Kumbhalgarh has one of the finest examples of defensive fortifications not only in Rajasthan but in India.
Located at a height of over 3000 feet stands the mighty Kumbhalgarh Fort and the perimeter wall is an astounding about 10 kilometers.
Inside the periphery wall, there are large number of temples. A large number of these are Jain temples.
There is no road linking these ruins, so you'll have to pull up your socks and walk.
Kumbhalgarh is surrounded by a wildlife sanctuary. The main attraction here would be panther, sloth bear, wild boar, four-horned antelope, or crocodiles. Crocodiles are "Scientifically Bred" in a lake in the Crocodile Farm.
The main attraction here would be panther, sloth bear, wild boar, four-horned antelope, or crocodiles. Crocodiles are "Scientifically Bred" in a lake in the Crocodile Farm.
Kumbhalgarh fort is surrounded by a majestic thick wall which is approximately 15 KMS long. It has seven huge gates and claims to be the second longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. The width of wall varies from 15 to 25 feet.
There is a victory gate at the fort, which has never been breached as the fort remains unconquered.
The palace is also called Badal Mahal as clouds often slides across its roof during monsoon. One can climb to the highest roof along the domes and get a birds’ eye view of the fort and surrounding areas.
There is an interesting fact about Kumbhalgarh Fort – it has a fort within itself. Named Kartargarh, the inner fort has a palace built by Maharana Fateh Singh after he had pulled down the old palace built by Rana Kumbha.
The birthplace of Rana Pratap is believed to be in the mansion known as Jhalia ka Malia, or the Palace of Queen Jhalia. This simple palace situated near Pagda Pol is made of rubble stone with simple walls and a flat roof. Traces of paintings can be still be seen on the walls.
Sound and Light show run daily after sun set and half an hour illumination of the whole fort is done after sound and light programme is over.