India is known for being extremely wealthy with culture, heritage and nature. Fort Kumbhalgarh is one of the places where one can visit in India and enjoy all these traits and more. Some reasons to visit Fort Kumbhalgarh are:
The proximity of Kumbhalgarh to other remarkable tourist attractions in India makes good use of the time stayed in India as visitors will get an opportunity to explore a lot of sights. The fort is located in the state of Rajasthan in the Rajasamand District, lying at a distance of 82 km from Udaipur, a popular Indian tourist spot. Within the premise of Kumbhalgarh there are about 360 temples, 300 of which are Jain and the rest are Hindu. The Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple is located near the fort. This Lingam temple was dedicated to Lord Shiva and remains a worship site for the locals.
History and Structure
Kumbhalgarh fort was built in the 15th century AD during the reign of Rana Kumha. The construction took approximately fifteen years. The legendary Maharana Pratap, great king and warrior of Mewar was born w in the fort.
Kumbhalgarh Fort is called the Great Wall of India for running a magnificent distance of around 40 km. The size of the wall puts it just after the Great Wall of China and the Great Wall of Gorgon in Iran. Kumbhalgarh is also the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh fort.
The seven gates of Kumbhalgarh are major attractions. Each gate has its special properties and importance of guarding the fort during rough times. The gates’s names from first to seventh are: Arait Pol, Hulla Pol, Hanumana Pol, Bhaivrava Pol, Paghra Pol, Topekhana Pol, and Nimboo Pol.
Badal Mahal, the palace in the clouds, is situated at the top of the fort. The structure is composed of two stories that are split into two interconnected distinct parts, the Zanana and the Mardana which are adorned with oil paintings.
The climate is moderate from October to April yet summer trips require air conditioning. Frequent monsoons on the region of Kumbhalgarh resulted in wildlife abundance. Visitors who aren’t interested in history will definitely enjoy the rich nature. Tourists can walk or ride on horsebacks through the jungles and take amazing photographs of leopards, sloth bears, wolves, hyena, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai, chausingha and birds.
History and Structure