KUMBHALGARH FORT UDAIPUR
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About kumbhalgarh fort udaipur
Kumbhalgarh Fort built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha is regarded as the second most important fort of the state, after Chittorgarh. The fort, encircled by 13 mountain peaks and standing at 3500 feet above sea level was designed by keeping defensive aspect and was virtually inaccessible to the enemies. This 15th century fort renovated in 19th century has the significance as the birthplace of the great Mewar King Maharana Pratap. The fort has a huge wall that extends over 36 km, referred as “the great wall of India”, with seven gigantic gates, ramparts and watch towers. There are 300 Jain Temples and more than 60 Hindu temples in the Fort complex. The famous palace Badal Mahal (Cloud palace) built by Rana Fate Singh in the 19th century is located at the topmost point of the fort. The magnificent fort offers wonderful views of the surroundings.
Who should visit ?
What makes it special?
The 36 km long gigantic wall of the fort is known as the Great Wall of India, which is regarded as the second largest wall of this kind in the world, after the Great Wall of China.
How to reach?
Kumbhalgarh fort can be reached by bus or taxi from Udaipur city.
How to make this visit memorable?
A lot of walking is involved and hence ensure yourself physically fit before planning the trip. Take sufficient time and enjoy the architectural beauty of the fort. Visit Badal palace and few temples. Capture memorable pictures of the rare moments.
Do’s and Don’ts
It involves a lot of walking to cover the entire fort. Hence old people or those having physical problems should avoid visiting. Do not forget to carry your camera and sufficient drinking water.
The 36 km long massive wall of the fort is regarded as the second largest wall of this kind in the world, after the Great Wall of China.