Chittorgarh, the name in itself explains the royalty of the place. When it comes to traveling, no one would want to miss such a city with all the beautifully architectured forts, lakes, temples, palaces and what not? Once in Chittorgarh, you would probably mistake yourself as a royal personality. The city has such a vast history and monuments to see. It would nearly take a week or even more than that to visit the city and have a detailed look at all the tourist adventures. Now that you all are too excited to know about Chittorgarh, you probably would be wanting to know the places to visit i.e. the tourist attractions. Here is the detailed information of every monument and place that you need to visit.
1. Chittorgarh Fort
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Most important part or say, the heart of the city is the Chittorgarh Fort. One must visit the place because of the forts, palaces, museums and market it holds within its reach of 691.9 acres. Chittorgarh Fort is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2003. It takes more than a week to experience and adore the beauty of this fort. The night view of Chittorgarh Fort can be a long lasting memory for any viewer.
2. Menal WaterFall
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This beautiful waterfall is one of the major tourist attractions in Menal, Rajasthan. Menal is just at 90 km from Chittorgarh. What attracts the tourists about this waterfall is its V-shaped flow of water from a height of 150 feet. The falling water, in between the months of July and mid-September i.e. in rainy season, makes such a soothing yet loud sound that it can be heard from a long distance.
3. Bhainsrorgarh Fort
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The city view from this three storey royal hotel will take your breath away. No wonder city life in Rajasthan is beautiful but how about the view of shimmering Chambal river under the same city lights? Bhainsrorgarh Fort is tourists first priority when it comes to stay not only because it provides them a royal stay but also for the delicious meal cooked in the royal kitchen.
Earlier, the village was under the rule of Gupta and Mauryan rulers and was named Madhyamika. It is situated at a distance of 18 km northwards from Chittorgarh. This beautiful historical village is situated on the bank of river Bairach. During long excavations, historical coins from Mauryan reign were found. Other facts revealed about the place were mostly about its association with Hindu and Buddhist culture. A stupa, decorated with terracotta tiles was also found during excavation.
5. Temples Of Baroli – Rawatbhata
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The complex of 8 temples is also known as Badoli temples. It is situated in the Badoli district in Rawatbhata town of Chittorgarh. An additional temple is also situated at a distance of 1 km from the complex. These temples are build in Gurjar parihar style. These temples are a great attraction for art lovers. Because of the perfect carvings on the stones, the art is more clear and understandable. One can spend hours watching them and spending time engrossed in the serenity of these.
6. Sanwaliya Ji temple
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This temple is known for dark Krishna and is situated at Chittorgarh-Udaipur highway. The story behind this temple revolves around the dream of a common man who lived there in the 18th century. The temple was established on the long found statue of lord Krishna. One has to be very precise with the timings of the temple for Aarti and darshan. The holiness of the temple is shown by the number of devotees visiting the temple each year during vacations.
7. Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary
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This is not just an ordinary wildlife sanctuary but also a place of great historical and mythological importance. The wildlife sanctuary is not only a house to migratory birds and endangered species of animals but is also the birthplace of Luv and Kush. The name Sita Mata is given to the sanctuary because of Valmiki ashram situated in it, where Sita Mata stayed during her pregnancy. This place attracts nature as well as mythology lovers.