In Kumbha’s time the kingdom of Mewar spread from Ranthambore to Gwalior, including vast tracts of present-day Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Mewar’s rulers became patrons of all that was best in Indian martial and fine arts, architecture, and learning. Of the 84 fort defending Mewar, 32 were designed and built by Rana Kumbha. Of these, Kumbhalgarh with its 36-kilometer long wall and soaring towers is the most impressive. Kumbhalgarh stands on the site of an ancient citadel dating back to the second century AD belonging to a Jain descendant of India’s Mauryan emperors. It defined the boundaries between Mewar and Marwar and became a refuge for Mewar’s rulers in times of strife. Its steel gray ramparts encircle the fertile Shero Mallah Valley, with ancient monuments cenotaphs, ponds and flourishing farms. Kumbhalgarh fell only once in its history, to the combined forces of Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber, and Raja Udai Singh of Amber, and Raja Udai Singh of Marwar.
Chittorgarh was founded by Bappa Rawal and is famous for its huge fort & interesting history.
How to reach Chittorgarh
Air: Nearest Airport Dabok Airport, Udaipur 90 Kms
Rail: The Jaipur Express departs from Chittorgarh at 5:50 AM & arrives at Jaipur at 1:45 AM, The Ahmedabad Express leaves at 2 PM & reaches Ahmedabad at 4:20 AM
Road: There are regular express buses to major destinations like new Delhi, Ajmer, Jaipur & Udaipur
Distance Chart of major cities
Chittorgarh – New Delhi 583 Kms
Chittorgarh – Mumbai 928 Kms
Chittorgarh – Jaipur 322 Kms
Chittorgarh – Udaipur 112 Kms
Chittorgarh – Jodhpur 372 Kms
Chittorgarh – Jaisalmer 657 Kms
Places to Visit
The Major attraction is the fort & its towers & temples like Kalikamata Temple,
Vijay Stambh – the victory tower, Kirtistambh – the tower of pride, and the Padmini Mahal.
The fort has a historical importance & is known as the pride of Rajputs. The huge fort is located on the top of a 180m high Hill, it covers an area of 240 hectares. There are seven different gates between the road.
The nine storied tower is known as Vijay Stambh or Victory Tower. The tower has a wonderful view of the city. It was built in 1440 by Maharana Kumbha when hed defeated Mohamed Khilji.
The tower of fame is 22 m high & has 7 stories, it was built in 12th century by a very rich Jain businessman.
The other interesting places are Padmini Palaace, where Ala-ud-din saw the reflection of the beautiful queen Padmini.
Kalika Mata Temple:
The was built in 8th century for Sun, and now since 14th century it is dedicated to Kalika Mata.
Here the famous Meera Bai worshiped Lord Krishana.
There are so many temples, palaces, gardens & Kunds (water tanks) in the fort. The major attraction is the massive fort. To visit the fort you don’t have to stay at Chittorgarh, It can be covered in 1 day while your stay at Udaipur.
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