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Chittorgarh: Excursions

NAGRI (20km) :
One of the most important townships of the Mauryan era in Rajasthan, situated on the banks of river Bairach. It was formerly known as Madhyamika, which flourished from the Mauraya to gupta era. The excavation over here have unearthed many interesting facts and have showed signs of strong Hindu and Buddhist influence.

BAROLI (130 KM) :
The ruins of the famous temples of Baroli, near Rawatbhata. This town is worth visiting, because of the group of ancient temples situated here.

The historical fort en route to Bundi, is the main attraction. It ahs beautiful temples and Kund (reservoir). The exquisite sculptures and woodcraft of Bassi are also very famous.

The wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 50 Sq. Km. Near the Bassi village. The key fauna of the sanctuary are panther, wild boar, antelopes and mongoose. Migratory birds also visit the sanctuary. For entry into the sanctuary, prior permission is to be obtained from the District Forest Officer, Chittaurgarh.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna, situated on the Chittaurgarh - Udaipur highway. This is not a very old structure and is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre.

Also famous as the Haridwar of Mewar' the shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva

The sanctuary lies in the lush green environs of Bhainsrorgarh, invaluable archaeological remains can also be seen here.

BIJAIPUR (40km) :
The 350-year-old castle built by Rao Shakti Singh, the youngest brother of Maharana Pratap, is the major attraction. It has now been converted into a hotel.


The sanctuary is spread over the Aravali and Vindhyachal ranges and is the only forest where teak trees of building value are found. The thickly vegetated sanctuary has about 50% teak trees besides salar, tendu, amla, bamboo and bel etc. Three rivers flow through the forest, Jakham and Karmoj are the major ones. A huge dam has been constructed over the Jakham river for irrigation , and wild animals in the sanctuary.

The key fauna of the sanctuary are leopard, hyena, jackal, fox jungle cat, porcupine, spotted deer,wild bear, four horned antelope and nilgai etc. The most important and conspicuous animal of the sanctuary is the flying squirrel, which can be observed gliding between the trees during night,this no curanla creature hides in the day light , the best time to watch the squirrel is in the months of February and March at Arampura Guest House, when most trees shed their leaves making it easier to sport the squirrel. The sanctuary is also associated with mythological events, it is believed that Sita wife of Lord Rama stayed here during the period of her exile in the ashram of Saint Valmiki.

DEOGARH (125 KM) :
The16th century fort near Pratapgarh, is famous for the palaces, with their murals and Jain temples.

MENAL (90 KM) :
This is also known as the 'mini Khajuraho' blessed with natures bounty. This scenic spot is situated on the Chittaur - Bundi road and is famous for the ancient temples, waterfalls and beautiful forests.

The place is famous for the ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva

JOGANIYA MATA (100 km) :
This temple of Goddess Yogini is said to be 300 years old.

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