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Kumbhalgarh also called Kumbhalmer or Kumbalgarh is a Mewar fortress located 84 km
from Udaipur in Rajasthan State. Because of its grand construction, this fort is the second most
significant fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh, which was built during the reign of Maharana
Kumbha in 15th century A.D. This fort is also a birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king
and warrior of Mewar.

This magnificent fort is among the renowned attractions of Rajasthan Tourism where tourists
come to see the preserved cultural and historical legacies of audacious Mewar rulers. The fort is
situated on hilltop 1,914 meters above the sea level. The fort is fortified with 36 Km long thick
wall. Scores of tourists visit this fort to see its scattered attractions of 360 temples, numerous
palaces, gardens, and 700 cannon bunkers. Some of the popular attractions of this magnificent
fort are:

Aret Pol
This is among the known attractions of this fort famous for its challenging structure. It is the first
gate of Kumbhalgarh Fort through which tourists can enter the fort. This gate is equipped with
mirror, which sends signals to all other gates in times of emergency.

Kartargarh
This is the magnificent fort built inside the Kumbhalgarh fort itself. Though it has become ruin,
but it attracts scores of tourists because of its amazing construction. Kartargarh is known for its
365 temples among which the most famous one is massive Shivlinga (devoted to Lord Shiva)
were large number of devotees come because of religious purposes.

Hanuman Pol
It is the third magnificent gate of this fort famous for its architectural design. This is also the gate
for entering the Hanumana shrine. Lord Hanuman is the ardent devotee of Lord Rama. The idol
of this shrine was brought by Maharana Kumbha from Mandore in Marwar.

Badal Mahal
This is the beautiful palace inside the fort renowned for its design, decorations and construction.
The majestic Palace is known for its huge apartments like structure, which is painted in
pastel-colored murals. The design and decorations of this palace showcase the lavishness of
Mewar rulers. Apart from these tourists also get an amazing bird’s-eye view of the fort.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
This is one of the popular nearby attractions where tourists come in a large number to see the
scattered charm of flora and fauna. It is one of the famous national parks of Rajasthan sprawled
over an area of 286 sq km. Along with the exotic collection of flora and fauna this park is also
famous for its avifauna species.

Ranakpur Jain Temples
Ranakpur Jain Temples is the two temples devoted to the Jain saints Parasnath and
Neminath. The temple is known for its exquisitely carved 444 marble pillars that support the
temple. All the pillars are differently carved, and no two pillars are the same.

Udaipur Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second most significant fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh
because of its grand construction. Tourists from across the globe prefer Kumbhalgarh Fort tour
to explore the leftover legacies of audacious Mewar rulers.

				
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Description: Kumbhalgarh is among the known destination of Rajasthan Tourism where fantastic Rajput era comes alive. The Kumbhalgarh Fort is the foremost tourist attractions of this place, which enthrall tourists through its design, decorations and rich collection of artifacts.