The second most important bastion is Kumbhalgarh after Chittorgarh in the region of Mewar which is located in the wilderness 84 km north of Udaipur. The fort was built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century AD cradled in the Aravali Ranges. One of the famous places to visit as part of Udaipur trip and one of the top heritage places in Rajasthan is Kumbhalgarh. Between 1443 AD and 1458 AD, a Mewar fortress built by Rana Kumbha is Kumbhalgarh under the supervision of popular builder Mandan. The birthplace of Maharana Pratap who was the great warrior and king of Mewar is Kumbhalgarh. Self contained to withstand a protracted siege in all respect is the fort.
The hostile topography and inaccessibility of the fort is one of the reasons behind this. Against the enemy forces the fort was made in such a way to protect it. The fort fells to the combined army of Amber and Mughal only once in its lifetime that to because of a scarcity of drinking water. The fort also offered refuge to the Mewar rulers in the times of dissension. The popular Jain temple is Bawan Devi Temple in the complex. The group may be ascribed to the period of Rana Kumbhal on the basis of architectural style. Kumbhalgarh was extended during the 19th century. One of the few forts in India that remains unconquered till date is Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan.
A two storied structure divided into two interconnected distinct portions i.e. the Mardana Mahal and the Zanana Mahal is the place. Also Kumbhalgarh tourism and travel is known for a number of other attractions apart from this majestic fort. The best place for the nature lovers is the Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary. The venue of a popular historical battle is the Muchchal Mahavir temple there which is dedicated to Haldighati and Lord Mahavir. Wind along the rugged contours of the Aravali Hills for 36 km, the great ramparts of Kumbhalgarh Fort like a gigantic brown snake.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
This sanctuary is home to a wide variety of wildlife which is spread over an area of 578 sq km west of the fort on the leeward side. Here many birds’ species, flying squirrel, Panther and wolf can be seen. A huge amount of other animals inhabit this sanctuary are sloth bear, grey jungle fowl, wolf, four horned antelope, leopards, chinkara, jungle cat, hyena, nilgai and wolf. Nearby the water holes, it will be easier to spot the wolves because of the scarcity of water. Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary has becomes a favorable destination for tourist because of its easy accessibility from Udaipur. At the sanctuary of Kumbhalgarh an equally vivid bird life exists. From far and wide Kumbhalgarh’s natural beauty attracts tourists.
An ancient hill fort is Kumbhalgarh which is situated in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan at Kumbhalgarh. The Rajasthan’s second most important fort is Kumbhalgarh fort. An array temples inside and a number of fascinating places are the attractions of the fort. After Chittaurgarh the most important fort in Mewar is Kumbhalgarh fort. The fort offers a mesmerizing view of the surroundings and is enclosed by a thick wall which is running up to 36 km. The birthplace of Maharana Pratap who was the great warrior of Mewar is Kumbhalgarh. After Chittaugarh the second largest fort is Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan. After the Great Wall of China, Kumbhalgarh fort has the second largest wall with a wall over 38 km long.
By Road: It is well linked to the Udaipur by road and other major cities in Rajasthan.
By Train: Udaipur is the nearest railway station from Kumbhalgarh which network links Udaipur to Jaipur, Delhi, Mumbai and India’s other cities.
By Air: The nearest airport is Udaipur from Kumbhalgarh.