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Chittorgarh is just another historic site of Rajasthan. It is a witness of Rajput gallantry and the grandeur of Rajasthani monarchy. Want to boost your adrenaline? Embark on a journey to Chittorgarh with Palace on Wheels.
Exploring the Jungles
While on your way to Chittorgarh, Palace on Wheels halts at Sawai Madhopur which is the location of Ranthambore National Park. The hunting grounds of Ranthambore is at present the natural shelter for the Royal Bengal Tigers. It is believed that this is the best national park of the country where tourists can checkout the tigers in own mood, strolling through the jungle, hunting or sitting at the edge of the forests.
Ranthambore National Park is spread over a massive area of 392 sq. kms and is populated with jackals, hyenas and sloth bears. While the cool sambhar and four horned deer are found feeding on the tender green grass, the marsh crocodiles lay lazily under the warm sun rays.
Last but not the least, the 300 species of birds welcome you to the natural paradise with their joyous tweets.
A Heritage Walk through the Chittorgarh Fort
A visit to Chittorgarh without a visit to its castle is an incomplete journey. This fort is located at the hill top and looks down at the small city, safeguarding it from the enemies.
This 7th century fort covers 700 acres of area and is popular known as the Water Fort. The Fort originally had 84 waterbodies within it out of which 24 exists at present.
Chittorgarh Fort is famous for the beautiful palaces which include Vijay Stambh, Rana Kumbha Palace and Padmini Mahal which feature towering domes, fine sculptures decorating the pillars and walls studded with stones.
Meera Mandir is another amazing piece of Indo-Aryan architecture. The temple has a small shrine dedicated to Lord Krishna within it. If you want to know the history and culture of Chittorgarh, a visit to the temple is a must.
Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary
If you are an ardent nature lover, this wildlife sanctuary will be a thrilling experience. This is a dense forest of teak, bamboo, tendu, Amla and salar trees. While lions, leopards, wild pangolins, caracal wild boars, jackals, hyenas, jungle cats, nilgai, deer and flying squirrel can be spot at various parts of the forest, the infinite number of birds fill the forest with tweets. Tired? Rest your feet at the banks of the rippling Jakham and Karmoi Rivers.
Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary
Your tryst with nature continues as Palace on Wheels luxury train takes you to the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, just 25 kms from Chittorgarh. This is a quaint location, where the silence is broken just by the rustles of leaves and chirps of birds.
So why wait? Pack your bags and board on Palace on Wheels. But why Palace on Wheels? Because
- The train comes with 14 air condition coaches.
- Helps to experience royal lifestyle of Rajasthan with spacious rooms aromatic with fresh roses, ancient paintings hanging from walls and wall to wall carpeting.
- A private washroom attached with each room and equipped with expensive toiletries.
- Train has 2 luxury cabins.
Palace on Wheels and Chittorgarh are an immemorial combination for your vacation.
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