Kumbhalgarh is a Mewar fortress, which is located in the Rajsamand District, in the Indian state of Rajasthan in western India. The fort was built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century and later expanded in the19th century. This is also regarded as the birth place of Maharana Pratap who was a well known and a great king and warrior of Mewar. The fort was occupied till the late 19th century. This is now a major tourist attraction and is now open to the general public for viewing. The fort is well lit in the evening for tourists.
Kumbalgarh is located at a distance of 82 km northwest, from the city of Udaipur by road. After the fort of Chittaurgarh, the fort of Kumbhalgarh was very importance. The fort is located at an altitude of 1100 meters above sea level, on a hill top. The fort was made very safe as the boundary walls extended to almost 36 kms. The front walls were 15 feet thick and the fort had 7 gateways. As many as 360 temples were located within the fort, out of which 300 were Jain temples and the remaining 60 were temples dedicated to the Hindu Gods. The fort was very high as from the top of the palace one could see a few kms into the Aravalli range. One can also see the Sand dunes of the Thar desert from the walls of the fort.
|Indian fees||Rs 10/-|
|Foreign Tourists Fee||Rs 100/-|
|Visit Duration||2 to 3 hours|