Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand locale near Udaipur of Rajasthan state. Kumbhalgarh is the second biggest fort in Rajasthan and is declared as a ‘World Heritage Site’. The fort is a major tourist attraction, many tourists from around the world flocks in to see the architectural magnificence, mesmerizing beauty, and legacy tales.
Here are the few reasons to make the fort an ultimate tourist destination.
- World’s Second Largest Wall
Built on a hilltop 1,100 m (3,600 ft) above sea level on the Aravalli range, the fort of Kumbhalgarh has perimeter walls that extend 36 km (22 mi) and is 15 feet wide making it one of the longest walls in the world.
- The Construction Legend of Kumbhalgarh Fort
The next and one of the most interesting facts about Kumbhalgarh fort is its construction legend itself. Attributed to Rana Kumbha, this fort was built between 1443 – 1458 AD under the supervision of famous architect Mandan. It is believed that the fort was built over the remains of the earlier structure associated with Jain Prince Samprati of the second century BC.
- Birthplace of Maharana Pratap
Kumbhalgarh Fort also holds the honour of being the birthplace of the brave Maharana Pratap, the great warrior of Mewar who didn’t succumb to the giant Mughals. From the top of the fort, you will see layers of green mountains stretching far and wide beyond the fort of Kumbhalgarh, till the point your human eye will be capable of seeing.
- Scenic View
The Fort is presented with mesmerizing natural magnificence. If you are going in the monsoon which is the best season to visit you will discover lavish green Aravali ranges encompassing the fortress, the mists flying through your head and periodic showers. There is ‘ Badal Mahal’ at the highest point of the fortress which takes you to the nearness of mists and on numerous events, you’ll wind up in the mists.
- Lighting and Sound Show
Enormous lights were lit around evening time to enlighten the fort. It utilized around 100kg cotton and 50liters of ghee. This lit the close by ranches where the ranchers worked around evening time. Each night there is a light and sound show done on the premises of the fort.
- Almost 360 Hindu and Jain Temples
The Kumbhalgarh Fort has around 360 temples and surprisingly 300 of them are Jain temples and rest are Hindu temples. The reason for Jain temples in such quantity is due to the fact that the place was earlier ruled by a Jain prince Samprati of the second century B.C
Kumbhalgarh Fort is an amazing tourist destination where you can feel the royal presence. You always have the advantage of halting at various beautiful spots that you encounter in the journey while traveling in the personally hired vehicle. If you are coming to see Kumbhalgarh Fort, then Mana Kumbhalgarh should be your ultimate destination to stay.