Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan is India’s one of the largest forts. Mainly the Chittorgarh Fort is famous for its architectural water reservoirs and the beautiful attractions around it. This beautiful fort is home to Sisodia clan of Rajputs and this fort is a symbol of bravery and sacrifice because many women sacrificed their lives. In Chittorgarh, this fort is a must-visit place.

And experiencing Chittorgarh Fort through Palace on Wheels is another great thing, traveling in a luxurious mood. In 7 nights itinerary of Palace on Wheels train, you can catch the Chittorgarh destination.

However, you will experience a unique travel experience with the Palace on Wheels to Chittorgarh.

Experience with Palace on Wheels:

By the afternoon, Palace on Wheels train will reach to the Chittorgarh and then you can leave your board and then move to sight tour of Chittorgarh Fort.

History of Chittorgarh Fort:

Chittorgarh Fort is known for its great history and sacrifice of many lives. Totally, this fort was the place for three major battles. At the first time, Ala-Ud-Din Khilji impressed with the beauty of Rani Padmavati he conquered the fort but the queen and his children committed to suicide.

In the 15th century Rana Kumbha conquered the fort over Mahmud Khilji, means fort into the hands of Rajputs again. But in the year 1535, Bahadur Shah attacked the fort and this time also many women and Rajput soldiers committed suicide. Finally, in the 16th century, the fort was conquered by the great king of Mughal Empire Akbar. Due to these reasons, Chittorgarh Fort is known for bravery, recovery, and sacrifice.

Attractions of Chittorgarh Fort:

The aerial view of the Chittorgarh Fort beside a high hill and beautiful Berach river is watchable. The major attraction of the Chittorgarh Fort means its architectural styles with beautiful carvings and imposing structures and walls. Mainly the gateways of Chittorgarh Fort are major attractions which were built by Maurya rulers.

The most popular gateways are Pada Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ram Pol, and Bhairon Pol. Here if you observe, the gateways of Chittorgarh is spotted with iron spikes. And the fort comprises beautiful palaces, temples, and many ancient ruined things. The major architectural attractive palaces of Chittorgarh are Rana Kumbha, Padmini’s and Fateh Prakash Palaces. These two palaces are known for the brilliance of Rajput architectural styles.

And the famous temples of Chittorgarh Fort are the Jain temple, Kalika Mata temple, Sammidheshwara temple, Neelkanth Mahadev temple, Kumbha Shyam temple, and Meerabai temple. These ancient temples are worthy to visit and enthrall the beautiful carvings and intricate designs of many worship deities.

The two most prominent towers, Vijay Stambha and Kirti tambha. The massive Vijay Stambha is a symbol of the moment over the victory of Mahmud Shah Khilji by Rana Kumbha. The Kirti Stambha, built by a Jain merchant Bagherwal and dedicated it to the first Jain Tirthankara Adinath. This tower is a fine example of Jain sculptures.

However, visiting Chittorgarh Fort is a must-do thing in Chittorgarh to experience the rivalry fields in the forts, ruins of monuments during the wars, and the memories of many royal women who sacrificed their lives not to live under any other reign.

After experiencing the attractions of Chittorgarh Fort, have an evening tea at the cafeteria of Chittorgarh Fort besides a beautiful light and sound show. And then return back to Palace on Wheels and have a royal dinner at hotel Panna with a cultural show. Finally, again get back to your Palace on Wheels train coaches for a good sleep and the journey will move to next end. 

Published by Kristin Perry