Day 5 – Exploring Chittorgarh – Today I went to the fort. This is one of the biggest forts in India. Here the queen and other females jumped in the fire to save themselves from Khilji’s attack. Well, before I enter fort the guides bugged me like crazy but I don’t take guide service because I find them not so knowledgeable in most cases and I have also observed they give false information about many places – like a cooked up story and made up data. Anyways, remember, parking is just one time fee so keep the ticket safe at the fort. It is important to note down that there are around 15 places to see in Chittorgarh but all are in vicinity so it is good to know the sequence. I covered all by 3 O clock. Last was Jain Temple where I sat for around an hour, it was cool and calm – made of marble. In between I also ate a Samosa, fresh prepared right out of the hot oil .
Evening, I went to check the market, enjoyed one girl fighting like crazy shopkeeper and had dinner at a place that is known for Dal Bati and Ladoo. It is difficult to find this place though. Locals can help if you ask. My hotel was not so good today, wont write their name to avoid giving them free marketing and one tea was INR 80 and Indians need too many teas.
What I liked the most in Chittorgarh is the city’s pace, it is like 25 years behind time. Not in terms of development, it terms of the way people live, its still slow paced and relaxed
This is Vijay sthal at Chittorgarh