Chittorgarh is the city of Rani Padmini, Rani Karnavati and Meera! Big cheers to the strong women in the history of India. The city itself is an epitome of pride, romance and spirit, for people of Chittor always chose death before surrendering against enemies.
Chittorgarh is another majestic Rajasthan city that we visited on our family trip to Udaipur. It is about 2 hours ride from Udaipur by car and about 3 hours from public transport. So, we decide to do it as a day trip from Udaipur.
Things to do:
Chittorgarh fort: A world heritage site and one of the biggest forts of India made in 7th century. Though now it is just ruined citadel, there is much more to this huge fort. It is a symbol of truth and bravery in the glorious Rajput history. Entrance fee: Rs 5 for Indians and Rs 100 for foreign visitors.
Meera temple and Kaali mata temple: Can you believe they offer alcohol to the goddess in Kaali mata temple? Yeah, it is true!
Vijaya stambh: The symbol of victory! Dedicated to Lord Vishnu after the victory of King Rana Kumbha over Mahmud Khilji.
Padmini’s palace: The palace of queen Padamini, who was known for her beauty and bravery! Funny thing : There is no actual proof that she existed in written history.
- As I also mentioned in my Udaipur blog, the govt transport in Rajasthan offers discount to females.
- We booked a tuktuk (auto rikshaw) with a travel guide and it took us around. You can also bring your own car but some of the routes are controlled. So, make use of the GPS!
- Weather is very dry! Summers are hot. So, plan your trip accordingly!
- Check out this travel wiki to plan the trip.
We were only for a day trip in Chittorgarh, So I am sure there is much more to it than what I mentioned above. I liked this city for the fort and interesting historical happenings. I think 1-2 days should be enough to cover everything interesting here.
End of Chittorgarh stories and the weekend. Next post coming soon! If you like my posts, please like, comment, share and subscribe to the blog!
Lots of love,