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Kumbhalgarh

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"A little marvel by the foot of Aravali"

Kumbhalgarh Tourism

Famous for its gigantic snake-like fortress, Kumbalgarh town is yet another feather in Rajasthan’s royal cap. The historic town is renowned for its majestic monuments, extravagant palaces, an array of temples and flamboyant chattris. The Kumbhalgarh fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan and is a truly magnificent sight. The charming location of the fort at the foothills of pebbly Aravalli hills increases the overall appeal of the place.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuaries has a Lion Safari to offer too. At the foot of the Aravali, the area is blessed with an interesting terrain and other natural elements. Other than sustaining a rich flora and fauna, the area also sustains a magnificent past made to come alive with monuments flattering the tourists around the city. The wall of Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second longest continuous wall in the world, after the Great Wall of China.

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Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Safari

If you are interested in some adventure, don't miss out on the foot tracking and horse safari organised in the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. The Safari starts from the Kumbhalgarh Fort and reaches Ghanerao while cutting across the sanctuary. The best part of this safari is the chance to spot Antelopes, Chinkaras and Neelgais/.

History of Kumbhalgarh

The history of Kumbhalgarh dates back to the 15th century. The foundation of the town is believed to have been laid by Rana Kumbha- the king of Mewar. The fort housed and gave refuge to Mewar rulers in their times of strife. The fort remained impregnable to various invasions and forces and only collapsed once due to a shortage of drinking water within the premises. Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap. Other than the fort, the descendants of Mauryan empire built quite a few beautiful temples which add to the popularity of the city. Maharana Fateh Singh renovated the fort in the 19th century, and since then it has been a popular tourist destination in the world.

Architecture

The Kumbhalgarh fort is built 3600 feet above the sea level, in the lap of thirteen elevated Aravalli mountain peaks. Covering around 12 square kms, the walls of the fort stretch over an area of about 36 kms and is one of the longest walls in the world, second only to China’s Great Wall. The width varies from 49 feet to 15 feet at most places. The fort offers a bird’s eye view of the surrounding towns and dunes of the Thar. It has seven fortifies gateways that stand in the form of sentinels. The largest gate is known as Ram Pol or Ram Gate and is a unique piece of attraction. The fort also houses around 360 temples, 300 of which are the ancient Jain temples.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh may not have a specialty in local cuisine but will offer you a lot to choose from. You can flatter you appetite with a range of options of cuisine, from Continental, South Indian, Rajasthani to North Indian and Punjabi.
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1- Arrive, check-in and rest. Then visit Muchchal Mahavir Temple and Rakht Talai.
Day 2- Visit the Jain Temple, Mammadev Temple, Vedi Temple and Kumbhalgarh Fort.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Great architectural and historic monuments.

What's Not So Great?

Does not have many decent accommodations to stay in.

For Whom?

Kumbhalgarh is a great place for history and architecture lovers.

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How To Reach Kumbhalgarh

Udaipur is the nearest airport - about a one and half to two-hour drive from Kumbhalgarh. The nearest railway station is Falna railway station. Kumbhalgarh is also well-connected by roadways.

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Yash Jaiswal 11 months ago
You should stay at udaipur. It's near to kumbalmgarh

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Harsh Jd 11 months ago
Kumbalgarh is really a nice place to visit. VISIT during winter time ? don't forget to visit dense forest beside great historical fort. :)
Rohit Shroff 11 months ago
- Try the local horse ride. Remember to get mosquito repellants. Hats and umbrellas during summers might be needed.
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