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KUMBHAL GARH
Built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha of Chittaurgarh, Kumbhalgarh is Rajasthan's highest fort, and its most formidable. If its air is rife with medieval tales of intruigue and treachery.

Kumbhalgarh is located in Rajasthan; precisely in its southern part. It is situated at about 105Kms to the west of Udaipur. It is quite a unique and an interesting destination, which attracts tourists from not only all over the country but also all across the globe. The location of Kumbhalgarh has always given it an added advantage as far as history is concerned. This fort was virtually inaccessible in the 15th century. Rana Kumbha of Mewar designed this fortress. He designed this great defensive fortress on a hill, which was situated at a height of 3,500 feet above the earth's surface, which is approximately 1100 metres high. The person standing on the fort can easily see the approaches made by any individual from Ajmer and Marwar.

Today, because of this fort being easily accessible from Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Pushkar and yet being beautiful, Kumbhalgarh has turned into the highly visited and an attractive tourist destination. A couple of attractions at Kumbhalgarh include the massive Kumbhalgarh fort which was constructed in the 15th century and whose wall surrounding it is supposed to be the second longest wall after the Great wall of China. Another reason why people visit Kumbhalgarh is the wild life sanctuary, which covers an area of about 57778sq Km and is an abode to a huge variety of wildlife as well as several exotic birds.

History of Khumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh is known for its historical fort. Kumbhalgarh fort is the second most important fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. This fort was built in 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha between 1445 and 1458 AD. The massive fort, encompassed by a 36 km long wall, has seven majestic gates and seven ramparts, one within the other which are ideal for nature trail. The Last gate-the 'Nimboo Pol' has fascinating chambers. According to history, the infant Udai Singh who later founded Udaipur, was smuggled from Bundi and was hidden in these chambers to save himself from his murderous intentions of his uncles. The fort has witnessed many heroic deeds of great warriors.

Tourist Attraction In Khumbhalgarh

The main tourist attractions in Kumbhalgarh is the Kumbhalgarh Fort.Even today, it is one of the most inaccessible forts of Rajasthan and reached with great difficulty. This fort stands on a rocky hill commanding an excellent view of the wild and rugged scenery of the Aravalis and the sandy desert of Marwar. It is defended by a series of walls with battlements and bastions. The other attraction is the “Badal Mahal” or the Cloud Palace. This palace which is situated at the top of the hill offers a scenic view of the surrounding countryside. It was renovated in the late 19th century. Near to Kumbhalgarh are the Ranakpur Jain Temples which is about 25 km south west of Kumbhalgarh.
 
 
 
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