A Travel Guide to Chittorgarh Fort

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The Chittor Fort or Chittorgarh is one of the largest forts in India. It, along with the Kumbhalgarh Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort was the capital of Mewar and is located in the present-day town of Chittor.

In this blog, I will take you to the journey of this majestic fort.

The fort area is open to public 24*7, but to visit some specific places within the fort compound, you will need the tickets. The tickets are available from 8 am to 6 pm and costs Rs 40/- per head.

After taking the tickets, first visit the Kumbha Palace. Take the first left turn after the ticket window, and you can see the Kumbha's Palace on your right hand side.

Kumbha's Palace

Photo of Kumbha Palace, Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India by Jaiveer Yadav

Alert- Kumbha's palace is all in ruins and it is filled with pungent smell of monkey's shit.

After exploring Kumbha's palace for some time, head to Ratan Singh Palace. In case you are wondering, it is the same Ratan Singh whose character Shahid Kapoor played in the movie Padmavat.

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This palace is on stretcher and is counting its last breaths.

Next place to explore after Ratan Singh palace Meera Temlple.

The Meera Temple is one of the most popular temples in Chittorgarh. Dedicated to Meera Bai, the temple has both historical and religious significance.

Meera,is also known as Meera Bai or Mirabai was a Hindu mystic poet of the Bhakti movement. She is a celebrated Bhakti saint, particularly in the North Indian Hindu tradition.

A visit to this temple is a must.

Photo of Meera Temple, Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India by Jaiveer Yadav

This is awesome temple with intricate carvings. Cleanliness is utmost and it is very well maintained. Sitting in the temple premises gives peace to the mind.

Head to Victory Stambh after Meera Temple.

Photo of Victory Tower, Chittorgarh Fort Village, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India by Jaiveer Yadav

Another wonderful specimen of Rajputana architecture. If you are awed by just seeing it from outside, then wait, there is a lot more to it. You can also go to the top of it by the stairs that are located inside.

Alert- Mind your head and switch on your torch.

You can also meditate inside

Photo of A Travel Guide to Chittorgarh Fort by Jaiveer Yadav
Photo of A Travel Guide to Chittorgarh Fort by Jaiveer Yadav

Once you reach at the top, you can chill out their apart from viewing the awesome aerial view of the entire fort.

Once, you are done with the Victory Stambh, explore the premises around it. There are awesome temples of different architectures amd periods.

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Do not forget to visit the pond area. This is the area from where the characteristic view of Chittorgarh Fort can be seen.

The pond area

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Characteristic view of Chittorgarh

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After that, visit the Padmini Palace. It is palace of queen Padmini, wife of Ratan Singh.

Photo of A Travel Guide to Chittorgarh Fort by Jaiveer Yadav

Then go for a round trip across the fort. There is Kirti Stambh across the other end. It is kind of copy of Victory Stambh except that you cannot go at the top of it.

Do not forget to visit the museum to know about the rich culture and heritage of brave warriors.

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