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Kumbhalgarh - weather

Best Travel Duration

In Summer: 42 C (Max) - 25 C (Min)
In winter: 22 C (Max) - 0 C (Min)
Rainy Season from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (upto 90%)

September to March

About Kumbhalgarh

History of Kumbhalgarh

Location of Kumbhalgarh had always been its greatest advantage and perhaps the only reason of it being where it is. Rana Kumbha of Mewar built this great defensive fortress on an 1100 m high hill overlooking the approaches from Ajmer and Marwar in 15th century. Today, precisely because it is within easy reach of Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, and Pushkar- yet off the well-trodden tourist- Kumbhalgarh is an attractive destination.

In Kumbha's time the kingdom of Mewar spread from Ranthambore to Gwalior, including vast tracts of present-day Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Mewar's rulers became patrons of all that was best in Indian martial and fine arts, architecture, and learning. Of the 84 fortresses defending Mewar, 32 were designed and built by Rana Kumbha. Of these, Kumbhalgarh with its 36-kilometer long wall and soaring towers is the most impressive.

Kumbhalgarh defined the boundaries between Mewar and Marwar, and became a refuge for Mewar's rulers in times of strife. Kumbhalgarh fell only once in its history, to the combined forces of Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber, and Raja Udai Singh of Marwar.

Places to Visit at Kumbhalgarh

Haldighati

Description: Haldighati

The scene of the famous battle off 1576 AD fought between Rana Pratap-the heroic son of Udai Singh and the massive forces of the mughal Emperor Akbar. A beautiful Chhatri with white marble cloumns, dedicated to Rana Pratap stands here.

 

 

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Description: Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

The 586 sq. km. Sanctuary supporting a rich variety of wildlife like the panther,sloth bear,wild boar, four horned antelope and scientifically bred crocodiles in the lake, are the major attractions.The sanctuary is also noted for flamingoes, cormorants, spoonbills and egrets

 

 

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Description: Kumbhalgarh Fort

Khumbhalgarh is situated 84 km north of Udaipur; it was the most important fort in the Mewar region after Chittor fort. Thirteen mountain peaks of the Aravalli ranges cover it and made safe from enemy, the frightening - Kumbalgarh stands a wary sentinel to the past glory. It is an isolated and fascinating place, built by Maharana Khumbha in the 15th century, it rising from a prominent ridge, 1914 meters high from the sea level.
The massive fort, encompassed by a 36-km long wall, has seven grand gates and seven ramparts, one within the other. Rounded bastions and high watchtowers strengthen the crenellated walls of the fort making it an unassailable structure.

How To Get To Kumbhalgarh

By Air:

 

Nearest airport Udaipur (84 kilometers), and Jodhpur (102 kilometers).

By Rail:

 

Phalna is the nearest junction through which trains from Mumbai. Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Ajmer pass.

By Road:

 

Many Rajasthan Roadways passenger and deluxe buses pass through Kumbhalgarh from Ajmer, Pushkar, Udaipur, and Jodhpur.