North Indian City Guide - Rajasthan - Chittorgarh

You may think that history, Monuments, temples and stories of the bygone era are boring only until you visit Chittorgarh. Located in the southeast of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh is an important place to immerse oneself in the legacy of the past. Housing many old buildings, palaces and castles, this place holds the pride of its royal history. Mewar, the capital of the kingdom, is famous for the battle of Ala-ud-din Khilji – The Sultan of Delhi. There are so many important places and things to do in Chittorgarh that you will need at least a week or two to visit them. With history being a dominant aspect of Chittorgarh wherever you turn there will be a monument or historically significant buildings there is a lot more to do in Chittorgarh.

Chittorgarh - City Guide

The city of Chittorgarh is named after the most impressive structure, The Chittorgarh Fort located on a hill 180 m high hill and is spread across about 700 acres. For those who are in love with exploring the inexperienced enthralling site, this place remains not only just as a fort but museum that still gives life to the essence of the past, with magnificent temples, an alluring palace and towers. It is one of the main attractions that pulls people towards it especially the place where Queen Padmavati committed Jauhar while Ala-ud-din Khilji launched an attack to abduct her that is located inside the fort premises.

Another scenic place - Ratan Singh Palace also called the ‘winter palace is located within the gigantic boundaries of Chittorgarh Fort. From intricately sculpted pillars to domes and engraved walls, there are so many features in this palace that are worth seeing.

On the southern part of the fort, there is the Padmini Palace – a three-storied white building overlooking a beautiful lotus pool which was once a place of residence of the queen. This is the place where Ala-ud-din Khilji caught a glimpse of Queen Padmini in a mirror placed in the main hall. The Vijay Stambh – partially built with red sandstone and white marble and the Kriti Stambth- a seven-storied tower built by a wealthy Jain merchant are the most iconic structures that give a stunning glimpse into the pride of the craftsmanship who belonged to the past.

Apart from Palaces, some temples serve as repositories of religious, architectural, and cultural heritage. The Kalika Mata Temple which was built in the 18th century. The temple is popular for its exquisite Rajasthani architectural style characterized by its impressive structural elements and ornate embellishments which also include impeccable carvings, decorative motifs, sculptures and minute patterns that challenge the present day’s architectural styles. The Mahanal temple is another architectural marvel that is dedicated to lord Shiva. More than the temple and its unique features, the waterfalls near the temple’s complex attract more tourists with its serene ambiance.

Relax in the lap of nature by visiting the Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary and Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary where one can encounter wildlife that gives an awe-inspiring experience where you can foster a sense of respect and appreciation for nature and most importantly for your visit to Chittorgarh. Every sightseeing place is not just a spot of interest but a unique experience that will make you regret missing Chittorgarh on your last day in this city.

Climatic Conditions in Chittorgarh

The summer season in Chittorgarh is really hot which starts in April and lasts till July with temperatures ranging from 23°C to 43°C. Monsoon season in Chittorgarh starts in July and lasts till September characterized by average and unexpected rainfall with temperatures ranging from 20 °C – 35 °C Winter season starts during November and lasts until March with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 28°C. January in Chittorgarh is usually mild and not too harsh with a minimum temperature of 25 °C

Best time to visit Chittorgarh

October to March is the best time to visit Chittorgarh as the weather remains gentle and perfect for hassle-free sightseeing and other outdoor activities

Major Attractions in Chittorgarh

1. Jaimal and Pattas Palace – Construed with sandstones, this three-story structure stands as a symbol of the bravery of the Rajputs.

2. Gaumukh Reservoir - it is a sacred deep tank fed by a spring. When the spring emerges from a rock formation, it resembles Gaumukh known as ‘cow’s mouth’.

3. Samidheshwar Temple – A fine example of India’s medieval temple architecture - the Samidheshwar temple that houses three facesed idols of Lord Shiva.

4. Tulja Bhawani Temple – A beautiful well known for its beautiful architecture and artwork on the walls that is done with utmost precision.

5. Fateh Prakash Palace (Government Museum) - Built in Rajput architectural style, this palace houses a vast collection of wood crafts, post-medieval statues and weapons such as knives axes and ancient shields.


1. Which airport is near to Chittorgarh?

Udaipur airport is the nearest to Chittorgarh

2. What is the famous festival in Chittorgarh?

The Jauhar Mela, Rang Teras tribal fair, and Meera Mahotsav are very famous in Chittorgarh.

3. How big is Chittorgarh fort?

Chittorgarh Fort spans over 700 acres

4. What are the luxury hotels in Chittorgarh?

Fort Begu, Hotel Solista, Bhainsrorgarh Fort Hotel and Bassi Fort are the top luxury hotels in Chittorgarh

5. Why Visit Chittorgarh?

One should visit Chittorgarh to witness the pride of Rajasthan that is exposed through forts, palaces and other outstanding monuments.

Things to do in Rajasthan


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