Standing majestically with the Aravali ranges forming an enchanting backdrop, Kumbhakgarh Fort near Udaipur is considered the second most important citadel in the Mewar region and is a must visit destination on any tour to Rajasthan.
Built in the 15th century, Kumbhalgarh Fort near Udaipur in was named after Rana Kumbha, who got the fort erected. One of the most beautiful Forts and Palaces in Rajasthan India, Kumbhalgarh Fort holds the distinction of remaining unconquered till date.
The Fort stands majestically as a mute witness to the past glory of its kings and princes.
Kumbhalgarh Fort is fortified with 33 km of walls, more than 25 feet thick – in fact, the second longest continuous wall in the world. Thirteen mountain peaks of the Aravali range protect this impgreganal fortress.
Most alluring attraction is the presence of an inner fort within the precinct of the outer wall. There is a magnificient array of temples built by the Mauryas of which the most picturesque place is the Badal Mahal or the Palace of the Clouds.
The access to the fort itself is very much tempting; the crisscross road that goes through the vibrant meadows and woody forests is only the beginning of an enticing charm.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary– Kumbhalgarh also has an interesting option for nature and adventure lovers i.e. The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary ranging from 500 to 1300 meters elevation. The sanctuary shelters numerous wild animals and birds, including panthers, sambhars, sloth bears, wild boar and the rare gray jungle fowls.
Kumbhalgarh Fort –Light And Sound Show- Every evening the stunning Kumbhalgarh Fort is illuminated with floodlights and there is special show called Light & Sound Show, which tells the story of the royal past.
This fort presents an array of other imposing attractions, whose magnificence is to be enjoyed at least once in a lifetime. With its stunning formations and gorgeous edifices, Kumbhalgarh fort stands proudly as a testimony to its past glory.
So, this summer holiday don’t look for another destination, Kumbhalgarh Fort is the place to be!!!
Pic Courtesy: All the pic used in the blog are clicked by Gaurav Hajela and subject to copyright .