Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan at a Glance

About Chittorgarh District :

Located in the southern region of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh district is known for its Rajputana pride and chivalry. The district is located between 23° 32′ and 25° 13′ N and between 74° 12′ and 75° 49′ E and is spread across an area of 10,856 sq km. It covers approximately 3.17 percent of the total area of the State. The average height of the district above sea level is around 487 m.

The Aravalli ranges spread all over the district. The plains are very fertile. The western part of the district forms part of the Mewar plain irregular, dissected and drained by the river Berach and its tributaries, Gambhiri and Wagon, the ferra in slopes generally towards the east and north east.The western part of the district exposes the oldest rocks comprising states, phyllites, mica schists which interculacated bands of dolomites,quartize and igmatites belonging aravalli deposits back to over 2500 million years. These rocks have been intruded by the berach granite.These were later eroded and leveled before the sedimentation of vindhyan rocks commenced about 1400 million years ago under shallow water condition proceeds by volcanic activity as evident by the andestficlara follows in the kharmalia area. The vindhyan rocks of this area forms part of the great vindhyan basin extending from Rohbas in Bihar to Chittorgarh.The district is endorsed with mineral resources. The minerals included barytes, china clay, limestone, sand stone, ochre’s

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Chittorgarh Fort: 

Chittorgarh fort is the largest fort of the Asian sub-continent and is housed in the city of Chittorgarh.  The fort is also famous by the name of Chittor. It served as the capital of Mewar during ancient times. The fort is located on a hill-top 180 m above sea level and is spread in an area of 280 hectares. The total height of the fort above sea level is around 609 m.

Guhilots ruled the fort initially but Sisodia clan ruled on the fort after that and ruled the place for more than eight centuries. In 1567 AD, Akbar attacked the fort and conquered it.

It is the largest fort of the country and is a famous tourist spot.

Vijaya Stambh:

Built by Maharana Kumbha, Vijay Stambh is a nine-storey tower located inside the premises of Chittorgarh fort. It was built in order to commemorate the victory of Rajputs over Muslim ruler Allaudin Khilji in 1440 AD. The tower has a height of 37 m. Vijay Stambh is one of the famous tourist places of the city because of the picturesque view one gets from the top of the tower.

Kirti Stambh: 

Kirti Stambh was constructed in the 12th century AD inside the premises of Chittorgarh fort. The tower is 22 m in height and is a seven-storeyed tower with the sculptures of Adinath. Kirti Stambh is older than Vijay Stambh and is another attraction for the tourists who visit Chittorgarh.

Rani Padmini’s Palace: 

The Rani Padmini palace was once the residence of Rani Padmini. Its rich architectural design and association with rich Rajputana heritage make the place a treat for the tourists. A lotus pond is built in the palace as well which further beautifies the interior of the palace.

Rana Kumbha Palace: 

Built in the 15thcentury, Rana Kumbha palace was the royal residence of Rana Kumbha.It was built with an artistic architecture and design. Maharana Uday Singh, the founder of Udaipur, was born in this palace. The palace is of historical importance as Rani Padmini had performed Jauhar in this palaceat the time of battle against Allaudin Khilji. The place is popular among tourists because of the Lord Shiva temple as well which is quite close to the palace.

Shri Sanwariaji Temple:

There is a town in Chittorgarh district named Mandaphia which is located at a distance of around 40 km from Chittorgarh city. It houses the beautiful Sanwariaji temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and the idol in the temple is also referred to as ShriSanwaria Seth, another name for Lord Krishna.

Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary:

Another very famous tourist place for the visitors in Chittorgarh district is the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary which is located at a distance of 5 km from the main city. The sanctuary is spread across more than 50 sq km and houses species of panthers, antelopes, mongoose, wild boars, etc. There are a lot of species of migratory birds which reside in this sanctuary as well. No one is allowed to enter the sanctuary without the permission of the District Forest Officer.


Nagri is the town which was built under the rule of Maurya Dynasty in Rajasthan. It is situated at the banks of River Berach. Previously, the town was known by the name of Madhyamika. The place was occupied by people of Hindu and Buddhist communities. The inscriptions and the ancient objects found at this place indicate the same.


Located in Chittorgarh district, Barolo is a small town near Rawatbhata. The town houses a number of ancient temples of Babaroli and has a historical importance.


Menal is also known as Mini Khajuraho and is famous for its temples. The place also houses beautiful forests and waterfalls. It is located on theChittorgarh-Bundi Highway and serves as a picnic spot.

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