Kumbhalghar Fort | Places To Visit 2021

 

 

 

 KUMBHALGARH FORT-

 

 Kumbhalgarh Fort of this enchanting state is the symbol of its glorious past. The Kumbhalgarh Fort is not just sagas in stone but also a testament to the bravery spirit of the Rajputs. The impressive Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second most important and beautiful fort of Rajasthan.

It was built by Maharana Kumbha in the 15th century, now a UNESCO World Heritage site and also known as the second-longest wall in the world after the wall of China,  Kumbhalgarh Fort is located at a distance of 64 km from Udaipur in Rajasmand district and it is clearly seen from the city of Udaipur.

Kumbhalgarh fort surrounded to the length of 36 kilometres and claims in the international world records. The gate of the Kumbhalgarh Fort is huge and is known as Ram Gate or Ram Pol.

Best Time to Visit Kumbhalgarh Fort

The winter season from November to February is perfect to visit Kumbhalgarh Fort. The rainy season in July-August is also a good time when the entire landscape is magically lush green and the weather is pleasant.

 

 

 

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Kumbhalgarh Fort History

Worked over a time of 15 years and it is impeccably roosted between eleven pinnacles of the Aravalli ranges. Though never got defeated in battle, it was captured only once by the Mughal army by deceit when the traitor mixed the poison in the internal water supply of the fort. Being the birthplace of the legendary Maharana Pratap, Kumbhalgarh  Fort also holds a special place in history.

Layout Of Kumbhalgarh Fort

The sturdy rounded bastions attract you even before you enter the Kumbhalgarh Fort. The architectural features of the fort have made it a stronghold of Rajput supremacy. There are seven imposing gates which are called Pols, guarding all possible entries to the Kumbhalgarh Fort.

The wall of Kumbhalgarh fort is India’s very own Great Wall and is being the second longest wall in the world spanning a length of 36 kilometres with a width ranging from 15-20 feet at various places. The height of Kumbhalgarh Fort stands tall at an elevation of 1100 meters above sea level on the Aravalli range.

All along the dreadful wall, there are tapered openings that allowed archers to aim at enemy armies, while themselves being shielded from their counterattack. The ramp inside the fort leading up to the top of the hill has many sharp and narrow turns which made it difficult for elephants and horses of the enemy to proceed fast.

Places To Visit in Kumbhalgarh Fort

 

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Badal Mahal in Kumbhalgarh Fort:-

The fort area surrounded by various important structures like  Badal mahal, the birthplace of Maharana Pratap in Kumbhalgarh. Badal Mahal is a two-storied palace and the building of Badal Mahal is divided into two separate parts, which are called Mardana Mahal and Zanana Mahal. Badal Mahal has beautiful colourful rooms inside the palace and it is also known as the “Palace of Clouds” for being situated at the highest height in the fort. This is one of the main attractions inside the fort, Janna Mahal, this part of the palace has used stone lattice, these nets were used to watch the proceedings of the queen’s court and other main events. The castle’s Camaro air conditioning system is very creative, allowing cool air to enter the beautiful rooms.

It offers panoramic views of the entire Kumbhalgarh fort and the surrounding landscape. In the monsoon season, the view from above is a sight to enjoy, with lush green hills.

Hindu and Jain Temples in Kumbhalgarh Fort: There are more than 360 temples of which 300 are Jain and 60 Hindu temples within the Kumbhalgarh Fort and the temples have elaborate carved structures.

 

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Neelkanth Mahadev Temple in Kumbhalgarh Fort:- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the most significant temple. The temple has a big round dome, carved ceiling aloft 24 pillars, a wide courtyard and a 5-feet high lingam. Maharana Kumbha used to begin his day by offering prayers to this deity and he was so tall that when he sat to worship the lingam, his eyes were at the same level as the deity.

The other noteworthy temples are the Ganesh temple, Parsvanath Jain temple, Mamdev temple, Bawan Devi temple, Vedi temple and Galore Jain temple.

The main palace and all temples are located close to the main gate of the Kumbhalgarh fort, which can be seen easily in 1-2 hours. But if you want to see the entire place, then it may take up to 5-6 hours.

There are light and sound show which starts every evening at 6:45 pm to entertain the tourists. Here you can witness the glorious history of Kumbhalgarh Fort and the rich culture of Rajput’s which are shown through light and music. It is quite impossible to see the whole Kumbhalgarh fort in one day and to see all the scenic places inside the fort, one day journey is insufficient for this. 

How to Reach Kumbhalgarh Fort 

 

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The nearest railway station and airport is located in Udaipur city, which is 84 km from the Kumbhalgarh fort. Udaipur is well-connected with all metros. Kumbhalgarh Fort is a comfortable 2 hours drive from Udaipur via road.

The Amazing Facts about the Kumbhalgarh Fort 

  • Kumbhalgarh Fort is home to Marble stones, which is not only Rajasthan but also the main source of all India.
  • Kumbhalgarh fort wall is 38 kilometres long, which has come to Udaipur district and after the “Great Wall of China” is the world’s second-longest wall.
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort is a popular state for foreign tourists. City Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Mount Abe, Udaipur, Jaisalmer are famous tourist destinations.
  • There is only one district in north India that is completely literate and it is the Ajmer district of Rajasthan.
    Rajasthan is a city of many ancient forts.
  • There is only one district in north India that is completely literate and it is the Ajmer district of Rajasthan.
  •   Kumbhalgarh  Fort is Karani Mata Temple is situated in the place called Deshnok, about 30 km from the city of Bikaner, Rajasthan, which is also known as Rat Temple.
  • There are about 25 thousand black mice in the temple. Rats are considered very auspicious here.
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