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Chittorgarh Fort: The Magical Setup Of Padmavati, How To Reach there?

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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?

By Air

Maharana Pratap airport, situated in Udaipur is the nearest airport to the 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.

By Train

Train journeys in India
Train journeys in India are always a part of the best travel experiences. Pixabay

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.

By Road

NH 27 National Highway Rajasthan Udaipur
NH 27 National Highway Rajasthan Udaipur Chittorgarh Road. Wikimedia

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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‘Padmaavat’ crosses Rs 300 cr, Ranveer calls it ‘historic film’

Ranveer Singh is overwhelmed that with "Padmaavat", he has entered the club of actors whose movies have minted over Rs 300 crore at the box office

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The movie ‘Padmavat’ has been in news and creating a wave of the storm since the time of its inception. Wikimedia Commons
The movie ‘Padmavat’ has been in news and creating a wave of the storm since the time of its inception. Wikimedia Commons

Ranveer Singh is overwhelmed that with “Padmaavat”, he has entered the club of actors whose movies have minted over Rs 300 crore at the box office. He says it’s a “historic” project that will “glow” in his career.

The actor essayed Alauddin Khilji in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor in pivotal roles.

Ranveer singh Playing Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati
Ranveer singh played the role of Alauddin Khilji in Padmavati. Instagram

Ranveer said in a statement: “‘Padmaavat’ is a historic film for our country. I’m overwhelmed and extremely happy that the film has received this much love from audiences not just in India, but also the world over.

“It is a film that is and will always be extremely close to my heart and with it becoming my first ever Rs 300 crore film, the memory of ‘Padmaavat’ will be that much more special.” He thanked Bhansali for his vision, and for giving him a character like Khilji that “will forever glow in my body of work”.

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“This success is for all of us to cherish and remember that as artistes, we need to stand by our vision, our craft,” said Ranveer of the movie, which was released on January 25 after much controversy. Just earlier this week, the movie crossed 50 days since hitting the screens, and it’s still counting at the box office. IANS