Kumbhalgarh is a famous tourist destination located in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan. Also referred to as Kumbhalmer, this place is located in the Southern part of the state. Kumbhalgarh is one of the supreme examples of the forts constructed to guard the kingdom of Mewar from the enemy forces in the state of Rajasthan. Located at a distance of about 84 KM from Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh is renowned for Kumbhalgarh Fort – a huge structure which was instrumental in guarding Mewar and also for a Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary that surrounds the fort. This famous Kumbhalgarh Fort is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap - the great king and warrior of Mewar. So come and lose yourself in the fascinating charms of this ancient fort town by choosing any of Kumbhalgarh holiday packages available at EaseMyTrip.in.
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This fort was built by King Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. It is a Mewar fortress, located on the banks of the River Banas. Surrounded by 13 peaks, watchtowers, and bastions, this fort is the second most important fortress in the state of Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh Fort stretches across 36 km of the Aravallis. It houses a domed palace constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh.
Badal Mahal, also called as the 'Palace of Clouds' is situated on top of the Kumbhalgarh Fort. This palace has two storeys and the whole building is divided into two interconnected segments called the Zanana Mahal and Mardana Mahal. The rooms of these palaces are painted with pastel-coloured murals, representing the period of the 19th century. Turquoise, green and white are the main colours of the flamboyant rooms.
Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple:
It is situated close to the Kumbhalgarh Fort. This temple has six feet Shiv-ling which is made of stone. The shrine is devoted to Hindu Lord Shiva, who is considered to be the only deity of the area. According to history, King Rana Kumbha used to worship this deity, and in an unpleasant incident, he was beheaded by his own son at a time when he was offering prayers at the shrine.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary:
Located at a distance of 65 km from Udaipur, this sanctuary, which is spread over an area of 578 sq km, has derived its name from the fort and covers parts of Udaipur, Rajsamand and Pali districts. It is the only sanctuary in Rajasthan, where wolves can be found. Hyenas, leopards, jackals, sloth bears, sambars, jungle cats, , chausinghas (four horned antelopes), nilgais, chinkaras, and hares can be spotted here.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Mammadev Temple, Parshuram Temple, Vedi Temple, Haldighati etc are some of the other famous attractions of Kumbhalgarh. If you get extra time, do try to visit any of these places on your Kumbhalgarh travel.