Kumbhalgarh Tourism Images

About Kumbhalgarh Tourism

Like a gigantic brown snake, the great ramparts of Kumbhalgarh Fort wind along the rugged contours of the Aravalli Hills for 36 km. This massive 15th century fort, strategically located at a height of 1,050 m along the border between Marwar and Mewar, was known as "The Eye of Mewar", because it offered a commanding view of the countryside for miles around. Built by Maharana Kumbha, who also built the great fort of Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh was justly reputed to be the most impregnable fort in Rajasthan. Its ramparts are wide enough for six horsemen to ride abreast, and seven fortified gates, studded with threatening spikes, lead to its entrance. The crenellated walls of the fot enclose the smaller fortress of Kartargarh, several palaces and temples now in ruins, fields, water reservoirs and stables.

Sightseeing Places in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan

Navachoki Mamdeva Temple
An interesting temple, the Navachoki Mamdeva Temple, is in a gorge to the east of Kartargarh. It contains several slabs of black granite inscribed with the history of Mewar, the earliest slab dating to 1491. Next to it is the cenotaph of Maharana Kumbha.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary covers 578 sq km of the Aravalli Hills, west of the fort, on the leeward side. Panther, flying squirrel, wolf and many bird species can be seen here.

How to reach Kumbhalgarh

By Air
Nearest airport is Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur.

By Rail
Nearest railhead is Falna.

By Bus
From the north of Udaipur, take NH 76 for about 25 km till Iswal; turn right to the main Losingh crossing from where you turn left for Barwarha, Auda and Kelwara and on to Kumbhalgarh.

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