One day trip to Chittorgarh can be a rewarding experience assuming you are looking for a fast getaway. Once the capital of Mewar, Chittorgarh is a laid-back city that continues on ahead discreetly.
The city of Chittod-Garh has always fascinated me. Its main attraction, the Chittorgarh Fort was implicit in the 5th century and is a marvel in itself. Assuming you find yourself in Chittorgarh for a day, my blog will help you understand and plan your day in a productive manner.
On a Day Trip to Chittorgarh, what should you do?
Spread across 700 acres and the outskirts of 13 km, the Chittorgarh Fort is the main highlight of the City. This fort has a total of 84 water bodies and 112 temples. One enters the fort from the rear and gets just entranced by looking at its humongous construction.
As a traveler, we have the option to either cover the fort by walking or visit the various locales in our personal or recruited vehicles comfortably. The tales of valor and the legends will undoubtedly leave you craving for additional.
This was the primary spot we visited on our extended road trip to Rajasthan. Here are the things I would recommend doing on a one day trip to Chittorgarh:
- Experience the grandeur of Chittorgarh Fort
It is called one of the largest forts in India and the third-largest in Asia. Although for the most part dilapidated, it actually stands tall and strong. It was exposed to incalculable attacks (27) and put under attack threefold, yet couldn’t be denied its brilliance.
The kind of military planning and strategic understanding moved by the great rulers and warriors of those times are both praiseworthy and worth noticing.
- Visit the Temples and Palaces in Chittorgarh Fort
The Chittor Fort Complex is enormous. The most noticeable temples I would recommend paying extra attention to are Kalika Mata Temple, Jain Temple, and Meera Temple.
Some of the most impeccable ones are:
- Kirti Stambh
- Vijay Satambh
- Padmini Palace
- Rana Kumbha Palace
- Immerse in the History of Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh has such a lot of history attached to it. As we walked through the ruins and designs of the fort with our Government Approved guide, a strange feeling of belonging sneaked in.
Here 16000 brave females (both youthful and old) driven by legendary sovereign Padmini massed self-immolation (Jauhar) in 1303 to escape irreverence and atrocities at the hands of Alauddin Khilji and his soldiers.
Marital home to Meera Bai, a Rajput princess and dedicated supporter of Lord Krishna, the fort of Chittor stands testimony to her devotion. Her home and place of love force your imagination to travel back on schedule and remember the tranquillity that encompassed the place. Although all the idols all through the fort have been partially or totally obliterated by the invaders, the fort actually commands regard and retains its brilliance.
- Experience the Amazing Light and Sound Show
Assuming you are planning to stay the night in Chittorgarh Fort, I would suggest the Sound and Light show for sure. Taking place at the Kumbha Palace, the show is an enriching experience that gives you goosebumps and inspires feelings of pride.
Timings: 7-8 pm
Entry Fee: 100 INR (Adults); 50 INR (kids)
Location: Kumbha Palace
- Witness the Setting Sun from the Chittorgarh Fort
One of the best experiences to have at Chittorgarh is witnessing the sunset from the Fort. Looking at the outline of the overpowering fort with the setting sun in the backdrop is an experience that can not be communicated in simple words. Check out more about chittod ka kila ( चित्तौड़ का किला ) in detail.
- Enjoy some lip-smacking Food in Chittorgarh
Being the foodie I am, here are some personal suggestions for places with lip-smacking food options that I have attempted and loved.
Breakfast – Nandan Palace( Hotel ) It is Opposite of Railway Station)
Dinner – Lodging Bhairav Palace is a bit far away from the city (31km), however, the food merits the drive. Simply make sure to declare your tolerance levels to flavors and chilies, for Mewar is notorious for ultra-hot food.
Some Important Things to Carry For Chittorgarh’s Day Trip
As I have repeatedly mentioned in my blog above, Chittorgarh is immense. Assuming you plan on covering the majority of architectural monuments here, I would recommend you carry the following things:
- Comfortable Shoes – Exploring the Chittorgarh Fort Complex involves some walking, so I would recommend you wear some comfortable footwear to assist you with that.
- Water Bottle – Carry a water bottle as staying hydrated is always the need.
- Hat/Cap – The sun can be harsh during the daytime, therefore, carrying a hat or a cap is always really smart
- Sunglasses – Another should carry to Chittorgarh are great quality sunglasses, to safeguard your eyes from heat and sunlight.
- Sunscreen Lotion – Apply and carry a decent sunscreen lotion for your skin.
- Camera – If you are a person interested in photography, not carrying a camera to this place would be a sin.
- Small Bag-Carry a small bag to accommodate all the other things I mentioned in the rundown.
Thus, plan your one-day trip to Chittorgarh soon and prepare to be entranced by the beautiful architecture and mind-blowing history. Also, check out other tourist places in India.