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Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh is about 85 km from Udaipur which is located in the north western Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh is an excellent example of defensive fortification in Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh stands on the site of an ancient fortress which dates back to the 2nd century AD, belonging to a Jain descendant of India's Mauryan emperors.

Kumbhalgarh is well-known for its 15th century fort and a game sanctuary. Kumbhalgarh is the city of forts, it is linked with other parts of Rajasthan by road. Kumbhalgarh fort was the second most prominent fort of the Mewar kingdom after Chittorgarh. This fort is rising from a prominent ridge at an altitude of 1914 meters above the sea level.

"Nimboo Pol" It is the last gate of the fort which has attractive chambers inside.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh fort has 21 wonderfully ornamented air-conditioned rooms with individual open terrace and marble inlay with uninterrupted view. Kumbhalgarh Fort was founded by Rana Kumbh between 1445 and 1458 AD. Kumbhalgarh Fort provides an excellent view of the countryside. The large fort of Kumbalgarh is encompassed by a long wall, it has 7 majestic gates and 7 ramparts, one within the other which are perfect for nature trail. The wall of the Fort is very thick and is the second largest wall in the world. There are temples, fields, palaces, farms and water sources within the fort.  

History of Kumbhalgarh Fort

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. Udai Singh was the founder of Udaipur City. 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.

Other Attraction in Kumbhalgarh

In addition to Kumbalgarh Fort, the other prominent attraction of Kumbalgarh is Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary: Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary extends over an area of 586 square km. Wild animals which are found in the sanctuary are Wild Boar, Four-horned Antelope,  Panther, Sloth Bear etc.  One of the most important attraction of the sanctuary is scientifically bred crocodiles. The sanctuary becomes the dwelling of various migratory birds like Spoonbills, Egrets, Flamingoes, Cormorants etc. during winters. 

Kumbhalgarh Fort Temple

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort View

Kumbhalgarh Fort Temple

Kumbhalgarh Fort Inside

Kumbhalgarh Fort Wall

Temple in Kumbhalgarh Fort

Veiw from Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort Wall

Kumbhalgarh Mural

Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary

Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary

 

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