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known for: Its history and Kumbhalgarh Fort
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History of: 500 years approx.
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A stunning edifice in the magnificient history of medieval India, Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan offers a scenic tourist spot. This appealing and exceptional location entices tourists with its exquisite monuments, royal Chhathris and glorious palaces. Nested in the foothills of the pebbly mountains, this magnificient place reminds one of the valor and heroism of the legendary Rana Kumbha, the indomitable spirit behind the colossal stronghold of Rajput clan.

A historic place that houses one among the strongest fortress, Kumbhalgarh boast of so many intricately carved temples, which exposes the visitor in to the marvels of superb artistry. Though the fifteenth century bastion is the remarkable attraction, other fascinations of Kumbhagarh are not far behind. With its enthralling and verdant landscapes, deep jungles and pretty gorges this land is the abode of mesmerizing beauty.

Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan was once the seat of Prince Samprati, who was the Jain descendants of the erstwhile Mauryan Dynasty, who ruled here in the 2nd century.

Rana Kumbha is said to have been the most important ruler of Kumbhalgarh. He is believed to have designed 32 out of the 84 fortress that were then used for aiding Mewar. At that time, it also served as a safe haven for Mewar’s rulers during the times of contention.

The city is also associated with Prince Udai, who is said to have been smuggled out of Chittor in the year 1535, when Chittor was under the siege of the Mughals. The prince later became the king and founded the city of Udaipur.

The combined forces of Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber and Raja Udai Singh of Marwar, led to the siege of Kumbhalgarh.

 

Major Attractions

 

Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. Located at a distance of 64 kms from Udaipur in Rajasmand district, Kumbhalgarh Fort is easily accessible from the city of Udaipur. This unconquerable fortress is secured under the kind protection of the Aravali ranges. Kumbhalgarh Fort was built by Maharana Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The fort derived its name from the same factor.

Encircled by thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort is constructed on the top most ridges around 1,914 meters above sea level. The fortifications of the fort extend to the length of 36 kilometers and this fact has made this fort to be in the international records. It is stated to be the second longest wall in the world, the first being ''the Great Wall of China''. The huge complex of the Fort has numerous palaces, temples and gardens making it more magnificent.

Distance from major cities

Jodhpur 215 Kms
Udaipur 126 Kms
Jaipur 331 Kms

 

How to reach there

by Air Udaipur is the nearest airport and is well connected to Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai
by Rail Udaipur is the nearest railway station and is well-connected with all major cities of India.
by Road Kumbhalgarh is on SH-16 and well connected by road to all major cities of Rajasthan.

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