The majestic Chittorgarh Fort, located in the state of Rajasthan, draws millions of tourists every year. It was built in the Rajput style of architecture during the 8th century and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The post medieval statues of Jain Ambica and Indra inside this fort attract a lot of admirers. Now, visitors will have another reason to visit this popular tourist attraction.
What Does Chittorgarh Fort Illumination Entail for Tourists?
Soon the Chittorgarh Fort will become the first fort in the country to be lit every night of the year. The bright lights would definitely make the structure and its surroundings even more mesmerizing. So, if you are visiting nearby areas or shopping at a market near the fort, you can witness the breath-taking views of the brightly-lit Chittorgarh Fort.
Even though the Chittorgarh Fort will be lit with bright lights, the doors of the entrance will remain closed after visiting hours (from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM) but tourists will be able to admire this visual delight from afar. Some viewing points will likely be created so people can witness the magnificence of the illuminated fort.
Reason Behind Illuminating the Chittorgarh Fort
The Government of Rajasthan has taken this step to further boost tourism in the state. Travelers are likely to not only visit this beautiful town to watch the Chittorgarh Fort illumination but also explore various other nearby tourist attractions such as the Rana Kumbha Palace, Gaumukh Reservoir, Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary etc. This will likely increase footfall of visitors in Chittorgarh even at night as it is mostly popular for day trips.
How to Reach Chittorgarh Fort
Ahmedabad is located approximately 380.5 km away from the Chittorgarh Fort while New Delhi is located nearly 570.8 km away from this historic structure. You can book a cheap flight to either of these two cities via Indian Eagle and take a road trip to Chittorgarh.