Chittorgarh (also Chittor,
Chittaur, or Chittaurgarh)
is a city and a municipality in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the
Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and is the administrative headquarters of
Chittorgarh District and a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs
Fiercely independent, the fort of
Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely and thrice
Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and
later by Rani Karnavati. Chittorgarh
is home to the Chittorgarh Fort the largest fort in India. Its population was approximately
96,000 in 2001.
Chittorgarh is well connected to the major cities of India by land,
rail and air.
The completed Golden Quadrilateral highway system will pass through
Chittorgarh, connecting it to much of the rest of India. Also crossing the
East West Corridor (Express Highway). The
Chittorgarh is situated at National Highway No. 76 & 79, both the Highways
are crossing at Chittorgarh
It is well connected with Jaipur,
Jodhpur, Indore Junction MG, Indore Junction BG, Indore Mhow, Ujjain,
Ratlam, Nagda Junction, Ajmer and Fatehabad
by many metre gauge trains. The town still lacks connectivity to Ahemdabad, Bhopal,
Ajmer, Jabalpur and Nagpur, so in order to catch trains for further
cities one has to reach either Kota,
Nagda or Ratlam.
A Broad Gauge railway line connects Ajmer,
Delhi, Bharatpur, Agra, Gwalior, Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad,
Patna, Kolkata, Chittorgarh,
Udaipur, Ratlam, Vadodara, Surat, and Mumbai passes through the district.
airport is at Udaipur
(100 km) takes approx 2 hrs by road. International Airport Nearest -
New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad.
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