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Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh Fort is a spectacular Mewar fortress cradled in the Aravali Ranges. The fort was constructed in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. This World Heritage Site is also known for being the birthplace of Maharana Pratap. The fort stands on a hilltop 1,100 m high. It features perimeter walls which run to 36 km, making it one of the longest walls on the planet.

Kumbhalgarh Fort is surrounded by thirteen rising mountain peaks. The huge complex of the fort comprises grand palaces, beautiful temples and stunning gardens. ?In total it has seven massive gates designed uniquely with intricate designs. A total of 360 temples adorn the fort. The Shiva Temple here is extremely popular where devotees visit to see a huge Shivalinga. The fort also houses the Parsva Natha temple which is a Jain Temple built during 1513.

Also, explore the 'Badal Mahal' or the Palace of Cloud of the fort beautified with plenty of stunning rooms with a mix of green, turquoise and white. The palace offers remarkable bird’s eye views of the town.

How to Reach

By Air:? Dabok Airport in Udaipur is the closest airport to Kumbhalgarh, located 168 km away.

By Rail: Rather than taking train to Kumbhalgarh, travellers can take train to Rani.

By Road: There are no buses available to Kumbhalgarh. Nearest bus stand is Nathdwara(shrinathji).

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