About Kumbhalgarh

Ideal Trip Duration: Full Day

Base Station: Kumbhalgarh, Udaipur (89 Kms)

Nearest City to Kumbhalgarh: Udaipur (89 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Kumbhalgarh: October to March

Peak Season: December to February

State: Rajasthan | District: Rajsamand

Kumbhalgarh Weather: Summer: Max - 45°C and Min - 20°C
Winter: Max - 35°C and Min - 11°C

At a distance of 48 km from Rajsamand, 52 km from Nathdwara, 89 km from Udaipur, 191 km from Jodhpur and 347 km from Jaipur, Kumbhalgarh, also known as Kumbhalmer, is a historical fortress located in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan and also one of the top historical Rajasthan tourist places.

Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress built by Maharana Kumbha in the 15th century AD. It is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. The original fort of Kumbhalgarh is believed to have been built by King Samprati, the Mauryan prince. Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. Although Kumbhalgarh was built in the 15th century it was extended during the 19th century.

Kumbhalgarh Fort was designed by Rana Kumbha keeping the defensive aspect of the fort in his mind. Encircled by thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort is constructed on the top most ridges around 3, 500 feet above sea level and is virtually inaccessible in earlier times. In the times of dissension, the fort also offered refuge to the rulers of Mewar. Even, the baby king Udai Singh was kept here safe during the time of battles.

The impregnable Kumbhalgarh Fort boasts of seven massive gates, seven ramparts folded with one another with designed walls toughened by curved bastions and huge watch towers. The strong structure and solid foundation of the Fort made it unbeatable till date. With a wall over 38 km long, the fort has the second largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. The front walls are fifteen feet thick.

The fort houses more than 360 temples, including 300 ancient Jain ones and the remaining are Hindu temples. Amongst all of them, Shiva Temple is worth visiting that comprises a huge Shivlinga (Phallic form). Badal Mahal or the Palace of Cloud, Lakhola Tank, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary and Mammadev Temple are the other places to visit in Kumbhalgarh.

Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur is the nearest airport, which is about 97 km from Kumbhalgarh. The airport is served by flights from Delhi, Mumbai, and Jaipur. Udaipur Railway Station is the nearest railhead, which is about 89 km from Kumbhalgarh and is well connected by trains with Delhi, Kolkata, Jalpaiguri, Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Chittorgarh, Indore, and Khajuraho. Kumbhalgarh is well connected by bus with Udaipur, Nathdwara, Jodhpur and Rajsamand.

Being the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, Kumbhalgarh has become a top tourist destination in Rajasthan. Visitors will find a wide variety of hotels in Kumbhalgarh, ranging from luxury heritage hotels to economical resorts. Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh, The Haveli Resort, Kumbhalgarh Forest Retreat and The Aodhi are some popular hotels in Kumbhalgarh.

The best time to visit Kumbhalgarh is from October to March while the peak season is from December - February. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for visiting the monuments and other places of interest in Kumbhalgarh.

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Other Info
Internet Availability: Average
STD Code: 02954
Languages Spoken: Rajasthani, Hindi and English
Major Festivals: Kumbhalgarh Dance Festival
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How to Reach Kumbhalgarh

By Air

Nearest Airport: Udaipur - Maharana Pratap Airport / Dabok Airport (97 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Udaipur City Railway Station (89 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Kumbhalgarh Bus Stop (0 Kms)

Top 10 Places to Visit in Kumbhalgarh

Heritage

#1 of 4 Places to Visit in Kumbhalgarh

At a distance of 500 m from Kumbhalgarh Bus Stop, Kumbhalgarh is an ancient hill fort situated at Kumbhalgarh in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. It is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. Kumbhalgarh is one of the top heritage places in Rajasthan and also one of the popular places to visit as part of Udaipur trip.

Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress built by Rana Kumbha between 1443 AD and 1458 AD under the supervision of famous architect Mandan. The fort was constructed on the site of an older castle ascribed to Samprati, a Jaina prince of the 2nd century BC. Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. Although Kumbhalgarh was built in the 15th century it was extended during the 19th century.

The Fort was designed by Rana Kumbha keeping the defensive aspect of the fort in his mind. Encircled by thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort is constructed on the top most ridges around 3, 500 feet above .....

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Heritage | Pilgrimage

#2 of 4 Places to Visit in Kumbhalgarh

At a distance of 33 km from Kumbhalgarh Fort, and 97 km from Udaipur, Ranakpur Jain Temple is one of the holy places of Jain religion situated at Ranakpur near Sadri town in Pali district of Rajasthan.

Ranakpur is one of the five most important Jain pilgrimage sites of India. The Jain temples in this town are dedicated to Lord Adinath, who was the first Jain Tirthankara. The most popular of the Jain temples present in the place includes the Chaumukha Temple. Maharana Kumbha allotted land and encouraged his minister Dharana Shah to build this famous Jain temple. Dharana Shah under the spiritual influence of Acharya Somasundarsuriji has selected the plan of Depak of Mundara to construct the temple. The construction of the temple began in year 1446 and in 1496 the idol was installed.

The temple is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinath. The complex structure of the temple has four separate entrance doors to penetrate in the chambers. These chambers lead to the main hall or garbhagriha, .....

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Wildlife

#3 of 4 Places to Visit in Kumbhalgarh

At a distance of 3 km from Kumbhalgarh Fort, 48 km from Rajsamand, 51 km from Nathdwara, and 98 km from Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the lush green environs of Aravalli ranges in Kelwara tehsil of Rajsamand district, Rajasthan. It is a major attraction for the tourists coming to Udaipur and also one of the top places to visit in Kumbhalgarh.

Spread across an area of 578 sq. km, the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary surrounds the Kumbhalgarh Fort and is named after the impressive historic fort that overlooks the park. Once the hunting grounds of royals, this area was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1971. The sanctuary lies at an altitude of 500 to 1,300 m, covering parts of Rajsamand, Udaipur, and Pali districts. A number of Garasia and Bhils tribals can be seen here, living in their traditional huts.

The sanctuary houses many wildlife species like chausinga or four-horned antelope, panther, wild boar, wolf, sloth bear, jackal, sambar, chinkara, leopards, .....

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Heritage

#4 of 4 Places to Visit in Kumbhalgarh

At a distance of 249 km from Ahmedabad, 399 km from Jaipur, 656 km from Delhi, 642 km from Agra, and 772 km from Mumbai, Udaipur is a historical city and also the administrative headquarters of the Udaipur district in the Indian State of Rajasthan. Udaipur is among the top tourist places in Rajasthan and also one of the most romantic cities of India.

Located at the base of the Aravali mountain range, Udaipur is also referred to as the 'Venice of the East' and the 'City of Lakes'. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana. Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia clan of Rajput founded the city in 1559 AD, and shifted his capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur. It remained as the capital city till 1818 AD when it became a British princely state, and thereafter the Mewar province became a part of Rajasthan when India gained independence in 1947. Udaipur is the birth .....

Distance (From Kumbhalgarh Bus Stop): 89 Kms
Trip Duration (From Kumbhalgarh Bus Stop - Including Travel): 2 Full Days
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