The town of Chittorgarh still repeats with the stories of valour and sacrifice of its past heroes. This historic town that is spread over 8- mile long hill has been one of the most severely contested seats of power in Indian history. Ravaged thrice, this town also has been a witness to some of the goriest battles ever documented.
Alauddin Khilji was the first to attack Chittorgarh in 1300 A.D. Legend has it that he was fascinated by the beauty of the Rani Padmini and was overcome by an overpowering wish to possess her. But the noble queen chose death over dishonour and committed Jauhar along with other women.
Bahadur Shah led a second attack on Chittorgarh in 1513 A.D. directly followed by Emperor Akbar who reduced the town to stones. But the soul of bravery and sacrifice shown by the heroic people of Chittorgarh on each occasion still echoes among the ruins. A holiday to this town of the brave will be the knowledge of a lifetime. The correct time to visit Chittorgarh is from Oct to March.
Certain few famous tourist attractions you could visit when you travel to Chittorgarh are itemized below.
Road: Roads connect Chittorgarh to some major cities like Udaipur, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Ahmedabad. Bus and taxi services are simply available to many major locations.
Rail: Regular trains link Chittorgarh to cities like Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur.
Air: The nearest airport to Chittorgarh is at Udaipur, which is 115 km away. The airport has regular flights to Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and Bangalore.
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