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Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan

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Have you visited the great wall of India? Kumbhalgarh Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has a wall that runs for more than 35 kilometres circling the fort. You would be thrilled and amazed looking at the sturdiness and architecture of the wall as you take a stroll on it, which at some sections is 15 feet thick. To get a feel of what a fort is and how it should look, visit the Kumbhalgarh fort and you will know. The massive fort standing atop a hill at more than 3500 feet above sea level, has temples, gateways, and palaces apart from other structures. Rana Kumbha, one of the famous Rajput warriors this great country has given birth to, built this awe-inspiring fort during the 15th century. It is also the fort where the greatest Rajput warrior ever, Maharana Pratap, was born. A walk around the fort would educate, enrich, and enlighten the visitors on various aspects of life and culture of the dynasties and Rajput clans who lived in the fort and have left behind a wonderful heritage and legacy. September to February is the ideal time to visit the fort. Kumbhalgarh is about 47 kilometres from Rajsamand, the district headquarters and about 340 kilometres from Jaipur. Udaipur railway station is about 83 kilometres away, and Falna railway station is about 80 kilometres away. Udaipur is the nearest air link.
Kumbhalgarh Fort

Nearby Places to See

Badal Mahal
It is a palace built at the highest point in the fort. Built during the 19th century, it has 2 sections, one to conduct the court proceedings and the other for the women to watch from. It is noteworthy that the section from where the women watched has natural air-cooling systems and pierced windows.
Badal Mahal
Parashuram Mahadev Temple
Located about 7 kilometres away from the fort in a cave at the foot of a large hill, it is a natural temple much revered by the local people. It is believed that warrior sage Parashurama visited this place dedicated to Bhagwan Lordhence, his name is prefixed. Located about 1.5 kilometres away from the parking lot, it is a climb of nearly 500 steps.
Neelakanth Mahadev Temple
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Located about 3 kilometres away from the fort it is an area of about 600 square kilometres of reserved forest spread over the Aravali mountains. A hunting ground in the past has become a wildlife sanctuary today. The sanctuary is home to Leopards, Hyenas, Wolves, Sloth Bears and other animals apart from over 200 species of birds and varieties of flora.
jain Temple
Ganga Govardhan Museum
Located close to the fort, this museum is known for a vast collection of coins, over 5000 of them. The coins from ancient, medieval and recent times are all showcased here, making this a coin collector’s dream place to visit.
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