After the Great Wall of China, Kumbhalgarh Fort is referred to as the Great Wall of India because of its massive walls. The UNESCO world heritage site has also secured a place for itself in many record books as Kumbhalgarh Fort boasts of the longest wall in India.
Here are some interesting facts about the Kumbhalgarh Fort you must know prior visit.
• During 15th century AD, the Kumbhalgarh Fort gets its name from Maharana Kumbha who built it and it took over a hundred years to build it. During the 19th century, it was renovated by Maharaja Fateh Singh.
• They are known as the World’s second largest wall after the Great Wall of China. The wall continuously stretches to 36Kms and is 15 feet wide.
• This impeccable fort boasts of seven massive gates. The seven ramparts folded with one another with extraordinarily designed walls toughened by curved bastions and huge watchtowers.
• This enchanting grand fort has over 360 temples within the walls. It is believed that the temples have been built by the Mauryans. The 300 temples are considered to be Jain temples and the rest 60 are for Hindu Deities.
• The fort is surrounded by the Kumbhalgarh National Park which is an abode of a great variety of flora and fauna. The wildlife in this national park is Hyena, Toddycats, Wolf, Nilgai, and Sambhars and is also famous for panthers and leopards.
• The fort is also known for its beautiful palace which is known as ‘Badal Mahal’ or the Palace of Cloud. This extravagant palace offers a panoramic view of the thirteen mountain peaks of the Aravalli range which protect the Kumbhalgarh Fort.
• This invincible fort is the highest and most formidable in the state of Rajasthan which stands majestically on 1180m high ridge.
• The best season you can visit here is the monsoon where you will find lush green Aravalli ranges surrounding the fort with mesmerizing natural beauty.
• The Neelkanth Mahadev is the ancient shiv temple inside the fort with a huge Shivaling of approximately 5 feet in height.
Kumbhalgarh Fort is located at around 90 Km from Udaipur which is a major tourist attraction and many tourists from all over the world flocks into this tourist destination. As there are many jungle lodges and heritage properties in the vicinity but the best hotel in Kumbhalgarh is definitely Mana Kumbhalgarh which offers all creature comforts for those who willing to stay back in Kumbhalgarh after sunset.
You can also try trekking in the Kumbhalgarh National Park only if you stay at hotels near Kumbhalgarh Fort. Plan your visit to Kumbhalgarh Fort and book your room at Mana Kumbhalgarh which is just 2 km away from the magnificent Kumbhalgarh fort and 45 km from the Ranakpur Jain temple which is also known for its magnificent marble sculptures.