Places to Visit in Kumbhalgarh


Kumbalgarh town stands steeped in history and has been the seat of historic episodes of Rajasthan. Rana Kumbha of Mewar used the natural munition provided by the Aravali Hills to enhance the security of the Kumbalgarh Fort built by him in the 15th century.

The nearest airport is located at Udaipur (84 km) and connects Kumbalgarh with the rest of the country. Navigable road links connect Kumbalgarh with Udaipur and Ranakpur (18 km). Ratlam (80 km) in Madhya Pradesh is the nearest major rail Junction with connecting trains to all major cities in India.

Places to See in Kumbhalgarh



Haldighati

The famed battle field which saw the historic battle fought between Rana Pratap, the brave Rajput leader and son of Udai Singh and the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1576. Rana Pratap is regarded as the local hero who fought valorously till the end and a memorial cenotaph or Chattri stands on the battle field, a true testimony of the love of his subjects for whom he waged the war. Another chattri has been erected nearby in honor of Chetak, the loyal horse of Rana Pratap which carried its wounded master away from the enemy's clutches and is said to have galloped across the valleys and hills till it dropped dead.

Muchchal Mahavir Temple

Located at a distance of almost 5 km from the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary, the majesticmustached Lord Mahavira is the presiding idol of the temple. The beautiful elephants and other carved ornamentations speak volumes of the dedication and enterprise put into its construction.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Built at an altitude of 3,500 feet i.e.1,100 meters, Kumbalgarh Fort is built of 12 square kilometers and shield by a 36 km long wall, the fort is considered absolutely impregnable.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

A number of good hotels such as The Aodhi Hotel, The Kumbhalgarh Fort Hotel, The Kumbhal Castle Hotel and The Ratandeep Hotel make the visitor's stay at Kumbalgarh a luxurious experience.


Last Updated on : September 17, 2013



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