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THE GLORY OF KUMBHALGARH FORT

Kumbhalgarh-fort, heritageofindia, Indian Heritage, World Heritage Sites in India, Heritage of India, Heritage IndiaHeritage of India - The majestic fort of Kumbhalgarh which is famous for being undefeated and having second largest wall in the world after the great wall of china, stretches some 38 kilometers with a width enough take eight horses abreast and wall runs through the forest area which falls under Kumbhalgarh National Park.

Kumbhalgarh fort was built in 15th century by Rana Kumbha, situated 82 km northwest of Udaipur by road. This fort is declared as UNESCO'S World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan along with Golden Fort of Jaisalmer, Amber fort, Ranthambore fort, Chittorgarh fort in 2013.

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Panoramic View of Kumbhalgarh Fort
There is a palace named Palace of Queen or Jhalia ka Malia situated near Pagda Pole is believed to be the birthplace of great warrior of Mewar density, Maharana Pratap and second largest fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh Fort. This massive fort was believed to be the most secure fort which is used to have 7 huge gates named Arait Pol, Hulla Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ram Pol, Bhairava Pol, Paghra Pol, Top-khana Pol and Nimboo Pol guarded by cannons and immense watchtowers. This fort is great example of Rajput Military hill architecture.

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Badal Mahal View Kumbhalgarh Fort
The palace named Badal Mahal Palace is right at the top of the Kumbhalgarh fort, has beautiful and spacious rooms with amazing panoramic view of surrounding Aravalli Hill range. There are over 360 temples within the fort, 300 ancient Jain and the rest Hindu.

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Great Wall of Kumbhalgarh Fort
Visitors can also take a ride to Kumbhalgarh National Park which is famous for panthers and leopards. Other wild life in this national park is Hyena, Toddy cats, Wolf, Chansinga, Neelgai, Sambhars, Crocodiles, Grey Jungle fowl, Peacocks, Wild boars, Beers etc. Kumbhalgarh also attracts thousands of tourist every year in Kumbhalgarh Festival, held during winter season.

In every evening at round 6:45 pm there is a light and sound show at the fort, that tells the history of the fort with light effects and sound. Entry fees for the show is Rs. 75/- INR for 45 minutes.

Best time to visit

Kumbhalgarh Fort is situated in small town in Rajsamand District in Rajasthan, can be visited in any time of the year. Because of lush green surroundings temperature remains good round the year but it gives best views and bird watching experience in rainy season. Kumbhalgarh Fort is easily accessible from the city of Udaipur.

Entrance fee:

Indian Citizens and Visitors of SAARC: 15/- INR
Foreigner: Rs.200/- INR
(Free entry for children below the age of 15)


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