Kumbhalgarh Tourist Guide

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Kumbhalgarh Tourist Guide

Kumbhalgarh Overview

Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district near Udaipur of Rajasthan state in western India. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh was only taken once in its entire history. Even then, it took the combined armies of Amber, Marwar and Mughal emperor Akbar to breach its strong defences. Kumbhalgarh is famous the massive fort & the wildlife sanctuary.

Why you must visit Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh is a city in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan located 102 km west of Udaipur. It is very famous city of architecture and forts, monuments etc. Kumbhalgarh is apride of Ancient history The Kumbhalgarh Fort with its intricately carved temples and superb artistry is one of the strongest fortresses in the country. The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is popular with wildlife aficionados and birdwatchers. It is best destination to visit and explore your holidays.  The town is said to have been a safe haven for Mewar’s rulers during times of conflict; Prince Udai, for instance, was smuggled out of Chittor in 1535, when it was Mughals laid siege to the city. The prince later became the king and founded Udaipur.

How to reach Kumbhalgarh

By Flight: Udaipur is the nearest airport to reach Kumbhalgarh. Udaipur is linked with good contivity fro m every city. Connecting flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur can be taken from here. The nearest International Airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad, roughly five hour drive from Kumbhalgarh.

By Bus: Rajasthan State Government Roadways provides ordinary as well as deluxe buses which stop at Kumbhalgarh en-route to other cities. Best to take bus from Udaipur to reach Kumbhalgarh, Kumbhalgarh is connect with Ajmer, Jodhpur, Jaipur

By Train:  There is no direct connectivity to reach kumbhalgarh, if you want reach Kumbhalgarh then you have to reach Ratlam first then you will able to reach Kumbhalgarh. The distance between Ratlam to Kumbhalgarh is 347 km

Places to visit in Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh Fort: The Kumbhalgarh Fort is located on the banks of Banas River and is the second most important fort of Rajasthan. This unsurpassable fortress is second only to Chittorgarh in importance and lands a famed position for bearing the second-longest wall in the world. Located at a distance of 64km from Udaipur, the Kumbhalgarh Fort stands gracefully under the protective backdrop of the Aravali ranges.

Ranakpur Jain Temples: The Ranakpur Jain Temples are situated at a distance of 50 km from Kumbhalgarh.  The Ranakpur Jain Temples are situated at a distance of 50 km from Kumbhalgarh. Tourists need to avail the route through Saira and Vanpura to reach this temple. The place houses the very famous temple named as The Chaumukha Temple which is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinath.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuay: The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary surrounds the Kumbhalgarh Fort and spans an area of 586 sq km. It is situated across the Aravalli range and derived its name from the Fort. Parts of Udaipur, Rajsamand and Pali districts are covered by this sanctuary. The sanctuary houses a good assortment of fauna and avian species. A number of endangered animals can be admired within its premises as well. Wolfs, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, Sambhar, Nilgai, Chausingha, Chinkara and hare along with avian species like Red Spur owls, Parakeets, peacocks, doves, Golden Oriole, bulbul, Grey Pigeons and White-breasted Kingfisher

Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple: The Temple is situated close to the plains and is devoted to Lord Shiva. The temple houses a stone Shivlinga that is believed to be six feet in height. The Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple is situated close to the fort, near the base of the plains. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and houses a six feet high stone Shivlinga. It is considered to be the only deity of the area that is still worshipped and maintained by the locals.

Badal Mahal: A popular tourist attraction, Badal Mahal is situated at the topmost point of Kumbhalgarh Fort, which is located in Rajasmand area of Rajasthan. Built by Rana Fateh Singh in the 19th century, the mahal or palace comprises two storeys and two different sections namely Both the portions have rooms that are painted with pastel-coloured murals of the 19th century. The rooms are predominantly in colour schemes of turquoise, green and white and are a contrast to the grim and earthy fortress.

Food to eat in Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh is not famous for its specified cuisines, it indicates rajasthani food. Kumbhalgarh offer Rajasthani cuisines and their culture. Some of the hotels have multi-cuisine restaurants where you can get Indian, Chinese and Mughlai cuisine. Savour some scrumptious Rajasthani thali or the traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Gatte ki sabji, Dall baati, Churma, Ghewar etc.

Restaurant in Kumbhalgarh

Chowka at The Aodhi - TA Rank 5.0 - Situated in the Aodhi Resort, this place represents the rich heritage of the place. They serve some delicious dishes from the regional cuisine.

Gazebo – TA Rank 4.0 – It serves Indian food as well as Rajathani food

Hotels to stay in Kumbhalgarh

Standard Property: Hotel Kumbhal Palace - TA Rank 3.5 - Certificate of Excellence

Kumbhal Palace Team welcomes you into an experience of peaceful land built near Kumbhal Garh Fort, which is the second most important fort of Mewar kingdom.

Deluxe Property: The Wild Retreat - TA Rank 4.0 - Certificate of Excellence

The Wild Retreat, Kumbalgarh, is a haven of peace and tranquility that brings one closer to nature. This rustic resort amongst the famous Aravali hills lies above a small cliff on a mountain range. The Retreat offers various amenities to ensure guests have a hassle free stay.

Luxury Property: The Aodhi  - TA Rank 4.5 - Certificate of Excellence

This Indo-Islamic hotel with elegant domes and arched windows is 1.9 km from the 15th-century hilltop fort of Kumbhalgarh and 6 km from the Parshuram Mahadev Temple.