If there is any place that lives through its historical tales, it’s Chittaurgarh (Chittorgarh) in Rajasthan. Located in the southern part of the state, Chittaurgarh goes back to the days of the Mahabharata. Legend has it that the powerful Pandava brother, Bhim, stomped the feet with such might that a depression was caused that finally ended up as a water body. In the course of time, Chittaurgarh has been the site of many battles won and lost. You can see the relics and dilapidated remains of monuments and forts.
The Chittaurgarh Fort is the premiere tourist destination. The fort was erected by Bappa Rawal of Sisodia. The fort was the seat of several combats that are recorded in the history books. There is the magnificent Vijaya Stambh, a memorial erected to commemorate the brave and the courageous. The Kirti Stambh, a testimonial to the achievement of mankind, is another key point on the tourist map. The famous Rani Padmini had a palace here that still stands in all its finery. There is a shrine dedicated to the memory of the admirer of Lord Krishna, Meera Bai. When you are at Chittaurgarh, you have many options to pack up the days you had allotted to this city.
The temple of Kalika Mata is another favorite of the tourists. Other places in Chittaurgarh that you can visit include the Government Museum, the Singar Chauri, the Mati Kundiya and the Mohar Magri. The Tulja Bhawani shrine is also very popular. If you thought that Chittaurgarh is resplendent only in history, you are far from correct. Zoologists can find as much fodder in Chittaurgarh as historians. The Bhainsrorgarh Wildlife Park is one of the several wildlife sanctuaries located here.
Chittaurgarh is also a shopper’s delight! You can buy plenty of handcrafted items carved out of wood from Bassi. Some famous markets form popular shopping hubs in areas like Fort Road Market, Station Circle and Sadar Bazaar.