On the third day, the tourists are taken to the next enchanting fort city of Rajasthan, Chittorgarh. Rajasthan is a land of numerous forts and palaces. However, only a very few stand as an eminent emblem of Rajasthan. One such fort is the Chittorgarh Fort. Tourists of Palace on Wheels are taken on a city tour to the fort. Chittorgarh is the land of Rajput romance, history and chivalry. Chittorgarh Fort is abundant with historic stories of men and women dying for the pride of their land and the honor of their family. Restored in 1905, this historic fort is a wonderful spot for architectural sightseeing, historic stories and much more.
Palace on Wheels - Royal Journey of Chittorgarh
The Palace on Wheels reaches Chittorgarh in the evening. This is the right time to visit Chittorgarh Fort for sunset view, sightseeing and the famous light and sound show.
This is one of the largest hill forts of the country. This ancient capital of Mewar was proud of its massive stone structure built before 7th century. The fort has a rough fish shape and a staircase ascend for one kilometer. The main elements of this fort structure are towers, bridge, courtyards, Mirabai temple, Padmini Palace, Gaumukh Reservoir, KumbhaShyam temple, ShringarChauri temple and others.
The tourists stay back in the Chittorgarh Fort for tea and light and sound show. The show portraits the story of the fort from the beginning of 6th century; when the city of Chittaur was found. It follows the story of the fort being built, story of Queen Padmini and other interesting anecdotes. The show starts by 7 and ends by 8 pm. Later, tourists are taken back to the train for dinner and overnight sleep.
The region of Chittorgarh is very dry. The summer starts in March and ends in June. Summers are very hot, humid and dry. The summer temperature can reach up to 43.8 degree C. Winter starts in October and ends in February. This is one of the best times to visit the fort region. Monsoon starts in June and ends by August. Monsoon provides very less rainfall.
This is the place to enjoy traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Top dishes to try here are lalmaas, halva, dishes with flattened rice, khichdi, dal baatichurma and others. You can find almond based desserts and beverages more in this cuisine. Palace on Wheels gourmet cuisine adapts many traditional recipes to make the travelers relish the original cuisine of the land.