The railway station is an intersection of Western Indian Railways and is connected with Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaipur, etc.
By Road :- The city is directly well linked with all parts of India, with the Golden Quadrilateral Road Project and North-South-East-West Corridor Expressway passing across it. The public bus stop is situated in the mid of old and new city and good efficient facilities are accessible for Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Ajmer and other key big towns.