Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan at a Glance

About the District :

 

Chittorgarh, famous for its Rajput chivalry and pride, was home to ChhatariRajputs. It is believed that Chittorgarh was gifted to Bappa Rawal as a part of dowry when he married the Solanki princess in the 8th century.

BappaRawal was the founder of Sisodia dynasty. Bappa and his descendants ruled the place till the 16th century.

It is believed that Bheem, one of the Pandavas, visited this place and learnt the secrets of immortality. Once, he kicked the ground and water came out of the earth at that place. The place became a water reservoir and is presently known as Bheemlat.

 

In the 15th century, the place was ruled by Maurya Rajputs and remained a capital of Mewar till 1568 AD. The Mewars then shifted their capital to Udaipur.

The famous Chittorgarh fort was built by the Maurya rulers in the 7th century. The fort stands tall till today and is the most famous tourist attraction of the district. The fort was attacked thrice by different rulers but it didn’t lose its impregnability.

In 1303 AD, Allaudin Khilji attacked Chittorgarh because he was attracted towards Rani Padmini. Rani Padmini didn’t acceptKhilji’s offer and preferred to die and performed Johar.

In 1535 AD, Bahadur Shah attacked the place and in 1567 AD, Emperor Akbar won the battle against Maharana Pratap

 

2001 2011 Increase
No. of sub-Districts 13 5 -8
No. of Towns 8 7 -1
No. of Statutory Towns 8 6 1
No. of Census Towns 0 1 1
No. of Villages # 2395 1730 665
Total Population Absolute Percentage
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 1544338 1259074 285264 100.00
Males 783171 636415 146756 100.00
Females 761167 622659 138508 100.00
Decadal Change 2001-2011 Absolute Percentage
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 214159 166128 47940 16.10
Males 106858 83491 23224 15.80
Females 107243 82625 24790 16.40
Sex Ratio 972 978 944
Child Population in the age group 0-6 Absolute Percentage to total population
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 212507 177215 35292 13.76
Males 111120 92471 18649 14.19
Females 101387 84744 16643 13.32
Child Sex Ratio 912 916 892
Literates Absolute Percentage
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 821825 614979 206846 61.71
Males 514851 398512 116339 76.61
Females 306974 216467 90507 46.53
Scheduled Caste Population Absolute Percentage to total population
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 250224 212388 37836 16.20
Males 126748 107367 19381 16.18
Females 123476 105021 18455 16.22
Scheduled Tribe Population Absolute Percentage to total population
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 201546 192752 8794 13.05
Males 101893 97253 4640 13.01
Females 99653 95499 4154 13.09
# included un-inhabited villages
Total Workers Absolute Work Participation Rate
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 802755 700236 102519 51.98
Males 456632 377162 79470 58.31
Females 346123 323074 23049 45.47
Main Workers Absolute Percentage to total workers
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 656904 566901 90003 81.83
Males 409334 336356 72978 89.64
Females 247570 230545 17025 71.53
Marginal Workers Absolute Percentage to total workers
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 145851 133335 12516 18.17
Males 47298 40806 6492 10.36
Females 98553 92529 6024 28.47
Marginal Workers ( 3 -6 months ) Absolute Percentage to total marginal workers
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 122053 111513 10540 83.68
Males 38605 33149 5456 81.62
Females 83448 78364 5084 84.67
Marginal Workers ( Less than 3 months ) Absolute Percentage to total marginal workers
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 23798 21822 1976 16.32
Males 8693 7657 1036 18.38
Females 15105 14165 940 15.33
Total Cultiators Absolute Percentage to total workers
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 453201 445956 7245 56.46
Males 231805 227870 3935 50.76
Females 221396 218086 3310 63.96
Total Agricultural Labourers Absolute Percentage to total workers
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 123469 118296 5173 15.38
Males 47944 45657 2287 10.50
Females 75525 72639 2886 21.82
Total Household Industry Workers Absolute Percentage to total workers
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 15435 10678 4757 1.92
Males 9690 6566 3124 2.12
Females 5745 4112 1633 1.66
Total Other Workers Absolute Percentage to total workers
Total Rural Urban Total
Persons 210650 125306 85344 26.24
Males 167193 97069 70124 36.61
Females 43457 28237 15220 12.56
Source:- Census of India – 2011
CHITTORGARH
HDR 1999
Human Development index (HDI) 0.527
Rank in Rajasthan:HDI 21
2001
Total Area (Sq.KmS) 10856
ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS 2011-12
Number of ULBs 6
Number of Gram panchayat 288
Number of Panchayat Samiti 11
HOUSEHOLD STATUS (CENSUS OF INDIA) 2001
Households with access to Electricity ( % ) 58.75
Safe Drinking Water ( % ) 99.03
Toilet Facilities ( % ) 16.20
DEMOGRAPHIC & HEALTH INDICATORS (CENSUS OF INDIA & Annual Health Survey 2010-11) 2007-09
Crude Birth Rate (No.of live births Per thousand mid year population) 21.4
Crude Death Rate (No.of deaths Per thousand mid year population) 5.7
Infant Mortality rate (No. of infant deaths per thousand live births) 62
Under Five Mortality Rate (No. of under five deaths per thousand live births) 75
31.12.2011
Population Served Per Medical Institution (Annual Progress Report- DMHS) 4996
Population Served Per Bed (Annual Progress Report- DMHS) 1586
WOMEN AND CHILD 1991
Total Fertility Rate 4.41
2001
OVERALL Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) among SC Population 967
OVERALL Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) among ST Population 966
INFRASTRUCTURE / FACILITIES 31.12.2011
Area Served by Per Medical Institution (Sq. Km.) (Annual Progress Report- DMHS) 30
No. of Electrified villages (Annual Progress Report- RVVN) 2293
No. of Villages with drinking water facilities (Annual Progress Report- PHED) 1552
31.12.2011
Road (PWD) length in km. (Annual Progress Report- PWD) 3098
PER CAPITA NET DISTRICT DOMESTIC PRODUCT 2009-10
At current prices (Rs.) 34428
At Constant (2004-05) Prices (Rs.) 22565
LAND USE (AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS OF RAJASTHAN- DES) 2005-06
Average land holding (Hect.) (CENSUS of AGRICULTURE) 2.00
2009-10
% of Forest area to reporting area 16.00
% of Net Irrigated Area to Net Area Sown 43.93
% of Gross Irrigated Area to Gross Area Sown 32.82

 

Tourist Places  :

 

Location Southern Rajasthan, 112 km from Udaipur
Must Visit Fort, Vijay Stambha, Kirti Stambha, Rana-Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Meera Temple and Kumbha Shyam Temple etc.
Temperature Max 48 ºC, Min 24 ºC (summer); Max 28 ºC, Min 8 ºC (winter)
Languages Hindi, Rajasthani and Marwari
Ideal Time October to February is the ideal time to visit Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh STD Code 01472

Tourist Places

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:

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.

Barolo:

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:

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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