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Basab Ray chaudhuri

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122 reviewsPosted 2 years ago
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Kumbhalgarh Fort - an amazing fort

Kumbhalgarh is famous for its world famous fort - Kumbhalgarh Fort. It is one of the Mewar Fortress built on a hilltop of 3600 ft high in the Aravalli Range. Maharana of Mewar Rana Kumbha constructed this fort in the 15th century.

The fort is famous for its massiveness. The perimeter wall is 36 km long, longest in India and 2nd longest in world after Great Wall of China. So it is regarded as World Heritage Site. It takes about 2-3 hours to cover the fort. There are as many as 350 temples inside the fort, majority of which are Jain Temples. The perimeter wall top is so wide that soldiers with kaman etc could easily move. I walked for kilometres and enjoyed the Aravalli.

Situated about 100 km from Udaipur. I covered both Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur on the same day leaving Udaipur in the early morning. October to March is the best time to visit these places.

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Anuj Gupta

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13 reviewsPosted 2 years ago
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The wine bottled wall Fort

Route Taken: From Udaipur take NH 76- Gogunda -Take Right towards Wani-Tula-Fatehpur-Machind-Karai-Then take NH49-Dhoran-Morcha-Kelwara-Kumbhalgarh Fort

The route is okay and yes do keep Google maps on and keep asking the locals when in doubt. There are two things which you can do in Kumbhalgarh, they are jungle safari and visit the fort. Both safari and fort will take 2 to 3 hours. We had an to choose between the safari and Haldighati and we decided to go to Haldighati

The climb to reach the fort takes around 45 minutes. There is not much to see in the fort, since all the items are behind locked doors and there are few empty rooms that is all. You can see the place where Maharna Pratap was born, that room is in a dilapidated condition.

You can go on the terrace of the fort and view the magnificent area of the fort which is behind 38 km wine bottled shaped walls. The fort is the Third largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China and the second largest fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh Fort. One should definitely take a walk on the walls. I wanted to walk the whole 38 km but that was not possible and I also had no time, so I walked only a few kilometres.

Do pay a visit to the Banmata Devi Temple, the temple of Kuldevi (the main God of the empire). It is said that because of the magical powers of the Goddess the mughals could not invade the fort after a certain point. The fort has 360 temples out of which most of them are Jain temples.

En-route Haldighati (the last point)

Route Taken: Kumbhalgarh-Kelwara-Morcha-Khamnore-Chetak Smarak (Balicha)

There is only one thing to see here ;i. E; Chetak Smarak, it has a museum, statue of Mahrana Pratap sitting on Chetak, majestic view of Haldighati where more than 18000 soldiers died in one day and a point from where Chetak took a 22 feet jump to save Maharana Pratap from his enemies (that is what locals said, but when I reached that point I become doubtful, since the place was not at all maintained and the water there was also stagnant).

Why we choose Haldighati over jungle Safari, the reason is this, we both has done jungle safari at different places and more over that we always read in out history books about the epic battle and massacre which took place in haldighati and the stories of courageous Chetak (Maharana's Horse) taking a 22 feet jump with 3 only 3 legs in good condition to save the life of Maharana Pratap.

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