Tourism Places In chittorgarh

chittorgarh that was the name of this city when it was built in the 8th century by Bappa Rawal (ruled 734-53AD). That was a long time ago and was just the beginning of one of the bloodiest histories that a fort has ever seen. Famous for its sieges by invaders, chittorgarh traces it origin way back to the Mahabharata, although no substantial evidence exists for that statement. Although Chittor is attributed to Bappa Rawal, it is the earliest fort in Rajasthan. It seems that Bappa Rawal built on the existing foundations and introduced wells, reservoirs, roads and strengthened its walls. Chittor is within the grasp of no foe, nor can the vassals of its chiefs know the sentiment of fear . and so intricate are its paths of ascent, that though you might find entrance, there would be no hope of return for all the royal abodes of India, none could compete with Chittor before she became a widow.

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chittorgarh Fort
  chittorgarh Fort  chittorgarh Fort is considered the largest fort in India and the best in the state of Rajasthan. The fort, plainly known as Chittor, was the capital of Mewar. It was ruled initially by Guhilot and later by Sisodias, the Suryavanshi clans of Chattari Rajputs, from 7th century A.D., till it was finally abandoned in 1568 AD after the siege by Emperor Akbar in 1567 AD. It sprawls majestically over a hill 180 m (590.6 ft) in height spread over an area of 280 ha (691.9 acres) above the plains of the valley drained by the Berach River. The fort precinct with an evocative history is studded with a series of historical and spectacular palaces, gates, temples and two impressive commemoration towers. These The fort was sacked three times between 15th century and 16th century; in 1433 AD Allauddin Khilji defeated Rana Ratan Singh, in 1535 AD Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat defeated Bikramjeet Singh and in 1567 AD Emperor Akbar defeated Maharana Udai Singh II who left the fort and founded Udaipur. Each time the men fought bravely rushing out of the fort walls charging the enemy but lost every time. Following these defeats, Jauhar was committed thrice by more than 13000 ladies and children of the Rajput heroes who laid their lives in battles at chittorgarh Fort, first lead by Rani Padmini wife of Rana Rattan Singh who was killed in the battle in 1433 AD, and later by Rani Karnavati in 1537 AD. Thus, the fort represents the quintessence of tribute to the nationalism, courage, medieval chivalry and sacrifice exhibited by the Mewar rulers of Sisodia and their kinsmen and women and children, between the 7th century and 16th century. The rulers, their soldiers, the women folk of royalty and the commoners considered death as a better option than dishonor in the face of surrender to the Muslim invading armies.

Kalika Mata Temple
 Kalika Mata Temple  Kalika Mata Temple, chittorgarh Fort is an ancient Hindu temple in Rajasthan state in India. It predates Maharana Pratap. It has thousands of visitors every day. The goddess worshipped at this temple is an aspect of goddess Bhadrakali, clan goddess of Pawar clan.

Vijay Stambh
 Vijay Stambh  Vijay Stambha or "Tower of Victory" is an imposing structure located in chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan, India. This tower is the piece-de-resistance of chittaurgarh. It was constructed by Mewar king Rana Kumbha between 1442 AD and 1449 AD to commemorate his victory over the combined armies of Malwa and Gujarat led by Mahmud Khilji . Dedicated to Vishnu,this 37.19 m high 9 storied tower is one of the most remarkable in India It is built partly of red sand stone and partly of white marble and is enriched by numerous images of Hindu gods and goddesses with inscriptions at bottom of each. It is believed that the tower took 10 years to be completed. This exemplary piece of architecture stands on a pedestal 10 feet high. Each of the nine stories are distinctly marked with openings and balconies at every face of each story. The interior staircase winds alternately through the central chamber and surrounding gallery. The inscribed slabs in the uppermost story contains genealogy of the rulers of Chittaur from Hamir to Rana Kumbha. The entire tower is covered with architectural ornaments and inscribed images of gods and goddesses, seasons, weapons, musical instruments etc. Its inscribed sculpture are a veritable text-book of Hindu iconography. The portraits of the architect of this tower Jaita and his 3 sons, Napa, Puja and Poma are carved on the fifth floor of the tower. There are around 157 narrow steps leading to the terrace from where one can have a beautiful view of chittorgarh town and the fort. The uppermost floor has been sealed off and is no longer accessible to visitors.

GOTMESHWAR 130 Km away from city The place is famous for the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

This temple of Goddess Yogini is said to be 300 years old .

Kirti Stambh
 Kirti Stambh  Kirti Stambh or "Tower of Fame" is situated at chittorgarh fort in Rajasthan, India. The 22 metre high tower was built by a Bagherwal Jain merchant Jijaji Kathod in 12th century. It is a seven story intricate structure with a cramped stairway of 54 steps and is full of figures from Jain pantheon. The tower is built in the Solanki style. It is 30 feet at the base and narrows down to 15 feet at the top and is adorned with Jain sculptures on the outside. It is dated approximately around the 12th century AD. It is dedicated to the first Jain tirthankara or spiritual teacher, Adinath, and has an impressive five-feet-high statue of the saint. This Jain tower has a complicated structure with carvings, niches and balconies. The carvings on the tower are the naked figures of various Jain teerthankars. The top most floor of the tower is an observation hall, which offers great views not only of the citadel but also of the surrounding area. Kirti Stambh is older than Vijay Stambha situated in chittorgarh.

Rana Kumbha's Palace
  Rana Kumbha's Palace  Rana Kumbha's Palace is near the Vijay Stambh. This is the birthplace of Maharana Udai Singh the founder of Udaipur. His life was saved by the heroic act of the maid Panna Dhay, who replaced her son in place of the prince & consequently her son was killed by Banbir. She carried the prince away to safety in a fruit basket. Rani Meera Bai also lived in this palace. This is the place where Rani Padmini committed jauhar with the other ladies in one of the underground cellars.

The sanctuary lies in the lush green environs of Bhainsrogarh, invaluable archaeological remains can also be seen here. BIJAIPUR The 350 year old castle built by Rao Shakti Singh, the youngest brother of Maharaja Pratap, is the major attraction. it has now been covered into a hotel.

Rani Padmini's Palace
  Rani Padmini's Palace  Rani Padmini's Palace is from which Alauddin was allowed to watch a reflection of the Rani.

Away from city 20Km Tehsil chittorgarh One of the most important townships of the Mauryan era in Rajasthan, situated on the banks of river Bairach. It was formerly known as Madhyamika, which flourished from the Maurya to Gupta era. The excavations overhere have unearthed many interesting facts and have showed signs of strong Hindu and Buddhist influence.

This temple away from city 140 Km Tehsil Rawatbhata The ruins of the famous temples of babaroli, near Rawatbhata. This town is worth visiting, because of the group of ancient temples situated here.

  BASSI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY  It's away from city 25Kmv Tehsil chittorgarh The wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 50 Sq.Km. near Bassi village. The key fauna of the sanctuary are panther, wild boar, antelopes and mongoose. Migratory birds also visit the sanctuary. For entry into the sanctuary, prior permision is to be obtained from the District Forst Officer, Chittaurgarh.

The sanctuary is dpread over the Aravali and Vindhyachal ranges and is the only forest where teak trees of building value are found. The thickly vegetated sanctuary has about 50% teak trees besided salar, tendu, amla, bamboo and bel etc. three rivers flow through the forest Jakham and Karmoi are the major ones. A huge dam has been constructed over the Jakham river for irrigation, and wild animals in the sanctuary. The key fauna of the sanctuary are leopard, hyena, jackal, fox, jungle cat, porcupine, spotted dear, wild bear, four horned antelope and nilgai etc. The most important and conspicuous animal of the sanctuary is the flying squirrel, which can be observed gliding between the trees during night, this nocturnal creatures hides in the daylight, the best time to watch the squirrel is in the months of February and March at Arampura Guest House, when most trees shed their leaves making it easier to spot the squirrel. The sanctuary is also associated with mythological events it is believed that sita wife of Lord Ram stayed here during the period of her exile in the ashram of Saint Valmiki.

  SANWARIYA JI TEMPLE  This Temple away from city 40 Km-Tehsil-Bhadesar The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishn, situated on the Chittaurgarh - Udaipur highway. This is not a very old structure and is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre.

This Temple away from city 45 Km Tehsil Rashmi Also famous as the "Haridwar of Mewar", the shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

DEOGARH is away from city 125 Km The 16th century fort near Pratapgarh, is famous for the palaces, their murals and Jain temple.

  MENAL  chittorgarh MENAL is away from city 90 Km This is also known as the "mini khajauraho", blessed with natures beauty, this picnic spot is situated on the Chittaur - Bundi raod, and is famous for the ancient temples, waterfalls and beautiful forests.

chittorgarh Excursions
Nagari (chittorgarh)
Bassi Village
Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary
Begun Fort
Sanwariaji temple
Mati Kundiya temple
Bhainsrorgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Sitamata Sanctuary, Dhariyavad
Joganiya Mata
Kailger Mahadave
Bari Sadri
Radha Kirshan Temple
Shree Sanwaliyaji Temple
Bharat in chittorgarh