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Kumbhalgarh Tourism

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  • 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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Rajshekhar Roy

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"A Historic spot in the Aravallis" new review

  • 5/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Nestled amidst the Aravalli hills, Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan offers a great weekend getaway for those looking for a place to relax and unwind in a serene and secluded place. It is located between Udaipur and Mt. Abu and tourists visiting these places would find it worth their while to make a stopover here just to see the imposing Kumbhalgarh fort.

The fortress replete with history of Rajput valour, is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, Stretching across a vast expanse, the kumbhalgarh fort is formidable and majestic, with palace rooms, gardens, courtyards and some beautifully sculpted temples. The ramparts of the fort present ruggedly beautiful views of the surrounding hills. There is also a sound and light show, which is very well presented, explaining the history of the fort.

In addition, there is a wildlife reserve nearby for which jeep safaris are arranged. Another must visit is the exquisite Jain temple complex in Ranakpur. The temple should ideally be visited from noon to 5. 00 pm when photography is permitted. The two-hour drive through the hills is as enjoyable as the destination.

We stayed at the Club mahindra resort in Kumbhalgarh for almost a week as we had mainly gone for an extended stay, in a peaceful and relaxed ambience. We enjoyed our morning and evening walks on the secluded hilly roads, taking in the quiet beauty and solitude of the surroundings. The resort had organized a Rajasthani folk music and dance program on one of the evenings, which was thoroughly entertaining.

Any trip to any part of Rajasthan is incomplete without savouring its delicious cuisine. However, rajasthani food is anything but light as it is served with generous dollops of ghee, but is well worth the indulgence. What we enjoyed the most were the mogar and mawa kachoris, though these would be more readily available near Udaipur or jodhpur.

Kumbhalgarh is easily accessible from Udaipur, the road trip takes about two hours. Another railhead is at Falna, also two hours by road, suitable for train travellers wanting to reach from Abu Road, Ajmer and Ahmedabad. We had taken the intercity express from ahmedabad at 9am which reached Falna in about 5 hours. The road trip from Abu or udaipur or jodhpur is probably the more popular option to reach kumbhalgarh.
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Priyesh Shah ca

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  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  •  2 helpful votes
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"Full on Masti - Paisa Vasool"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
If you have a good gang of friends, you will definitely enjoy the place. All you need is just Mastivala group as at this place you will not find many site seeing and hence staying at a place with leisure and making fun sitting together is the main thing that you can enjoy at this place.
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Vikash Golechha

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  • Vikash Golechha
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"Good place to visit during winter"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
If you want to unwind and relax, then this is the place to be. You can visit the fort here and enjoy its beauty. It was the place where maharana pratap was born. You can also enjoy the ancient canons on display.

Visit the lake hereby where you will find hundreds of catfish waiting to be fed.

A visit to the ranakpur jain temple is a must. Its a beauty. I was just in awe with its delicate carvings. They say the temple has many pillars which is very uncommon.

We ate at the local restaurants here but were left with very few choices but nevertheless it was a welcome break to taste street food.
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Vinod Govindwani

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  • Lives in Pune
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"Sign of courage, art and architecture"

  • 7/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Historic and marvellous. Such a huge structure on top of the hill, historic heritage, sign of courage, art and architecture. Must see especially for children who are studying, they can see what they are reading in books. Light show at night, don't afford to miss it. One of the best destination for travellers.
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Yogesh Dhandharia

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"Adventurous place in the cold chilling Aravalli"

  • 7/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2015
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

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  • Alok Chaturvedi
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 15 Reviews
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"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

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"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

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"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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"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

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"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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