Day trip from Udaipur to Chittorgarh Fort by bus or train. UNESCO world heritage fort. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

So if you’re thinking about going from Udaipur to Chittorgarh Fort, that means that you can follow this 2 week Rajasthan itinerary! (And stay at the best hostels in Rajasthan.)

It includes a 3-day Udaipur itinerary, as well as a one day trip to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal.

I arrived in Rajasthan by going from Mumbai to Udaipur by overnight bus. Then I went from Udaipur to Jodhpur by bus, then Jodhpur to Jaisalmer by train, and then Jaisalmer to Jaipur by train.

From Jaipur, you can fly south to Goa, and then go from Goa to Kerala to spend one week in Kerala!

 

Now…

How to get from Udaipur to Chittorgarh when you’re backpacking North India?!

Chittorgarh Fort: Best things to see. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

There are places to stay in Chittorgarh, but it can also make for a perfect day trip from Udaipur.

 

Chittorgarh Fort: Best things to see. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

You can visit this UNESCO world heritage fort during the day, and then at the end of the day, you can relax with those lake views in Udaipur!

 

Udaipur to Chittorgarh: Why make it a one day trip from Udaipur. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

I made it a one day trip, and this is what it was like for me going from Udaipur to Chittorgarh… and from Chittorgarh to Udaipur!

 

Chittorgarh Fort: Best things to see. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

Day trip from Udaipur to Chittorgarh:

 

 

Udaipur to Chittorgarh by bus

Udaipur to Chittorgarh bus for day trip from Udaipur. Lots of bus timings to Chittorgarh Fort. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

The road distance between Udaipur and Chittorgarh is short enough that it can make the government bus a reasonable option.

Driving time is around 3 hours.

But since it is a government bus, it also means that you just need to be mentally prepared for a crowded bus ride.

There may be times that you think more people cannot possibly fit on the bus.

And then the bus stops again to pick up more people and you wonder how those people out there will manage to get on the bus…

 

Udaipur to Chittorgarh bus for day trip from Udaipur. Bus ticket to Chittorgarh Fort. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

And somehow they all do get on the bus.

So just expect that you will get no personal space.

But the good news is that there are buses to Chittorgarh that start in Udaipur.

This means that you can be among the first people on the bus.

 

Udaipur to Chittorgarh bus for day trip from Udaipur. Bus ticket fare how much to Chittorgarh Fort. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

And THIS means that you won’t be subjected to standing for the whole ride – you are pretty much guaranteed a seat!

There are plenty of buses that depart for Chittorgarh throughout the day, so you can just show up to the Udaipur bus station and ask around about where to go.

 

Udaipur to Chittorgarh bus for day trip from Udaipur. Lots of bus timings to Chittorgarh Fort. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

You can also ask the guesthouse you’re staying at in Udaipur for guidance about the bus to Chittorgarh.

Be sure to consider the best hostels in Udaipur when backpacking Rajasthan.

 

 

Chittorgarh Fort tour by rickshaw

Chittorgarh Fort rickshaw tour. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

When you get off the bus in Chittorgarh, you’ll likely have no problem finding a rickshaw driver who will want to take you to the fort.

 

Day trip to Chittorgarh from Udaipur: Rickshaw from bus station to fort entry. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

I think the price I paid was around 500 rupees (US$7) for a rickshaw that included a drive around the Chittorgarh Fort grounds, and then to the train station at the end of the day.

If you don’t want the tour, you might be able to get a ride from the bus station to just the fort (and you’d walk around yourself) for maybe 50 rupees (less than US$1).

But you can probably expect to be attempted to be sold on the half day tour on your ride there.

I do like walking around expansive grounds (I made it a day to walk across 3 forts in Jaipur) but the grounds of Chittorgarh Fort are pretty big so it could be worth it to get a rickshaw for a few hours so you can cover more ground.

 

Chittorgarh Fort: Best things to see. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

I arranged it so that I would start the rickshaw tour at the entry of Chittorgarh Fort because I wanted to walk up to the main area of the ruins.

This meant that I walked from the first gate at the bottom of the hill up through the various gates.

 

Day trip to Chittorgarh Fort from Udaipur: Walking to fort entry. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

But even if you do get the rickshaw tour, DO expect to walk a lot.

You’ll be dropped off near the various attractions, but touring the different areas still requires a lot of walking.

 

Chittorgarh Fort walking tour with stairs. What to see at Chittorgarh Fort. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

 

Chittorgarh Fort in pictures: What you’ll see!

 

Chittorgarh Fort: Best things to see. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

Chittorgarh Fort: Best things to see. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

Chittorgarh Fort: Best things to see. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

Chittorgarh Fort: Best things to see. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

Chittorgarh Fort: Best things to see. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

 

Chittorgarh to Udaipur by train

Chittorgarh to Udaipur train for day trip from Udaipur: General class train ticket. Chittorgarh fort, backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

So, I decided to take the train to get back to Udaipur from Chittorgarh, instead of taking the bus.

When I first thought about doing this day trip to Chittorgarh, I was thinking I’d just take the bus both ways.

But then… that bus ride in the morning happened.

I don’t think that the bus FROM Udaipur TO Chittorgarh is that bad. (Although again you should be prepared to give up your personal space.)

But the reason it wasn’t bad was because I was able to get a seat.

And what was the BIG reason I was able to get a seat?!

Because that bus originated in Udaipur.

So I was able to be one of the first people to get on the bus.

BUT…

The final destination of that bus was something like Ajmer or Jaipur, which is beyond Chittorgarh.

So, I figured that if I were to choose to take the bus FROM Chittorgarh TO Udaipur, it would be a bus that was coming from Ajmer or Jaipur.

That means there would be a good chance that I would be getting onto a crowded bus, and potentially be standing the whole time. (Although you could say there was the same potential when taking a general class train…)

So there was an evening train that goes from Chittorgarh to Udaipur.

My rickshaw driver knew about that train too, so he made sure to get me to the train station on time.

 

Chittorgarh to Udaipur train for day trip from Udaipur: Train route. Chittorgarh fort, backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

The general class train ticket from Chittorgarh to Udaipur was 55 rupees (less than US$1).

 

Chittorgarh to Udaipur train for day trip from Udaipur: Train ticket fare how much. Chittorgarh fort, backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

Since this was general class, it meant you could just show up to the train station to buy your ticket.

No reservations necessary in the days leading up to the train journey.

 

 

This does also mean though that there is a chance that you might not get a seat since there are not seat reservations.

 

But you very well might get a seat!

 

Chittorgarh to Udaipur train for day trip from Udaipur: General class train ticket. Chittorgarh fort, backpacking Rajasthan, North India

Chittorgarh to Udaipur train for day trip from Udaipur: General class train ticket. Chittorgarh fort, backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

And the train ride between Udaipur and Chittorgarh is around 2 to 2.5 hours.

 

You can check train timings:

 

 

Okay, so that’s a day trip to Chittorgarh Fort from Udaipur!

 

What to do in Udaipur?!

 

Top 3 things to do in Udaipur

 

1. Visit City Palace

Udaipur to Chittorgarh Fort. Best things to do in Udaipur: Visit City Palace. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

2. Go for a boat ride to an island palace

Udaipur to Chittorgarh Fort. Best things to do in Udaipur: Lake Pichola boat ride. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

3. Eat at a restaurant with lake views

Udaipur to Chittorgarh Fort. Best things to do in Udaipur: Restaurants with lake views. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

 

See more of the best places to visit in Udaipur in 3 days.

 

Day trip from Udaipur to Chittorgarh: Bus, train. Best things to see in Chittorgarh Fort. Backpacking Rajasthan, North India

HAPPY UDAIPUR TO CHITTORGARH DAY TRIP!

 

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