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Kumbhalgarh is also a birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. The Kumbalgarh fort It is the most important fort in Mewar after Chittaurgarh. It is claimed to be the longest in the world after the Great Wall of China. Over 360 temples are within the fort, 300 ancient Jain and the rest Hindu.

Kumbhalgarh

The fort was built in the 15th century by Maharana Kumbha. The highest fort and the most formidable one Kumbalgarh fort could not be even captured by the Mughals. It took the combined forces of Delhi, Amber and Marwar to win it. The fort provides a beautiful view of the countryside.

The second biggest wall after the great wall of China the 37 km long long wall with 7 gates and 25 ft thick ramparts is alos complimented by a underground passage leading to a asecret tunnel for escape. Hanuman pol, Ram pol, Bhairava Pol, Paghra pol, Topkhana pol, and Nimboo pol are the 6 gates.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary surrounds the Kumbhalgarh fortress


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How to reach
Kumbhalgarh is located close to Udaipur. The nearest airport from Kumbhalgarh is Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh is connected to Udaipur (64kms) by road.

What to see

Kumbhalgarh Fort
The Kumbalgarh fort perches on 13 montain peaks of the Aravallis. A steep climb to the narrow road leads to the enterance. It was also the home of the enstranged Mugal prince Jehangir from his father Shah Jahan. Also here are the ancient jain temples which dates back to the Maurayan period.
This historic fort has many interesting features that will astonish you. The Aret pol is the first gate and it was used to send mirror signals to all the other gates in the event of a emergency. The two gates of Ram pol and Vijay Pol has 3 stone statues in between . It i said that three muslim ladies were buried alive here as a punishment for helping the enemies. Inside the fort is another fort named Kartargarh fort .

It has around 365 templesand was built was Maharana Fateh Singh. Topkhana pol has an underground gate that leads to a secret tunnel. Hanuman pol is the third gate and has a shrine of Lord Hanuman. Nimboo pol is the last gate and in history Udai Singh was saved from Bundi and kept in these chambers by his maid Panna Devi when his uncles had planned to kill him to take the throne.

Hulla pol still has cannon shots of the war with the Mughals. Paghra pol is where the cavalry assembled before the battle. The Fateh Prakash palace has the durbar hall and is advanced in ventilation. Vijay Stambha is the victory tower and the Badal Mahal is one of the most beautiful palaces and the soaring height over other palaces inside the Kumbalgarh fort.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
This is one of the few parks that allows people on horseback.

Shiva temple
It has the 5 ft high shivaling

Neelkanth temple
There is the idol of Kuber - the lord of wealth

Ranakpur Jain temple
50 kms away from Kumbalgarh, it has the marble Jain temples and the Sun temple. The Jain temples are dedicated to Lord Adinatha.

Muchchal Mahavir temple
It is 5 kms away from Ghanerao in the Kumbhalagrh sanctuary and here Lord Mahavira has a mustache.

Haldighati
It was the venue of the famous battle of Rana Pratap and the mughal emperor Akbar. A beautiful cenotap of marble is built here. A small chattri commemorates the heroisim of Chetak the horse of Maharana Pratap who carried its master to safety even after being injured badly in the battle. The mud of this area is notably yellowish in colour.

Garasia Trabal Village
Around the Mucchal Mahavira temple are these tribal villages. One can have a walk to these villages and have a look at the lifestyle, culture and traditions of the poeple there.






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