The state of Rajasthan is culturally rich and has great historical importance. Chittorgarh is one of the popular destinations for tourist travel in Rajasthan. Chittorgarh city lies on the banks of Rivers Berach and Gambini. One of the significant landmarks in the city is the Chittorgarh fort. Once ruled by the Sisodia dynasty of Mewar, Chittorgarh is reminiscent of the brave kings who ruled this kingdom.
The fort of Chittorgarh was home to a fiercely independent clan of kings who fought off three invasions. Three times the women of Chittorgarh fort committed Johar. Some of the famous warriors of Chittorgarh include Jaimal, Phata, Badal and Gora who put up a tough battle against invaders such as Allaudin Khilji and the Mughals.
The wildlife sanctuary of Bassi is situated at a distance of 5kms from the Chittorgarh. This sanctuary, which sprawls over 50 sq km, is home to panthers, mongoose, wild boars and migratory birds. There are some other places of interest such as the Kalika Mata Temple, the Vijay Stambh, the Kirti Stambh, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace etc.
Chittorgarh is well connected to the rest of India by the Golden Quadrilateral highway system which passes through the city. The city of Chittorgarh lies by the NH 76 and 79. The state roadways have a regular bus service which can be used to reach Chittorgarh. The nearest railhead to the city of Chittorgarh is the Chittorgarh Railway Station. The nearest airport is Udaipur which is situated at a distance of 70 km from Chittorgarh.