Tourist Attractions in Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh is known primarily for its fort, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the district. It is a part of the rich history of the district and stands as a witness to many historic wars being fought by Rajput heroes. Popularly named as the “Pride of Rajasthan State”, this huge fort covers an area of 700 acres land and is situated at a hilltop at a height of about 180 meter. Earlier there were 84 water bodies within the fort. But, now only 22 can be seen. Built during the 7th century by the Mauryans, Chittorgarh Fort is one of the top sightseeing places of the district and most of the must see places of Chittorgarh are part of the fort itself.
This includes famous tourism places Gaumukh Reservoir, Kirti Stambha, Vijay Stambha, Padmini’s Palace, Rana Kumbh Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Jain Temples, Seven Gates of Fort, Shyam temple.
Close to the Fateh Prakash Palace is the Meera Temple. Chittorgarh is also the birth place of Meera Bai. Some of the other popular temples are Sanwariaji Temple, Kalika Mata Temple, Tulja Bhawani Temple and Kumbh Shyam Temple. Among other interesting places to visit in Chittorgarh are the wild life sanctuaries such as Bhainsrodgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bassi Wildlife Santuary. Thus, there are many things to do in Chittorgarh from seeking divinity in the historical past to watching wildlife diversity in its sanctuaries. All these make Chittorgarh a favourite among all holiday places in Rajasthan.
To have a better idea about the best places to visit in Chittorgarh, a well informative travel guide might be handy.