The famed battle field which saw the historic battle fought between Rana Pratap, the brave Rajput leader and son of Udai Singh and the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1576. Rana Pratap is regarded as the local hero who fought valorously till the end and a memorial cenotaph or Chattri stands on the battle field, a true testimony of the love of his subjects for whom he waged the war. Another chattri has been erected nearby in honor of Chetak, the loyal horse of Rana Pratap which carried its wounded master away from the enemy's clutches and is said to have galloped across the valleys and hills till it dropped dead.
Muchchal Mahavir Temples:
Located at a distance of almost 5 km from the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, the majesticmustached Lord Mahavira is the presiding idol of the temple. The beautiful elephants and other carved ornamentations speak volumes of the dedication and enterprise put into its construction.
Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary :
KA number of good hotels such as The Aodhi Hotel, The Kumbhalgarh Fort Hotel, The Kumbhal Castle Hotel and The Ratandeep Hotel make the visitor's stay at Kumbalgarh a luxurious experience.
Attractions at Kumbhalgarh Fort:
Massive Entrance, Ram Pol: The massive entrance gate of the fort is known as Ram Pol. This gate itself is a symbol of the sheer grandness of this fort.
Nearby Temples that include Ganesh Temple, Swami Narayan Temple, Neelkanth Mahadeva Temple, Vedi Complex etc: After entering through the main entrance, you come across the group of temples at both sides of the main entrance. At the left hand side there is a Ganesha Temple and a Swami Narayan Temple. At the right hand side, there is a Vedi Complex, Neelkanth Mahadeva Temple, Parsvanath Temple etc. Many of these temples were built during the reign of Rana Kumbha.
Palaces that include Kumbha Palace, Badal Mahal and the Birthplace of Maharana Pratap: There are mainly three palaces inside the fort at different heights. A road from the main entrance leads towards the palaces along the Ganesha Temple and Swami Narayan Temple. After passing through a gate known as Pagda Pole, you come across the first palace, Kumbha Palace. This palace, a two storeyed edifices, consisting of two rooms, a corridor and some open spaces, are now in a highly ruined state.
Near Pagda Pol, along the Kumbha Palace, there is another mansion known as Jhalia ka Malia or the Palace of The Queen Jhalia. This is the place where Maharana Pratap was believed to be born. The traces of old painting can still be seen on the wall.
Badal Mahal or The Palace of Clouds was built by Rana Fateh Singh and named so because of its situation at the highest point of the fort. The palace had a separate section for males and females. In the female section, there were stone windows with jalis, so that the queens and other ladies could see the court proceedings and other events in privacy.
Temples beyond the entrance gate that include Gole Rao Group of Temples , Jain Temples etc: Beyond the entrance gate, about 2 kms away, there are many temples scattered in the fort area popularly known as Golerao Group of Temples. If you are lacking of time, then better to click them from the top of the Badal Palace. If you have time, you can walk on a paved road going along the Vedi Complex and Neelkanth Mahadeva Temple. Located in the middle of hilly terrains and surrounded by thorny bushes, these temples are a perfect place to spend some moments.
In an attempt to revive, enliven and highlight the glorious history of the days gone by, RTDC has recently started an awe-inspiring Sound and Light show at the fort. The 40 minute show brings to life anecdotes of the bravery of Maharanas, the nobility of the Courtiers and the loyalty of royal servants.
Lit up at night, the fort is more striking than in the day. Itís grandiose is a reminder that a combination of talent, skill and determination can result in real beauty.
The Sound and Light show is performed at the Kumbalgarh Fort daily, starting at 18.45 hrs. Entry fee is Rs. 150 for Indians and Rs, 250 for foreigners.
Castle Jhoomar Baori :RTDC Hotel Castle Jhoomar Baori, Ranthambhore, Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan, India Castle Jhoomar Baori is the leading heritage hotel of the town. It offers a breathtaking view of the forest reserve and the hills. It offers all the modern facilities and impeccable services to the guests at reasonable cost. It is operated by Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation. Room service, cleanliness, comfort, homely atmosphere, lots of leisure options and tranquility are few of the reasons that most of the travelers prefer residing here.