Kumbhalgarh: Must Visit Fortress and Wildlife Sanctuary
A Mewar fortress situated on the western side Aravalli hills, Kumbhalgarh.
It is World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan and the second largest fort in Rajasthan after Chittorgarh fort.
It is located on a high hill of Aravali mountain range and is protected by 38 Km long fort wall. The Kumbhalgarh wall is also known as world’s second longest wall after the Great Wall of China.
It is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap of Mewar.
Kumbhalgarh is one of the most attractive destinations to visit in Rajasthan and can be easily reached from Udaipur city with any taxi service in Udaipur.
The fort is surrounded by the beautiful valley and deep jungle and the wildlife sanctuary. The place is a habitat of a variety of wild animals and birds with some of the endangered species.
The wildlife includes the Indian Wolf, Indian Leopard, Sloth Bear, Striped Hyena, Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Sambhar, Nilgai, Chausingha (the four horned antelope), Chinkara and Indian Hare.
The fortress is believed to be built around 6th century BC and was expanded and re-established by Rana Kumbha of Mewar.
The built of the fort made it impossible to be conquered by any invaders and it was failed only once due to a shortage of water.
The fort is situated on a hilltop about 1,100 m above sea level. The 36km perimeter of the fort wall makes it one of the largest fort compounds in the world.
The front wall of the fort is about 15 feet thick and had been impossible to intrude by invaders. This fort had been occupied until 19th century and now open to the public.
The fort holds beautiful Hindu and Jain temples along with the residential complex of Mewar kings.
If you are travelling Udaipur, Rajasthan, then Kumbhalgarh would be the best place for camping and enjoy the wildlife as well as the ancient architecture of the fort.
To get to know more about the locals and explore more you can also go for tour guides services in Udaipur.
You simply discuss a camping plan or just the fort visit with a travel agent to have a safe travel in around the fortress.