Kumbhalgarh Tourism
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Kumbhalgarh Tourism

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Kumbhalgarh Info

  • State: Rajasthan
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
Kumbhalgarh lies in the southern part of Rajasthan and is located at about 105 km from the western part of Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh, which is also known as Kumbhalmer is a Mewar fortress, located in the district of Rajsamand in the state of Rajasthan.   

History of Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh was virtually inaccessible in earlier times and the Rana Kumbha of Mewar designed it keeping the defensive aspect of the fort in his mind. The fort designed by him was at a height of 3,500 feet above sea level, which is comfortable enough to provide clear views of the areas of Ajmer and Marwar. 

Although Kumbhalgarh was built in the 15th century it was extended during the 19th century. The site of Kumbhalgarh was earlier a fort, and was under the dynasty of Prince Samprati. He was the Jain descendant of the Mauryan emperors of India. The fort houses more than 360 temples, including 300 ancient Jain ones and the remaining are Hindu temples.               

Things to do in Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh Fort is constructed on a hilltop 1100 metres high.  It is the most important and popular fort in Mewar after Chittaurgarh. The perimeter walls of the fort sprawl across 36 km, making it the third longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China and the Great Wall of Gorgan in Iran. Located 82 km from Udaipur in the northwestern part, the fort was under occupation until the 19th century, after which it was opened for the public as a museum. 

Other than the ancient fort, the Wildlife Sanctuary of Kumbhalgarh is also popular. It covers a land area of 57778 square km and consists of different wild animals and birds. The religious places here include the temple of Muchchal Mahavir, which is popular for artistically carved statues, and the Jain temple of Ranakpur that was built in the year 1438. 

Some of the ancient royal castles here have been converted into heritage sites and hotels like the popular Ghanerao Royal Castle. Haldighati is another popular attraction for being the venue of the most famous historical battle. Apart from these ancient sites, Lake Rajsamand is also a major tourist attraction.   

Travelling to Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh is easily accessible from the cities of Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Pushkar and is the one of the most visited tourist destinations of India. Kumbhalgarh is popular for being the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great warrior of Mewar. Rajasthan State Government Roadways ordinary and deluxe buses

Udaipur airport at a distance of 84 km serves as the closest airport to Kumbhalgarh. Tourists can hire taxis from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh, which costs about Rs 1600. There are regular flights from Udaipur to Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Phalna railway station, which is well connected to Mumbai, Ajmer, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur, is the closest railhead to Kumbhalgarh. 

Rajasthan State Government Roadways ordinary and deluxe buses ply regularly between Kumbhalghar and Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Pushkar.

Accommodation options in Kumbhalghar

Tourists in Kumbhalghar can avail various accommodation options, ranging from budget hotels to 5 star hotels. Tourists can opt for forts converted into heritage hotels to stay in Kumbhalgarh.
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Kumbhalgarh Traveller Reviews

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Yogesh Dhandharia
  • Yogesh Dhandharia
  • 30 photos
  • 22 Reviews

"Adventurous place in the cold chilling Aravalli"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
We get to see too many exciting reviews of Kumbalgarh hence we selected to visit for 4 days with the itinerary to visit Kumbalgarh Fort, Jungle Safari in Aravalli's, Ranakpur Temples, Nathdwara, Haldighati and Eklingji.

First day we started from Udaipur Airport for Kumbalgarh and on the way we did Nathdwara, Ekling and Haldighati. The day was foggy with limited visibility but still with our expert driver we could manage and as the sun shone higher the Fog cleared but this did not stop us and in the whole Journey up to the end we did photography.

Second Day we planned our visit to the Kumbalgarh Fort and the Ranakpur temples. The route to the Ranakpur temples was a long Mountainous route with deep valleys and cool scenic beauties, a good place for the photographers to show skills. We saw the Surya temple and the Famous Jain Temple, both amused us for their artistic sculptures and craftsmanship. We then went to Kumbalgarh fort and climbed up to the top of the Fort from where we could see the whole Aravallis, I tried my level best to capture every moment of it in my Camera.

We stayed back for the most wanted Light and Sound show in the spine shivering cold, with the cool breeze blowing the bones out of our bodies we still watched and heard every bit of it and admired it, if it wouldn't have been the chilling winter we would have gone for a "Once More" session.

Third Day we took the Jungle safari at 3:00 pm, a very new Gypsy came up to us. We were very excited and ready to capture each and every bird and animal but to our luck we could only site few birds and Wild Boar. The only excitement that we got was the Roller Coaster type ride which shook every bit of bone inside in the Aravallis.

Fourth day we left Kumbalgarh for Udaipur to take look around the City of Lakes, Boat Rides and the City palace.
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Alok Chaturvedi
  • Alok Chaturvedi
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 15 Reviews

"Awesome historical place"

  • 5/7
  • Posted Sep 3, 2014
I always had wish to visit places where people like Maharana Pratap, Shiva Ji stayed or ruled. During my visit to Udaipur I got to know that I should visit Kumbhalgarh too. It is a must to visit for people who want to visit historical places. I decided to visit and it was awesome. .
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Swapnil Shah
  • Swapnil Shah
  • Lives in Surat
  • 3 photos
  • 13 Reviews

"Rains lighten up the atmosphere"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jul 14, 2014
It was an awesome trip of two nights and three days. We enjoyed a lot and the rainy season made the atmosphere lively and breezy. It was a good experience and got to see lighting show in the evening at Kumbhalgarh Fort. They charge 100 rupees per person on weekends and 75 rupees per person on weekdays. A lot of people enjoyed. It was a great time.
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Gopal nath Tandon
  • Gopal nath Tandon
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 2 photos
  • 32 Reviews

"A nice place for Fort lovers"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Dec 31, 2013
Kumbhalgarh as known for its Fort and Wild life Sanctuary is a nice place to visit. Wild life sanctuary, however is not open throughout the year. Fort can be visited any time during the year. Summer months, however are not preferable to visit being very hot climate.
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Parag
  • Parag
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews

"Good place for two Days visit - near udaipur"

  • Posted Aug 22, 2013
Good place away from Udaipur, on the way to Jaipur - close to Nathdwara temple (30 KMS); Best time to visit in Winter/Autum time

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Good Rajasthani food in all the hotels in this area; nothing fancy restaurant;
This place is not for shoppers, other than in the village if you can get some art/crafts or in your resort they may teach you about the Rajasthani folk art, pottery...

Activities & things to do: 1. Hiking to nearby places
2. Kumbhalgarh Fort
3. Nathdwara Temple
4. Ranakpur Temple
5. Wild Life sanctuary

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 1. nearest place is Udaipur (80 KMS)
2. On the way to Jaipur you can cover Kumbhalgarh or if you are visiting Nathdwara Temple - you can come to Kumbhalgarh
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Akshay Patel
  • Akshay Patel
  • 2 Reviews

"Kumbhalgarh visit"

  • Posted Jul 24, 2013
Kumbhalgarh fort is a very nice. The fort wall is very high and big, light and sound show is very nice, the temple of bhagwan mahadev is very good

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Sightseeing is very good

Activities & things to do: no activities

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Night stay is compulsory
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Sumit pareek
  • Sumit pareek
  • 2 Reviews

"Nice Holiday"

  • Posted Jun 24, 2013
Kumbhalgarh is very good place specially for those who love adventure and interested in visiting historical places. One can enjoy high adrenalin pumping jungle safari. All around dense forests and high mountains

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: You don't find too many restaurants. One can visit Kumbhalgarh fort the birth place of maharana pratap 2 km, wild life sanctuary, ranakpur-35 km, udaipur-80 km

Activities & things to do: Jungle Safari, visit to fort, Horse riding.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Electricity is major issue but most hotels have gensets, Nearest railway, bus station and airport is Udaipur 80 km from Kumbhalgarh.
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Sharmistha Nath
  • Sharmistha Nath
  • Heritage seeker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 6 Reviews

"Kumbhalgarh: A Wonderful destination"

  • Posted May 9, 2013
Its a beautiful fort. The boundary wall is a wonder, spreads upto 36km. Is so huge one can run a cart through it. There is a marathan held every year. Its birth place of Rana Pratap. The light n sound prog is wonderful. specially the lighting after the program is owesome.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: No shooping

Activities & things to do: One must have night halt at kumbhalgarh

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Be careful during darsan of Srinathji
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Upendra Patel
  • Upendra Patel
  • Lives in Surat
  • 2 Reviews

"heart touching memories"

  • Posted Apr 22, 2013
we were visited kumbhalgarh fort, parshuram temple at kumbhalgarh. place was awesom. we went there by my personel car Maruti alto k-10. it's a Maharana pratap's birth place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: food was excellent in hotel karni palace's roof top restaurant. pl dont miss parshuram temple visit. roads was very good for those who go there by personel vehicle

Activities & things to do: don't miss to watch fort there. if possible cover all 36 kms by walking or by horse. it will be your life time memories. don't miss to visit parshuram temple and sanctury

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: you can go there from haldighati or from shrinathji or from kankroli.
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Kush Shah
  • Kush Shah
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 2 Reviews

"The wall of restlessness"

  • Posted Mar 10, 2013
The place is awesome with Sightseeing and forts.
The rooms and hospitality were good.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Good variety of food items with multi cuisine restaurant..

Activities & things to do: Games and all indoor games were managed very well.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Through holidayiq or own self drive car or mahindra holidays
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