Kumbhalgarh Fort Rajasthan
the Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan. Located at a distance of 64 km from Udaipur in Rajasmand district, Kullumbalgarh Fort can easily be reached from Udaipur city. This unbreakable fort is protected under the protection of the Aravali ranges. Kumbhalgarh fort was built in the 15th century by Maharana Rana Kumbha. The name of the fort is taken from the same factor.
Surrounded by thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort has been constructed on the highest ridges of about 1,914 meters above sea level. The structure of the fort extends to a length of 36 kilometers and this fact has made this fort an international record. It is called the world’s second longest wall, the first is ‘The Great Wall of China’. There are many castles, temples, and gardens in the vast complex of the fort, which makes it more superb.
On the way to Kumbhalgarh fort, a few kilometers ago, you will find yourself on a zigzag road passing through a deep and dense forest. This route will take you to Arte Pol, where you can locate the watch tower and then Hula Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ram Pol, Bhairava Pol, Pagara Pol, Top-Khan Pol, and Nimbo Pole will be on your track.
There are seven huge gates in the impregnable fort, seven ramparts are folded with each other with walls designed by winding strongholds and huge watchtowers. The strong structure and solid foundations of the fort have made it unbeatable till date. The high walls of the fort stand along with eight horses. There are less than 360 shrines inside the fort complex. Between all these, the Shiva Temple is worth seeing, in which a huge Shivling (Falak) is included.
The fort is also known for its famous castle which remains at the top of the structure. This beautiful palace is known as ‘Badal Mahal’ or the Palace of the Clouds. It is also known as the birthplace of great warrior Maharana Pratap. This palace houses beautiful rooms with a beautiful combination of green, turquoise, and white, which offer a bright contrast to the mud shades of the fort. This place gives the impression of wandering in the world of clouds. The downtown is also a spectacular panoramic vista in the Cloud Palace.
At the end of the 19th century, Rana Fateh Singh once again initiated the reconstruction of this remarkable palace. At the time of dissolution, the fort gave shelter to the rulers of Mewar. Even the baby King Uday Singh was kept safe at the time of the fight. The big complex of the fort provides for the discovery of ancient ruins and can spend a pleasant evening while strolling in the rocks of a Kumbhalgarh fort.