Kumbhalgarh (also called Kumbhalmer or Kumbalgarh) is a Mewar fortress in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan state in western India. It was built and ruled by Rana Kumbha and his dynasty who were Sisodia descendents. Kumbhalgarh has seven fortified gateways and there are over 360 temples within the fort. From the palace top, it is possible to look tens of kilometers into the Aravali Range. The fort is now open to the general public as a museum and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening. Kumbalgarh is situated 82 km from Udaipur towards its northwest and is easily accessible by road. It is the most visited fort in Mewar after Chittaurgarh.
Beautiful destinations, lush greenery and the frequency of tourists and travelers have also made it one of the most preferred locations for the hoteliers. A recently opened nature resort called “The Wild Retreat” caught our attention for its resplendent location, admirable architecture and sleek services.
The Wild Retreat resort is set on the cliff of a small hill among the famous Aravali ranges. The resort is rustically dressed with 10 well appointed cottage suites and each cottage suite is equipped with all modern amenities like AC, tea/coffee maker, mini bar. Interestiingly, each cottage is also accompanied with a private courtyard overlooking the valley of famous kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary where we enjoyed sitting for a cool morning as we as calm evening.
The resort offers considerable amenities like any other resort with the touch of traditional and modern blend. In other words, The Wild Retreat resort promises an experience created exclusively for those who love to get indulged in luxuries and admiring nature . So next time if you are in the town of Kumbhalgarh, do check out this beckoning nature retreat on the foothills of Aravali….