Places to visit near Udaipur: Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort was built and ruled by Rana Kumbha.

It is a Mewar fortress on Aravalli hills.

World heritage site and a must visit.

It was built in 15th century by Rana Kumbha.

The birthplace of the great Maharana Pratap is also Kumbhal Garh.

Kumbalgarh is situated 82 km northwest of Udaipur by road.

It is the most important fort after considering Chittorgarh Fort.

We will talk about the Chittorgarh Fort in an upcoming blog.

The wall of the fort is 36 kilometers the second largest after The Great Wall Of China.

The Fort is built at the hilltop over eleven hundred meters.

Approx 3600 ft above the sea level.

There are over 360 temples within the fort, the majority of them are of ancient Jain and rest Hindus.

Lakhola Tank is the most noticeable in the fort.

Constructed by Rana Lakha in 1382-1421 CE.

The tank had a depth of 40 ft during independence and since then has been raised to 60 ft.

 

Hindu Temple 
a Ganesh temple built on a 10+ feet platform.
It is known as the earliest one to built in the fort.
Mahadev temple is also located in eastern side built in 1458 CE.

 

Jain Temple
 a Parsva Natha Temple built in 1513.
Mataji temple, also called Kheda Devi temple is south of  Neela Kanth temple.
 Surya Mandir, Pital Shah Jain temple, Mamdeo temple, Golera Jain temple, and many more temples are inside the fort.

Here is the advertisement of Rajasthan Government featuring Kumbhal Garh.

 

 

Covering an area of 578 sq. Km, Kumbhalgarh sanctuary encircles the massive fort of Kumbhalgarh.

Wild animals and birds and attracts tourists towards the natural beauty.

 

Here are some more pictures of Kumbhal Garh Fort.

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This was a very short information about Kumbhal Fort.

Have you ever visited Kumbhal Garh Fort?

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