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Kumbhalgarh Fort - Amazing view, wildlife & adventure

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Kumbhalgarh Fort

Akash Raghuwanshi
21st Apr 17

Kumbhalgarh Fort, maharana pratap birth place

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Kumbhalgarh Fort

Pragnesh Chauhan
2nd Jan 18

Good fort view

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Kumbhalgarh Fort

Surjeetbangali
15th Dec 17

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Reasons to go to Kumbhalgarh

1To behold the workmanship of Kumbhalgarh Fort, known as Great Wall Of India
To behold the workmanship of Kumbhalgarh Fort, known as Great Wall Of India

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq says, “Kumbhalgarh Fort is a world heritage site and it is situated in the western range of Aravalli hills. It is a hill fort, which was built by Maharana Kumbha during 1443 to 1458 of Mewar. In the same fort, Maharana Udai Singh was brought up as he was shifted from Chittorgarh, this fort was a strategic fort of Mewar and it is a birthplace of the great warrior Maharana Pratap. This fort is also famous for its fortress wall which is considered to be next to the great wall of China.

This elaborate fort was designed and work was supervised by the famous architect of that period Madan or Mandan, as the remains of Kumbha palace are the witness of excellent design and workmanship including carving and decorative works on ceilings etc and this fort is located at the boundaries of Mewar and Marwar. It is also assumed that this fort was built on the remains of second BC either which belonged to the Jain Prince Samprati or were associated with his kingdom. A number of bastions at regular intervals and various gates studded with steel spikes in the impregnable wall made this fort much safe. ”

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2Birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar – Kumbhalgarh
Birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar – Kumbhalgarh

Take your family for a royal holiday to Kumbhalgarh, a Mewar fortress which is located on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills in Rajasthan. It’s a renowned World Heritage Site. Also, the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king, and warrior of Mewar. Your family will love this 15th-century fort as it is open to the public and don't forget to take amazing pictures in the evening as it is lit beautifully for a few minutes.

HolidayIQ reviewer Munesh Hirpara says, “Location of Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh resort was fantastic. The inside and outside look of the hotel is beautiful. Staff was very nice and also services were on time. Room was spacious, neat and clean. Hotel was very well furnished. Mountain view was visible from the room window. The food was delicious. Both varieties were available there like veg and non-veg. Many activities were available there like swimming pool, gym, games, etc was complimentary.”

You can head to the Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh resort in Rajasthan by road, rail, and air. Located just 95 kms away from the Udaipur Airport and 49 kms away from Falna Railway Station. This resort has individual open terraces which offer terrific views of the countryside. The ornate architecture and ambience of this resort will give you all the royal era feels. You can spend time playing games like carrom, chess, air hockey or video games with your kids or have a go at pottery with your spouse.

Dress up in traditional Rajasthani wear and pose for the perfect royal family Instagram worthy photographs. Looking to try something new? Aqua zorbing in the pool will get you brownie points from your kids to grab the title of the best vacation ever. After a day of liveliness, you can all lounge at the spa or binge on hot and delicious Rajasthani food at the resort’s multi-cuisine restaurant.

HolidayIQ reviewer Neha Chohan says, “The 'dal-baati-churma' are a must try at the restaurant and so is the 'ker-sangri sabzi'. In the evening, we refreshed ourselves with a dip in the swimming pool followed by a game of table tennis. Another restaurant - an open air one, is located just near the swimming pool and offer us a beautiful view of the moonlit starry sky while sipping on a mocktail drink!”

To know more about the royalty and heritage the Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh resort has on offer check out what other happy Club Mahindra members have to say. 

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3Rajasthan’s own great wall
Rajasthan’s own great wall

Perched at a height of 1100 meters, Kumbhalgarh sports the Indian version of the Great Wall of China. Stretching for over 36 km and wide enough to accommodate 8 horses riding at once, the intimidating nature of the erstwhile defences hits you immediately. The fort is surrounded by 13 peaks, each instrumental in its success in preventing the fort from being captured.

HolidayIQ reviewer Shanu Dungarwal shares: "It's a huge fort surrounded by numerous Hindu and Jain temples. It was built by Rana Kumbha, Father of Maharana Udai Singh." It is also the birthplace of the great King and legendary warrior Maharana Pratap.

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4Badal Mahal
Badal Mahal

HolidayIQ traveller Gopal says, "Badal Mahal located at highest point of Kumbhalgarh Fort gives a beautiful view of surroundings and you feel very close to clouds justifying its name as Badal Mahal."

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5Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort

This unconquerable fortress is secured under the kind protection of the Aravali ranges. Built on a hilltop the fort has a perimeter wall that extends 36 km making it the second longest wall in world after Great Wall of China. The front walls are 15 m thick and the fort has 7 fortified gateways. Also, the fort walls offer a wide range of vision for warning against any upcoming attack. 

Manish Vaish : It's a place every Indian must visit, because its parapet wall is 27kms long which is second longest man made wall in world. It has never been conquered. Maharana Pratap was born here. In rains it's marvelously green. ”

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Reviews (52)

Mihir raval

Mihir raval4.3/5

3 reviews

Wonderful Kumbhalgadh

After coping up with squeezing workload, I decided to go on an excursion. So I choose Kumbhalgadh to being befitting to my criteria. The place overall is worth visiting whether in a couple or with family. The stay was at Kumbhalgadh Forest Retreat where we experienced excellent ambience, service oriented and polite staff, relishing meals and not the least tranquility. I was in dilemma of whether should we go there amid orange heat, but to my surprise, there was 30+ temp!! Except the poor phine networks, there is not a single loophole of the place. One must visit the land of gallantry, Nature and peace. Really my Incredible India!!

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Vishal Patel

Vishal Patel5.0/5

2 reviews

Khubhalgadh second largest fort of Asia

If you have interest in history and ancient monument. You must visit kumbhalgadh. Kimball gadh Is well maintained fort located near Ranakpur city. If you want to relax in holidays it have large range of Resorts to stay and relaxing. And also have wild life and also jungle safari.

Kumbhalgarh Overview

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 KumbhalgarhKumbhalgarh 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 KumbhalgarhKumbhalgarh 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 KumbhalgharTourists 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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