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Vijay Stambh is victory monument located in Fort of Chittorgarh. It is a 37 meters tall tower representing victory over Mahmud Khilji. It is recently opened again for people after remaining close for a long time due to renovations. Yes, you can now visit it and reach to its top.Views from its top:
Chittorgarh is Famous for it's fort and temples. Do visit whole fort area by walking and you must enjoyed it. Some of the fort part is ruined but still if you are interested in history and past this is the best place to see. Mirabai temple is also attractive one. Do visit the jain temples as carving in marbles are remarkable. Love the story of Queen padmavati and her beauty though feel sad of her "jahur" with more than 1800 Rajput womens. From Udaipur we went to Chittorgarh fort by early morning. After visiting fort and all we left for an old Jain temple situated at Bhupalsagar(Shri kareda parshwanath - 78 among 108 parasnath ).
The fort in Chittor is reckoned among the most famous fort in India. Not only because of its gigantic structure and oldest fort in Rajasthan but also for its stands throughout many generations. It is considered as unbreakable and immiscible.
Some legends suggest that Alluladin Khalji invaded Chittor Fort to capture the beautiful queen Padmavati. It is believed that to protect themselves from the tyrant, Padmavati and other queens commited 'jauhar'. Most of the modern day historians have rejected the authencity of these legends.We didn't hire a guide this time to give us an overview of the fort. A mistake on our part ? It's of utmost importance to hire a guide to know about different parts of the fort. On the contrary, the guides are really expensive for things that you forget after a short period of time.
We didn't hire a guide this time to give us an overview of the fort. A mistake on our part ? It's of utmost importance to hire a guide to know about different parts of the fort. On the contrary, the guides are really expensive for things that you forget after a short period of time.
To be honest, since I watched Padmavat, Chittor Fort was stuck in my head. After some googling, the Fort stories fascinated me, although the Real fort were more intriguing. I covered the fort in one day to and fro from Udaipur. The highway from Udaipur to Chittorgarh is butter for wheels. It takes around 2 to 3 hrs to reach according to your stops. The crowd was at minimal, so the view was more easily accessible. The fort is massive, historic and complex.
Bus droped me at Chittorgarh RSRTC Bus Station, Kidwai Nagar. Shared auto run from here to fort and take only INR 20-30.Please note that the fort is very large, so I would advice to take a bike on rent. There are many places to visit and take more than 5 hours. I am listing, only those I visited (I walked nearly 13km that day)
We hired a cab for Chittorgarh. It is 90 km far from Udaipur. Cab rent was ₹2500. Guide fees at Chittorgarh ₹300. Chittorgarh entry fee is ₹60.It takes 3 hours to see major parts of the fort. It has an interesting history from the time of Chandragupta Morya till 16th century.Around 5pm we returned to Udaipur. We had dinner at Hotel Trident which is 7-8 km far from our stay "Raas Leela". Cost for 2N: ₹8000
1. Chittorgarh fort – It is one of the largest forts in India and a UNESCO world heritage site. This fort has survived many battles and its history is worth knowing. A visit to the fort is recommended to feel the courage and valor of the Rajput warriors.
We checked out early and took the cab for highway for Chittorgarh fort. We had plan to board the night train to Delhi from Chittorgarh station and had enough time to cover the fort. Some of the shots are here :
Day 5, 4 pm - Our next stop was Chittorgarh Fort, which is said to be the largest fort in India. Unlike the Kumbhalgarh Fort, the Chittorgarh Fort resembled a town that was surrounded by walls and guarded by gigantic doors. This fort is a drive-thru fort, meaning, you can drive around in your car. You should take a local guide as the navigation can be tricky.