As the tourist floodgates open up in October, Chittor is slow off the mark. This is because not many tourists land up here. This is a great time to avail of discounted hotel rates, and take in Chittor’s historical attractions without having to jostle for space.
The vast complex that is Chittor Fort is best explored in pleasant weather conditions. Attractions like the Kirti Stambh (Tower of Fame), Vijay Stambh (Tower of Victory), and the Gau-mukh Reservoir are reminders of Chittor’s historical grandeur.
The winter months are ideal for wildlife enthusiasts who are visiting Chittor. The Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, though open all year round, is best visited between October and March. Animal and bird spotting are way more peaceful experiences here, compared to Sariska and Ranthambore, because of the lower footfall. A jungle safari at Bassi will have you spot jackals, panthers, four-horned antelopes, and a variety of residential and migratory birds in the winter season. Situated 30kms from Chittor, this is an ideal winter activity.
The average winter temperature ranges from 5°C to 30°C is ideal for daytime excursions in and around Chittor. If you’re planning your trip during the winter months, make sure you keep a day aside to visit the primeval village of Nagari. This hamlet traces its origins to 150 B.C. and is a history junkie’s delight, situated 15kms from Chittor.