On the Bundi-Chittaur Road, amid
the natural beauty is Menal, famous for its ancient Shiv temples,
picturesque water falls and dense forests.
20 km from Ranthambore, Nagari is
one of the oldest towns of Rajasthan. It is situated on the banks of
River Banish and the Hindu and Buddhist remains that dates back to
Mauryan and Gupta period can be found here.
25 km from the city on the route to
Bundi, the place is a big tourist attraction because of its famed
sculptures and woodcraft. It also has its share of historical forts,
temples and 'kunds'. Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary sprawls over 50 sq kms and
is known for its population of panthers, antelopes, wild boars, mongoose
and migratory birds. However, one needs to take prior permission from
the District Forest Office, Chittaurgarh to visit the sanctuary.
Sita Mata Sanctuary, Dhariyavad
Another sanctuary in the lap of the
Aravalli ranges and the Malawi plateau, it has three rivers that flow
through the forest. According to a legend, Sita, the wife of Lord Rama
stayed here in Rishi Valmiki's Ashram situated in the forests, after
Lord Rama exiled her. The fauna commonly sighted here are leopards,
hyenas, jungles, foxes, porcupines, sambhars, wild bears, four-horned
antelopes, nilgais and flying squirrels.
125 km from the city, Deogarh Fort
is a 16th century fort. It boasts of five floors, over two hundred
rooms, number of with carved pillars and widespread use of marble, the
palace is really an arresting monument. The rooms are decorated with
beautiful murals done in the world-renowned Deogarh school of painting
A marvellous castle built by Rao
Shakti Singh, the younger brother of Maharana Pratap, stands in the
village. Presently, it has been converted into a heritage hotel.
There are many excursion points around Chittorgarh. Read further to know about prime excursions around Chittorgarh Rajasthan, India.