Chittorgarh has a significant history of its ruling kingdom and its culture. Situated at the bank of two rivers Berach and Gambini, it tells the stories of bravery of some great Indian rulers like Jaimal, Phata, Badal and Gora and the sacrifice of Rani(queen) Padmini. Rani Padmini and her fellow women counterparts committed suicide named “Johar” in the sake of their grace. When it comes to visit and observe the city, the history of Chittorgarh is simply remarkable. So, if you are among those who plan to visit Chittorgarh, we have mentioned the Top Places to Visit in Chittorgarh. This Vacation plan for you will help you to make most out of your Chittorgarh trip.
1. Chittorgarh Fort
This fort tops the list of tourist attractions due to its extremely well-engineered design and amazing history. This is the place where many of queens performed Jauhar during the war. The two main attractions of this fort are Kriti Stambh, Vijay Stambh and Jauhar Kund.
Entry Fee : INR 10 per person and INR 5 per child
Where to Stay : There are many hotels serving the taste of Rajasthan including Chetak Hotel, Bhagwati Hotel and Castle Bijaipur Hotel.
2. Rana Kumbha Palace
According to the tales, it is a haunted place and the spirit of Rani Padmini who performed the Jauhar haunts the place and you can hear the scream of those spirits in the night. Design of this place is quite mpressive. After having a guide with yourself you can enjoy the tales and experience the beauty of this place.
Entry Fee : There is a very little fee- INR 10 per adult and INR 5 per child
3. Fateh Prakash Palace
Decorated with beautiful wall paintings and Sculpture this place too says many interesting stories of the history. After observing its richness in the facts the government declared it as a museum and today many historical artefact and things are stored in this museum. It is a main attraction of tourists. There is an idol of Indian God Lord Ganesha in this place which attracts more visitors every single day. This place is named after the great king of that time and undefeated worrier “Raja Fateh Singh”.
Entry Fee : INR 0
Where to Stay : This place too has many hotels but the main of them which are visit-worthy- Hotel Pratap Palace, Hotel President and Welcome Heritage Bassi Fort.
4. Padmini Palace
Named after the great Queen Padmini this place situated in the centre of the fort Chittorgarh. It is said that the queen herself ruled the security heads and other main persons of the fort when the fort was under the siege by Sultan of Delhi.
Entry Fee : INR 10 per adult and INR 5 per child
5. Meera Temple
This is an example of the devotion and sacrifice of the Great Meera who was the devotee of Lord Krishna. She expresses her devotion through bhajans and devotee dance in order to express her love and gratitude to Krishna. There are many idols in the temple including the Great Vishnu and other goddesses.
Entry Fee : INR 10 per adult and INR 5 per child
6. Kali Mata Temple
This temple was made by the Bappa Rawal in the dedication of God “Sun” but after some time Panwar Kshatriya Rajputs put an idol of Kalika and now it is known as Kali Mata Temple. You can see many other idols of Mata and also the tales related them.
Entry Fee : Per adult-10 Rs and 5 Rs per child
7. Gaumukh Reservoir
It was the main water reservoir of the fort at that time and famous with the name Gaumukh Reservoir. You can see many fishes in the water and you can feed them as well. The architecture of the place is quite impressive and you can see many other important things related to the history of the Fort.
Entry Fee : You have to pay INR 10 per adult and INR 5 per child.
8. Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary
If you are a fond of nature and wild animals then the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary is a must visit place for you. You can see the Groups of Apes, Mongoose and Panthers. The place has many trees of Saral and Dhok and covered the 15,000 hectares.
Entry Fee : October to February
Where to Stay : RTDC Hotel, Padmini Hotel and Pratap Palace Hotel
If you want to spend your few hours in the environment of positivity and divine love then the Sanwariaji Temple is the best place for you. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna who is a symbol of love, peace and attraction. It is located 40 km away from Chittorgarh and quite popular among the visitors due to its extraordinary architecture and marvellous sculpts. It will fill your mind with peace and positivity and it is likely to happen that place can change your way you see the world.
Visiting Timing: 5 am to 12 pm; 2.30 pm to 11 pm
Entry Fee : There is no entry fee for this place.
Where to Stay : Bhadsoda and Mandphiya village, Dist. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
10. Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary
This is another awesome place for nature lovers and one of my favourite place. You can see many trees like teak, bamboo, tendu, amla and salary. The place is the home of many birds and animals. It is believed that Mata Sita, the wife of Lord Rama spent her life after the separation from the Rama in the ashram of Saint Valmiki. You can see the flying squirrel, spotted deer and wild bear here. There are many more animals here including jungle cat, jackal, hyena, caracal wild boar, leopards and wild pangolin.
Visiting Timing: 8 am to 5 pm
Entry Fee : Rs 10 for Indians adults and Rs 2 for Indian students. Foreigners have to pay 80 rs.
Where to Stay : Pratapgarh, Rajasthan
With these, we wind up the 10 must visit places in Chittorgarh. Go and experience the beauty of this place and be enthralled by its rich history. Have a great vacation here!