The upcoming Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial ‘Padmavati’ has incited a lot of interest amongst fans to know more about the Rajputana royalty and Chittorgarh fort.
The Chittorgarh fort, built in the 7th century is the highlight of the town Chittorgarh. The place was originally called ‘Chitrakut’.
Some believe that the fort has been named after a local Mauryan king Chitranga; whereas, some say it was built by ‘Bhima’ of Mahabharata.
The kings, queens, culture and the Rajputana royalty is what the fort is mostly known for. Padmavati’s magic has created major interests in people to travel up to the place.
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How To Reach Chittorgarh Fort?
Maharana Pratap airport, situated in Udaipur is the nearest airport to the Chittorgarh fort. It is 22 km from Udaipur city. From airport, you could easily book cabs and taxis to the fort.
A train is much more convenient than a plane when traveling to Chittorgarh. You don’t need Udaipur as your midway destination to reach Chittorgarh. The Chittorgarh Railway Station serves the town. The services are connected to Jaipur, Udaipur, Ajmer, and Delhi. The fort is only 5-6 km away.
Chittorgarh town has good road networks. It is well connected to major expressways and lies along the Golden Quadrilateral. You can catch buses for Mumbai, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer, Delhi, and several other cities. Many good lodges and hotels can be found near the bus depot.
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