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
|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|
|Decadal Change 2001-2011||Absolute||Percentage|
|Child Population in the age group 0-6||Absolute||Percentage to total population|
|Child Sex Ratio||912||916||892|
|Scheduled Caste Population||Absolute||Percentage to total population|
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|Total Workers||Absolute||Work Participation Rate|
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|Marginal Workers ( 3 -6 months )||Absolute||Percentage to total marginal workers|
|Marginal Workers ( Less than 3 months )||Absolute||Percentage to total marginal workers|
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|Source:- Census of India – 2011|
|Human Development index (HDI)||0.527|
|Rank in Rajasthan:HDI||21|
|Total Area (Sq.KmS)||10856|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|% 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|
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.
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 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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