Kumbhalgarh is one of the prominent examples of defensive
fortification in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. It is included in
Hill Forts of Rajasthan and it is a World Heritage Site. After
Chittorgarh, The fort of Kumbalgarh was the second most prominent fort
of the Mewar kingdom. It was founded by Rana Kumbha in 15th century.
This fort is rising from a prominent ridge at an altitude of 1914
meters above the sea level. Kumbhalgarh is about 85 km from Udaipur.
Kumbalgarh has temperate climate. Temperature of Kumbalgarh is around
42.6 degree Celsius in summers and it is about 11.6 degree Celsius in
winters. Best time to visit Kumbhalgarh is from October to February.
Common languages which are spoken in Kumbalgarh are Rajasthani,
English and Hindi.
fort is now opened for the public. In the evening it is amazingly
lighten for a few minutes
History of Kumbhalgarh
was founded by Rana Kumbha and his dynasty who were Sisodiarajputs
descendents. Kumbhalgarh is well-known for its historical fort.
Kumbalgarh fort was founded by Rana Kumbh in 15th century AD.
Kumbhalgarh Fort is most elaborative and large. The fort covers a 36
km long wall which has seven ramparts and seven majestic gates, one
within the other which are ideal for nature trail. Last gate-the
'Nimboo Pol' has attractive chambers. The king of Mewar, infant Udai
Singh was hidden in these chambers to save himself from his murderous
intentions of his uncles.
City was founded by Udai Singh. The fort has witnessed many heroic
deeds of great warriors. This formidable fort fell only once to the
army of Akbar and that too because the water supply was contaminated
by the enemy forces.
Tourist Attraction In
tourist attractions in Kumbhalgarh is the
This fort stands on a rocky hill commanding an amazing view of the
sandy desert of Marwar and the harsh and wild scenery of the
Aravallis. It is one of the most inaccessible forts of Rajasthan and
reached with great difficulty. It is enclosed by a series of walls
with bastions and battlements.
Other prominent attractions of Kumbalgarh is the Cloud Palace or
“Badal Mahal”. Cloud Palace offers a scenic view of the surrounding
countryside, it is located at the top of the hill. It was renovated in
the late 19th century. Ranakpur Jain Temples are the nearby attraction
which is about 25 km south west of Kumbhalgarh.
How to Reach Kumbalgarh
Kumbalgarh is connected by rail. Train services links Kumbhalgarh with
some of the important cities of Rajasthan.
Kumbalgarh is well-connected by road. A good network of roads links
Kumbhalgarh with important cities in and outside Rajasthan.
The nearest airport from Kumbalgarh is Udaipur which is about 85 km.
You will visit“Kumbalgarh” during the below Tours of Rajasthan