Chittorgarh Excursions




FACTS & FIGURES

Language Rajasthani and Hindi
Best time to visit Winters
STD Code 01472




INTRODUCTION

The story of Chittorgarh is a saga of valor, tenacity and sacrifice. Chittorgarh (also Chittaurgarh) was sacked three times and its defenders had to make the supreme sacrifice. The Fort of Chittorgarh is a treasure trove of history and offers to the traveler an insight into the life of the Great Rajput rulers, who laid down their lives fighting a superior enemy instead of leading a life of submission under them.

LOCATION

Chittorgarh is located in the southern part of the state of Rajasthan, in the northwestern part of India. It is located beside a high hill near the Gambheri River. It is 112 km from Udaipur and 182 km from Ajmer. The climate of Chittorgarh is arid. Summers are quite hot (April-June) and winters are cool (October-February). It experiences scant rainfall between June and August.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Chittorgarh is in winters.
On the Bundi-Chittaur Road, amid the natural beauty is Menal, famous for its ancient Shiv temples, picturesque water falls and dense forests.

Chittorgarh Excursions

Menal (90-km)
On the Bundi-Chittaur Road, amid the natural beauty is Menal, famous for its ancient Shiv temples, picturesque water falls and dense forests.

Nagari
20 km from Ranthambore, Nagari is one of the oldest towns of Rajasthan. It is situated on the banks of River Banish and the Hindu and Buddhist remains that dates back to Mauryan and Gupta period can be found here.

Bassi
25 km from the city on the route to Bundi, the place is a big tourist attraction because of its famed sculptures and woodcraft. It also has its share of historical forts, temples and 'kunds'. Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary sprawls over 50 sq kms and is known for its population of panthers, antelopes, wild boars, mongoose and migratory birds. However, one needs to take prior permission from the District Forest Office, Chittaurgarh to visit the sanctuary.

Sita Mata Sanctuary, Dhariyavad
Another sanctuary in the lap of the Aravalli ranges and the Malawi plateau, it has three rivers that flow through the forest. According to a legend, Sita, the wife of Lord Rama stayed here in Rishi Valmiki's Ashram situated in the forests, after Lord Rama exiled her. The fauna commonly sighted here are leopards, hyenas, jungles, foxes, porcupines, sambhars, wild bears, four-horned antelopes, nilgais and flying squirrels.

Deogarh Fort
125 km from the city, Deogarh Fort is a 16th century fort. It boasts of five floors, over two hundred rooms, number of with carved pillars and widespread use of marble, the palace is really an arresting monument. The rooms are decorated with beautiful murals done in the world-renowned Deogarh school of painting style.

Bijalpur (40-km)
A marvellous castle built by Rao Shakti Singh, the younger brother of Maharana Pratap, stands in the village. Presently, it has been converted into a heritage hotel.