Chittaurgarh - the land of romance and valor, is an old city extending the
tradition of Rajasthan. It is not just another ruined citadel, it is a symbol of
bravery in Rajasthan. Chittaurgarh was invaded three times and on each occasion,
the ritual of 'Jauhar' which involved throwing oneself into raging fire or a
well as the case may be, to be spared humiliation at the hands of the enemy,
was performed. It is surrounded by Kota in the east and Mandsaur district of
Madhya Pradesh and Banswara in the South-West, Udaipur and Rajsamand in the west
and Bhilwara and Bundin in the north.
Reasons to visit
We welcome you to the most exciting tourist attractions and travel destinations which are
given below. We take into notice each and every details about recreation, entertainment,
adventure and relaxation. By looking at the things to do in city one can see if that spot
offers romance, family fun, sightseeing or adventure. Drill down into the tourist
attractions below to find out more about each place and see how the local customs create a
A standing sentinel to the courage and valor of
Chittaurgarh, it stands tall over a 180 meter high hillock covering a massive
area of 700 acres. The fort is believed to have been built by the Maurya rulers
in 7th century AD. It is believed to be constructed by later Mauryan rulers in
7th century A.D. this fort is located on a 180 m high hill and covers an area
of 700 acres. It has a distinct Rajput character and owns many architectural
Kirti Stambh is a seven-storied structure with a cramped
stairway of 54 steps. 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.
The most imposing structure within the Chittaurgarh Fort is
the Vijay Stambh. This tower can even be seen from the town which is located
below the fort. This exemplary piece of architecture stands on a pedestal of 47
square feet and 10 feet high while the tower alone stands at a height of 122
feet and is 30 feet wide at the base. There are 157 steps and the stairs are
circular. It is believed that the tower took 10 years to be completed.
The Sammidheshwara Temple is near this tower. Gaumukh reservoir and the palace
of Queen Padmini are important spots to the south of the Rana Kumbha Palace.
According to legend Ala-ud-din Khilji - the Sultan of Delhi was allowed to see
the reflection of Queen Padmini in this palace. A big water reservoir with water
gushing out of a rock shaped in the form of cow’s mouth called ‘ Gaumukh’ is
close to the opening of the cave where Rani Padmini and the other women are
believed to have performed jauhar.
Mohar Magri (Hill of gold coins)
This small structure was raised during the invasion of Chittaurgarh by Akbar in
1567. It gets the name Mohar Magri because it is believed that Emperor Akbar
paid one mohar (gold coin) for each basketful of earth placed on the mound,
since the work was very dangerous as there were brave soldiers guarding the the
ramparts from above. This mound was raised to such a height that the Mughal
cannons could be placed over it and fired inside the fort.
Chittaurgarh district is full of shopping activities.
One can purchase Indian handicraft including embroidery and jewelry items from
this district. The shops of the area also sell puppets and pottery. The main
shopping items of the district are Thewa jewelry and wooden painted toys. The
travelers can also purchase leather shoes made of camel leather.
The fair and festivals of Rajasthan reflect the life
style and people as also seen in Chittaurgarh Gangaur festival a festival of
maidens and married women it is dedicated to Gauri, a manifestation of Goddess
Parvati . It begins on the day following Holi and is celebrated for eighteen