amongst the lush green hills of the Aravalli Range, the impressive
Kumbalgarh Fort stands out as a proud reminder of the past glory of this
region. Located at a distance of 84 km away from Udaipur, this medieval fort
city is a majestic sight to behold. This fort, which was built in the 15th
century by Rana Kumbha, is the second most important fort in Rajasthan after
the Chittorgarh Fort. A huge 36 km long wall encircles the Kumbalgarh Fort
that has seven majestic gates and ramparts one within the other.
A number of monuments and temples lay scattered all over the Kumbalgarh
Fort and its surrounding areas. Besides, the fort also houses a number of
palaces, some of which are in ruins. The best time to travel to Kumbalgarh
is from September to March.
Attractions of Kumbalgarh
The Badal Mahal or the Palace of the Clouds is one of the most beautiful
palaces inside the Kumbalgarh Fort. The highest of all the structures inside
the fort, this picturesque palace offers a stunning view of the surrounding
countryside and the fort as well.
Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kumbalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary that sprawls over an area of 586 sq km
has a sizeable wildlife population consisting of panthers, sloth bears, four
horned antelopes and scientifically bred crocodiles. Besides, the sanctuary
also attracts a huge number of migratory birds during the winter. The park
is a place you must not miss if you travel to Kumbalgarh.
Mucchal Mahavir Temple
The Mucchal Mahavir temple that is 5 km away from Ghanerao in the
Kumbalgarh Sanctuary is known for its statue of Lord Mahavira with a
mustache. The gateway is decorated with statues of elephants, which give it
a majestic look. A number of colorful Garasia tribal villages located nearby
also draw many tourists to this site.
How To Get There - Kumbalgarh
Udaipur is the nearest airport, which has flights to and from Delhi,
Jaipur, Mumbai and Jodhpur.
Udaipur is the nearest railway station, which is connected to cities like
Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer.
There are many buses from Udaipur to Kumbalgarh. Besides, there are roads
that connect Kumbalgarh to Ranakpur, which is 18 km away.