Chittorgarh, also called Chittaur, from the 7th century to the 16th, was the capital of Mewar under the Rajputs. Chittaur evokes memories of great heroism and sacrifice by Rajput men and women in the intermittent battles that they had to fight against invaders from Northwest or Delhi. Chittaur witnessed both the ravages of war and the triumphs of the spirit. Allaudin Khilji who coveted Queen Padmini of Chittaur, invaded the city in 1303 A.D. Queen Padmini and the women of the court sacrificed themselves in a pyre of fire rather than submit to anybody. This supreme sacrifice has been called 'Jauhar' and epitomises the fiery spirit of the Rajputs of the day. The city stands strewn with monuments and battlements as evidence of the blood and gore that it went through in medieval times. Chittorgarh in Rajasthan is a popular tourist place. Tourist attractions in Chittorgarh are plenty in numbers. Most of these tourist attracts reflect the past glory of Rajasthan and make the tours thoroughly enjoyable for the tourists.
Air: The nearest airport is Udaipur (Dabok Airport). The airport is located 70 kilometers from Chittorgarh and linked by daily Air Service from New Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
Train: Chittorgarh railway station is a busy junction of western indian railways. It has direct rail links with all major north Indian cities including Mumabi, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Udaipur, Jaipur and Kota.
Road: Chittorgarh is well connected to all parts of India by roads. The Golden Quardilateral Road Project and North-South-East-West corridor expressways passes through Chittorgarh City. The bus stand (bus depot) of Chittorgarh is located in the mid of old and new city. There are good bus services (Private as well as government) available for Delhi, Mumbai, Ahamadbad, Ajmer, Bundi, Kota, Udaipur and other major cities.
Chittorgarh being one of the most popular places in Rajasthan also has its share of these bazaars. In fact, the bazaars in Chittorgarh are an integral part of the tours to Chittorgarh. They provide a unique shopping experience to the tourists. The bazaars in Chittorgarh are great places to buy a number of gifts for your near and dear ones. The markets in Chittorgarh offers a variety of items like akola printed fabrics, multicolored leather jutis and variety of jewelries. Each of these items is exquisitely found in this part of the world. They have their unique appeal to the tourists. For instance, the akola printed fabrics are made by making use of vegetable dyes. The multicolored leather jutis are beautiful shoes made of camel leather. These shoes are truly beautiful as they are decorated with stunning embroidery. Some of the main bazaars are:
Sadar Bazaar: Sadar Bazaar holds an important place owing to the huge number of shops lining up the market. Flocked by tourists both from different parts of India and of the world, Sadar Bazaar makes a wonderful display of Rajasthani goods and items. Sadar Bazaar of Chittorgarh reflects the age old tradition and culture of Rajasthan. Some of the most popular items found in the shops of Sadar Bazaar include fabrics, works of camel leather, metal wares, jewelry, toys and the like. One of the best buys of Sada Bazaar is 'jutis' which are made from camel leather. Intricate embroidered works make these unique Rajasthani items extremely beautiful and attractive. Another popular items bought in the shops of Sadar Bazaar are Thewa jewelry which mainly attract the attention of the women tourists. Beautifully carved Thewa jewelry is found in almost all the shops of Sadar Bazaar.
Rana Sanga Market: Rana Sanga Market, which is known for selling exquisite Rajasthani items, is a major shopping area of the city. A huge variety of products are available in the shops of Rana Sanga Market. The different items and products found at Rana Sanga Market are hardly found in other parts of India. The wooden toys which come from Bassi Village are one of the best buys from the Rana Sanga Market. The wooden toys are made more attractive when they are painted with colors.
Chittorgarh Fort Road Market: Chittorgarh Fort Market is a thriving shopping area of this city. It is visited by a large number of tourists both from India and from various parts of the world. There are numerous shops dotting this market area. The shops make a wide display of their spectacular collection of both traditional and contemporary Rajasthani goods and items. Two of the most popular items sold in the shops of Fort Road Market are metal ware and fabrics. The Akola fabrics in general are sold like hot cakes in this market. These beautiful fabrics are made by using vegetable dyes. The products of Akola fabrics are preferred mainly by foreign tourists.
Asirwad Dinning Hall: Address- Station RD, chittorgarh ho, Chittorgarh – 312001, Rajasthan. Call- +(91)-9414110110 | 9829520210
Chandal Restaurant: Address- Sadar Bazar, chittorgarh ho, Chittorgarh – 312001, Rajasthan. Call- +(91)-(1472)-245021
D.C Hotel & Restaurant: Address- Sadar Bazar, chittorgarh ho, Chittorgarh – 312001, Rajasthan. Call- +(91)-9784494925 / 9460057425
Bajrang Bhojnalaya: Address-Front Of Road Bus Stand, Chittorgarh – 312001, Rajasthan. Call- +(91)-(1472)-245293
Balaji Restaurant: Address- Meera Circle Sbbj K Samne, Mandfiya, Chittorgarh – 312024, Rajasthan. Call- +(91)-9784992152
Bhavneet Restaurant: Address- Uadaipur Road, Old Chungi Naka, Chittorgarh – 312001, Rajasthan. Call- +(91)-9413895933
Bherunath Bhojnalaya: Address- Udaipur Road Mangalwar, Mangalwar, Chittorgarh – 312024, Rajasthan. Call-+(91)-9783408440
Bherunath Dal Bati : Address- Main Road Shambhu Pura, Chittorgarh Ho, Chittorgarh – 312001, Rajasthan. Call- +(91)-9799633744
Bherunath Restaurant : Address- Sanwliya Complex, Mandfiya, Chittorgarh – 312024, Rajasthan. Call- +(91)-9461141284
Bombay Restaurant : Address- Clock Tower, Bus Stand Road, Barisadari, Chittorgarh – 312403, Rajasthan. Call- +(91)-9413895274
Gorvdhan Coffee House Bhojanalaya : Address- Gordhan Bus Stand K Samne, Mandfiya, Chittorgarh – 312024, Rajasthan. Call- +(91)-9929267087
Harish Restaurant : Address- Meera Nagar, Lodha Complex, Collectory Chauraha, Chittorgarh Ho, Chittorgarh – 312001, Rajasthan Call- +(91)-9610004241