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A structure of magnificence located in the middle of the Aravalis, Kumbhalgarh fort is an example of intricacy in stone sculpture.
Encircled by thirteen elevated mountain peaks,
The fortification wall of the Kumbhalgarh
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Tourist Police:- 0294-24126
Police Control Room:- 100, 0294-2414600
General Hospital: 0294 2528811
Language:- Hindi, English and Mewari
Currency:- Indian Rupee, Other currencies can be changed at various authorized centers.
Weather:- Summer (March to October): 40°C - 45° C
Winter (November to February): 12°C - 30° C
Best time to Visit:- September to March.
Distances:- Delhi- 670 km, Mumbai- 770 km,
Jaipur- 420 km, Agra- 630 km,
Jodhpur- 250km, Ahmedabad- 250 km
Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress
It was built by Maharana Kumbha in
Kumbhalgarh fort was the second most
It also served the rulers of Mewar as a refuge in times of strife, One of such incidents was
It is also of sentimental significance as
Maharana Pratap(the greatest of all Maharanas)
The Kumbhalgarh fort was built and ruled by Maharana Kumbha whose kingdom of Mewar stretched from Ranthambore to Gwalior and included large tracts of erstwhile Madhya Pradesh as well as Rajasthan. Out of the 84 forts in his dominion, Rana Kumbha is said to have designed 32 of them, of which Kumbhalgarh fort is the largest and most elaborate.
There is a legend associated with the construction of theses
The spiritual advisor advised building a temple where the head should fall and building the wall and the fort where the rest of his body lay.
Today the main gate
Kumbhalgarh has seven gates, seven ramparts
toughened by curved bastions and huge watch
The route to the Kumbhalgarh
Hanuman Pol, Ram Pol, Bhairava Pol,
Surrounded by thirteen mountain peaks, guarded by seven great gates and seven ramparts, strengthened by rounded bastions and immense watchtowers, this mountain fortress
The fort is self-contained and has within its amalgam almost everything to withstand a long siege. This fort fell only once, due to the shortage of drinking water, to the combined forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber, Raja Udai Singh of Marwar, and the Mirzas of Gujarat.
The huge complex of
There are around 360 temples inside the complex of the Fort.
Shiva Temple is most astounding that
The Fort is also known for its famous palace that
This beautiful palace is known as
'Badal Mahal' or the Palace of Cloud.
It is also accredited to be the
This palace has beautiful
This place gives the
Cloud Palace also offers a fantastic panoramic vista of the
The large complex of the Fort offers ancient remnants to explore and one can spend a pleasurable evening while strolling through the ravines of Kumbhalgarh Fort.
In the late 19th century, Rana Fateh Singh once again took the initiative to rebuild this remarkable
In 2013, at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Kumbhalgarh Fort, along with five other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
The Rajasthan Tourism Department organizes various art shows and festivals in remembrance of the passion of Maharana Kumbha towards art and architecture.
This fort also has a light and sound
Not only this, you can even hire an open jeep and
Sprawled in an area of 578 sq km
This is one of the few parks that allow people on horseback.
Kumbhalgarh fort and wildlife sanctuary are easily accessible from the city of Udaipur. Visitors can take the regular services of buses starting from Udaipur or can also hire private taxis to visit.
Kumbhalgarh Fort is not to be missed on your trip if you want to know about the mighty people of Mewar/Udaipur.