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A small village in Rajasthan, Kumbhalgarh is known world over for housing the second largest wall after the Great Wall of China. Here, the mighty Kumbhalgarh Fort, is a popular excursion spot from Udaipur. This structure of magnificence is located in the middle of the desert and is an example of intricate stone scultptures. Also worth seeing is the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.
Known as the home of the Kumbhalgarh Fort, this locale is on a hillock in an arid desert. Built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century, this place is also the birthplace of the legendary warrior Maharana Pratap. Your guide will have loads of engaging fables to narrate about the construction of the fort. Lace up and stock up liquids before you set out for the fort. Once you reach the top, it's breezy and the sweeping 360 degree view of the Keekar tree jungles is simple mesmerising.

There is also a light and sound show in the evenings in case you are interested in the history of the Mewar Rulers. You can hire an open jeep and crusade through the winding roads in the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and spot several exotic birds and animals as well.

A two-and-a-half-hour drive from Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh rises like a clenched fist in the face of the sky. Perched at over 6,233 ft above sea level at the tail end of the Aravalli Range in Mewar, the fort affords sweeping views of the dusty plains of Marwar. Built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha, who is said to have established 32 of the 84 major fortifications in Mewar, Kumbhalgarh is the Schwarzenegger of Rajasthani forts, even more impressive than the
more well-known Chittaurgarh.

Once the fort was ready, palaces, temples, bazaars and barracks would spring up within its protective embrace; Kumbhalgarh Fort itself has no less than 365 temples, besides several palaces. It was a building contractor’s dream come true. Basically, there are three things to see and do in Kumbhalgarh: the fort, the fort and the fort. Even today, though deserted and sorely defaced, Kumbhalgarh Fort remains the mainstay of the neighbourhood’s tourism economy.

True, 50 km away there are the Jain Temples at Ranakpur, with their exquisite carvings and forests of stone pillars (1,444 of them); a Sunset Point (6 km) where you can go and watch a fine example of the world’s biggest optical illusion whereby the rising horizon of the rotating earth masquerades as the sinking of the sun; and a 578-sq-km wildlife sanctuary which invites exploration by jeep or horseback. But the fort is still Kumbhalgarh’s star attraction. 

The ceaseless wind seemed to whisper the legends of Kumbhalgarh. How it was captured only once, and that too by a treacherous poisoning of its water supply. How on another occasion, a young woman, a flower-seller, was suborned to show the enemy the way in by strewing tell-tale petals along a secret path. The plot was foiled, and the unfortunate flower girl was bricked up alive in the outer wall, her fate a deterrent to future subversives. Mahipal pointed out a small, white painted outline of a woman on the wall which commemorates the site of the execution. 




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Apr 01 2014
Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary (4 km) The jeep safari to the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary is a bone-rattling affair. Check out the crocodile farm and the birdlife at the Thandi Beri Lake here. Horse riding is arranged by the hotel on request. ◆Entry fee Ind ... read more
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Jun 25 2014
We were visited kumbhalgarh fort, parshuram temple at kumbhalgarh.Its a place every Indian must visit, because its parapet wall is 27kms long which is second longest man made wall in world. It has never been conquered. Maharana Pratap was born here. ...... read more
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Jun 20 2014
Kumbhalgarh is another important historical location near Udaipur named after its ruler Rana Khumbha who built it in 15th century. 1 day visit from udaipur best by taxi or Bus is must. and is a place of historical and monumental importance. The fort ...... read more
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