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Plan a Memorable Trip to Chittorgarh Fort and Explore The Nearby Places

Chittorgarh is a popular destination in Rajasthan and after the movie Padmavat was released, even the people who were not much aware of the place, know it well, right? Perched at the southeastern corner of the state of Rajasthan, this is a city where you can find ancient buildings, rich culture and heritage, and folktales that will never die. Chittorgarh was once the capital of Mewar and is still remembered for the battles, especially with Allah-ud-din-Khilji. 

If you are planning a trip to Chittorgarh, you are surely going to have an awesome time and will also gain a lot of knowledge about the history and culture of the land. You will come across several temples, palaces, and forts, which will certainly take you to the pages of your history book. If you are already getting excited about the trip, let us take a look at the places to visit in Chittorgarh that you can cover.

9 Places to Visit near Chittorgarh

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1. Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort

The history of Chittorgarh Fort is quite fascinating as it takes us back to the time when Queen Padmavati with the other ladies in the kingdom performed Jauhar. The fort was built by Chitrangada Mori, a local Mori Rajput. The top attractions in Chittorgarh Fort are Kirti Stambh and Vijay Stambh, which are also called memorial towers. Chittorgarh Fort is also called Water Fort. You can find palaces inside the fort along with towers as well as temples. All these cover an area of 700 acres of land. The best time to travel to Chittorgarh Fort is between the months of October and March. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest forts in the country. 

  • Entry fee: INR 10 per head, and INR 5 for each child
  • Timing: 9 am to 5 pm

2. Fateh Prakash Palace

This palace was named after Maharana Fateh Singh and is a true example of modern architecture. Fateh Prakash Palace has an idol of Lord Ganesha that looks absolutely divine. You will be amazed to see the one-of-a-kind wall paintings, murals, historical artifacts, and sculptures in the museum of the palace. You must visit this attraction to see the epitome of regality and elegance.

  • Entry fee: NA
  • Timing: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

3. Padmini Palace

Padmini Palace

Named after Queen Padmini, Rani Padmini Palace is situated in midst of the Chittorgarh Fort. The queen was known for her beauty and intelligence. While you visit this palace, you can get to know a lot more about the tales of her bravery.

  • Entry fee: INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children
  • Timing: 24/7

4. Meera Temple

Meera Bai Teample

You can find the striking Meera temple within the premises of Chittorgarh Fort. It is one of the most important temples in the entire state, and the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Mirabai was born in a Rajput royal family and was known for her love and devotion for Lord Krishna.

  • Entry fee: INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children
  • Timing: 6 am to 7 pm

5. Gaumukh Reservoir

This is a water tank and is one of the must-visit places in the city of Chittorgarh. Apart from being a tourist attraction, this is also a sacred place for the Hindu community. While you are here, you will be able to feed the fish in the tank. The tank is mostly popular for its architectural beauty.

  • Entry fee: INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children
  • Timing: 9.45 am to 5.15 pm

6. Sathis Deori Temple

Sathis Deori Temple

Sathis Deori Temple is one of the Hindu temples in the country that is dedicated to Jain Tirthankaras. The temple premises are known for their tranquility and you can enjoy the 11th-century architecture also. It is a great place to visit both for history lovers and religious tourists.

  • Entry fee: NA
  • Timing: 9.30 am to 6.30 pm

7. Shyama Temple

Shyama Temple

Shyama Temple is another popular temple that is dedicated to one of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Varaha. This temple too is perched at the premises of Chittorgarh Fort. Therefore, while taking a tour of the fort, you can very easily visit this temple as well. The architecture of the temple is worth witnessing because of its lofty roof and pyramidal tower. Do not forget to appreciate the intricate carvings of the figures of Gods and Goddesses here.

  • Entry fee: NA
  • Timing: 4 am to 9.15 pm

8. Maha Sati

Maha Sati

Maha Sati is a nearby destination from Chittorgarh where the rulers of Udaipur were cremated. This is also a very important place to visit near Chittorgarh as you can find a water reservoir where you can witness the gleaming sun. You can also find the Ahar Cenotaphs here with 19 chhatris commemorating 19 kings cremated here. The place houses more than 250 cenotaphs.

  • Entry fee: NA
  • Timing: 9 am to 3 pm

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9. Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary

Your Chittorgarh trip will not be complete if you do not visit Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary. There are higher chances that you may spot animals like Panther, Langur, and Mongoose here roaming around freely. Some of the popular trees that you can find here are Dhok and Saral. The sanctuary covers an area of 15000 hectares. Nature lovers are totally going to love this attraction.

  • Entry fee: INR 10 for Indians and INR 80 for foreign nationals
  • Timing: 6.30 am to 5 pm

There are several things to do and see in Chittorgarh and you will enjoy the trip thoroughly. To enjoy your trip even better, you can opt for a self-drive car rental service. Where to get it from? Well, you can get the car rental from Revv without a second thought. You can download the Revv app on your phone and check out all the cars available for car rental service.

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