Kumbhalgarh Fort Udaipur by capertravel


Kumbhalgarh Fort is a wonderful attraction of Udaipur tour. This majestic fort is huge and has several wonderful attractions to offer. It is the second most important fort of Rajasthan which is steeped in rich history.

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									                               Kumbhalgarh Fort Udaipur

Udaipur is an enchanting and romantic city of Rajasthan where several attractions galore.
Kumbhalgarh Fort is a majestic structure located around 82 km from Udaipur city.
On your Udaipur tour you must include this fort in your itinerary. Located in the
Rajsamand District, the fort was built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century and later more
structures were added to it until the 19th century. Kumbhalgarh is also the place where the
great king and warrior of Mewar, Maharana Pratap was born.

The fort is hemmed in by three mountain peaks which add more charm to it. Standing tall
at an altitude of 1100 m, the fort has walls extending up to 36 km in length which makes
it the third longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China and the Great Wall of
Gorgan in Iran. Also it is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh
fort. Its fortified walls and seven gateways are its major attractions. It also boasts of
around 360 temples within its premises, out of which 300 are Jain temples and the
remaining ones are Hindu. The fort and the town in which it is located got their names
from Rana Kumbha.

There are several attractions inside the fort. Visit Badal Mahal which is a major draw of
the fort. It is also the palace where Maharana Pratap was born. It is beautifully decorated
from inside and even today it holds its old world charm. All the seven gates of the fort
have their own unique features and significance.

During an emergency hour mirror signals could be sent from the Arait Pol which is the
first gate of the fort. Hulla Pol or the Gate of Disturbance got its name from the fact that
when the fort was attacked by the Mughal army; the army had managed to reach this
gate. Even today the marks resulting from cannon shots can be seen on this gate. The
third gate Hanumana Pol has a Hanumana temple.

The fourth gate Bhairava Pol has a panel displaying the exiling of a disloyal prime
Minister in the 19th century. Paghra Pol or the Stirrup Gate is the fifth gate where the
cavalry used to assemble before going for battle. The sixth gate Topekhana Pol or the
Cannon gate had an underground passage leading to a secret escape tunnel. And the
seventh gate Nimboo Pol has a temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundi near it. There are
several other wonderful structures to see in the majestic Kumbhalgarh Fort.

Kumbhalgarh Fort Udaipur is a famous tourist destination of Rajasthan Tourism. On
your forts tour Udaipur, do visit this fort which is an important fort of Rajasthan.

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