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Asia’s Largest Forts Chittorgarh Fort’s History Will Mesmerize You

Chittorgarh Fort
Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort Located in the city of Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, Chittorgarh Fort is one of the most famous forts in the state. Built-in the 7th century AD, Chittorgarh Fort is spread in 700 acres with a perimeter wall of 13 km. A must-visit when in the state, the fort represented the Rajput gallantry and honor and used to be the capital of Mewar rulers. The fort has seven gates and two towers, along with 65 structures for tourists to explore and experience.

One of India and Asia’s largest forts, the Chittorgarh Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has withstood three big and major Muslim invasions by Alauddin Khilji, Bahadur Shah, and Akbar. The Chittorgarh fort is open for the public throughout the week, but the museum is closed on Mondays. The best time to visit the fort would be during the months of October to March as the desert state is a lot less harsh during that period.

Rajasthan has extremely warm weather during summers so visiting the fort in summer would a little difficult. The ticket for the fort costs around INR 15 for the Indian citizens and INR 200 for the ones coming from the foreign land. For people coming from the SAARC and BIMSTEC nation, the Chittorgarh Fort ticket price is Rs 30. You can also book tickets online to avoid any wastage of time.

When visiting the fort, do not miss the traditional pieces of jewelry being sold in the market outside the fort, along with other art articles and handicraft products. The museum in the fort explains the culture, history, and heritage of the people who have lived in the fort over the centuries. So do visit that and gain knowledge about them.

How To Reach Chittorgarh Fort

The fort is approximately 300 km away from the pink city of Jaipur, 110 km away from Udaipur, and 312 km away from Jodhpur. You can choose to travel from any of these nearby cities at your convenience and choice. The nearest airport to the fort would be that of Udaipur that is Maharana Pratap Airport. The nearest railway station would be Chittorgarh Junction, which is approximately 6 km away from the fort. Another railway station is Chanderiya Railway Station, which is 11 km away from the fort.

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