Chittorgarh holds a very important place in the pages of Rajasthan’s history. Since ages this place has been a hub of Jain tradition. The influence of Jainism can be seen in different periods and ages. Over the centuries Chittorgarh has seen numerous wars and battles which has become the identity of this place.
Demographics of Chittorgarh
According to the 2011 census the demographics of the city of Chittorgarh are as follows:
Total population : 1,544,338
Area: 7882 sq km
Sex Ratio: 972
Average Literacy: 61.71%
Languages spoken: Rajasthani, Hindi, Marwari
Major religion: Hinduism
Places to see in Chittorgarh
There are number of places of historical importance in the city of Chittorgarh. Make sure to visit the below ones:
1) Chittorgarh Fort
2) Vijay Stambha
3) Bassi wild life Sanctuary
4) Rana Kumbha Palace
5) padmini’s palace
6) Ranakpur Temple
7)Fateh prakash palace museum
Shopping in Chittorgarh
Since you are here in Chittorgarh which is a culturally rich city, you should not look for big malls and showrooms to cater to your shopping needs. Instead try out the traditional stuffs which are exclusively found only in this city. Starting from mementos, handicraft items to Jutis and leather items, you will be spoilt for choice here. For your convenience we have shortlisted some of the most famous shopping places of the city that offers unique items at reasonable price:
i) Sadar Bazaar: Famous for jutis, traditional garments and fabrics.
ii) Rana Sangh Market: Famous for ornaments, leather items and jutis.
iii) Station circle market: A variety of gift items, decorative show pieces are found here.
Transportation in Chittorgarh
i) Local bus: If you want to save a few bucks then try this mode of transport.
ii) Taxi: Hire a cab and roam in peace. Be sure to bargain.
iii) Tourist vehicles: you can book any tourist agency who will take care of your transportation needs.
iv) Hire cars: Spend a few extra bucks and roam endlessly through the length and breadth of the town.
How to reach Chittorgarh
You can reach here by railways from any part of Rajasthan
You can take a flight to Udaipur and reach Chittorgarh by bus or cab.