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Kumbhalgarh Fort

History

Situated in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan, Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress constructed during the 15th century by Rana Kumbha, and later developed further upon during the 19th century. Situated 82 km northwest of Udaipur city, Kumbalgarh is the most significant fort in Mewar after Chittorgarh.

Constructed 1100 meters above sea level on a hill’s summit, the fort of Kumbhalgarh contains perimeter walls extending to almost 36 kilometers with frontal walls being 15 feet thick. Having seven equipped entrances, the fort has more than 360 temples within it, out of which 300 are ancient Jain and the rest are Hindu shrines. From the top of the fortress, it is feasible to look far away into the Aravalli Range. The Thar desert too can be comfortably seen from the fort walls, and this shows the great advantage over their enemies which the rulers of this fort had. Kumbhalgarh Fort is now open for public visits and is outstandingly lit for a few minutes each evening.

Best time to visit

Winter is the best time to visit the city to enjoy the citadel’s grandeur with a pleasant weather!

Trivia

As per the common folklore, Maharana Kumbha used to light massive lamps in the fort that used almost 50 kilograms of ghee and 100 kilograms of cotton to provide light for the farmers working during night in the valleys.

Timing

The fort is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.


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