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How To Reach Chittorgarh
The land of valour, battle cries and sacrifice, Chittorgarh is a bright ruby shining in the crown that is Rajasthan. With its rich history of warriors and brave women, this capital of Mewadi Rajputana of ancient India has seen many a wars, battles, fire sacrifices as well as unconditional devotion. From Raja Samar Singh to Rani Padmini to Meera bai, Chittorgarh is a mine of history, and here’s how you can reach it.
The airport nearest to Chittorgarh is situated at Udaipur - the Dabok Airport, also known as Maharana Pratap Airport. Regular flights scheduled from Mumbai, Delhi, Indore, Jaipur and Jodhpur come here and a constant expansion of flights from more cities is underway. From the airport you can hire a car to Chittorgarh, which is only 98 km away. Tourism buses and coaches also leave for Chittorgarh from Udaipur.
The roads in Rajasthan are very well paved and the highways are great too. Most tourists instead of targeting Chittorgarh as a one stop destination, put it on a tour itinerary involving Udaipur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and more. The city also sits on the Golden Quadrilateral Road Project so it is easy to reach Chittorgarh from Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad etc. State buses, private buses, AC, Non-AC, Deluxe and Volvo buses also ply from Gujarat, MP and UP into Chittorgarh.
The Chittorgarh Junction Station serves the city of Chittorgarh and serves it well. Many significant trains halt here, be it from Mumbai, Delhi, Udaipur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Ratlam or Indore. The Western Railway also has a watering centre as well a shed for engine changes here, so many trains crossing here stop for watering or to split up and change engines. From the railway station, you get ready cabs and rickshaws willing to take you to your destination.
The best way to travel in Chittorgarh is by hailing a rickshaw or a chakkda. Cabs and bikes can also be hired. But for the Fort itself, even though rickshaws and bikes offer tours, it is best to go on foot so that you can experience the essence of the place. Tourist cars are also available to rent for a day or the entire duration of your trip. All in all, even though there is no internal public transport like buses or trains, you will be able to get around with much ease.