Tuesday, 25 June 2013

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About Chittorgarh Tourism

State: Rajasthan District: Chittorgarh
Famous for/as: Heritage Languages: Hindi
Best Season: Jan - Mar, Sep - Dec Weather: Summer 32 to 45°C,
Altitude: 394 m Winter 5 to 28°C
Pin Code: 312001 STD Code: 01472
Chittorgarh in Rajasthan is situated 115 km to the east of Udaipur and spread over an area of 700 acres. It is located beside a high hill near the Gambheri River. Chittorgarh is full of historical forts, palaces, temples and towers.

The history of Chittorgarh holds an important place in Indian history and is brimming with heroic tales of the great Rajput warriors. The origin of Chittorgarh can be found in history from the 7th century. Chittorgarh was earlier known as Chitrakut, after a local Rajput named Chitrang.

The kingdom of Chittorgarh was given as dowry to Bappa Rawal, who established the Sisodia dynasty at the time of his marriage to princess Solanki in the mid-8th century. Bappa Rawal’s descendants were the rulers of the place from the 8th to the 16th century.

The most important site of Chittorgarh is the Chittorgarh Fort. It is a patriotic emblem built in remembrance of the victory of the kingdom over Mohammed Khilji. The Tower of Victory or Vijay Stambha, as it is called, has nine floors which have carvings of Hindu gods and goddesses and stories from the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The tower is 37 metres high.

Maha Sati, a sacred place, is located at Ahar in Chittorgarh. Maha Sati is famous for its natural reservoir, Gangodbhawa Kund. According to mythology, it had been found that that a tributary of the Ganges flows underground and emerges here as Ahar River in which this Kund is originated. Hence, it is believed that this reservoir contains sacred water. Maha Sati is also known for an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The best way to get around Chittorgarh is by cycle or auto rickshaw. Rickshawallahs here, sometimes, also double up as guides.

Rajasthan is known to be a haven for shoppers and so is Chittorgarh. Tourists can buy a variety of tie and dye fabrics, silver jewellery, metal work and shoes from markets such as Rana Sanga Market, Fort Road and Sardar Bazaar.

Ganger is the prime festival celebrated in Chittorgarh, followed by other festivals like Diwali and Holi. Chittorgarh has an arid climate. The weather is quite hot in the summer season but the winters are cool and pleasant. The best time to visit Chittorgarh is from September to March.

The nearest airport to Chittorgarh is in Udaipur, 90 km away. The town is well connected to other major cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Ahmedabad and Indore by road and rail. 

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