The Chittorgarh Fort is a majestic fort in Rajasthan, just 100 kilometres from Udaipur. It is a popular destination among locals and was once home to the legendary poetess Meera Bai, devoted to Lord Krishna.

Chittorgarh Fort

Chittorgarh Fort History

Alaudin Khilji captured this Rajput fort to capture Ratan Singh’s beautiful wife, Rani Padmini. It has also been portrayed in the Bollywood film ‘Padmavati. This was where the mass jauhar (self-sacrifice of women after their husbands’ deaths) started.

The Meera Bai Connection

Meera Bai, the famous poetess, used to live here and wrote most of her poems for Lord Krishna in His longing here. There is a temple dedicated to Meera Bai and Lord Krishna here.

The Bollywood Connection

Apart from Padmavati, movies like ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ were also shot here. It is a beautiful fort that filmmakers have loved for its architecture and sunsets.

Chittorgarh Fort Timing

The fort is open to visitors daily from 09.45 A.M. to 05.45 P.M.

Chittorgarh Fort Entry Fee

The entry fee is Rs. 15 for Indians and Rs. 200 for foreigners. For those belonging to SAARC and BIMSTEC countries, the entry fee is Rs. 30.

How to Reach

Buses are easily available from Udaipur to Chittorgarh Fort on a daily basis. You can also book cabs from Udaipur. The fort is a perfect one-day trip from Udaipur. Marvel at the majestic Chittorgarh Fort on your next trip to Udaipur and take in its history—it sure is a roller coaster ride!