Briefly About Kumbhalgarh
Kumbhalgarh (literally “Kumbhal fort”) also known as the Great Wall of India 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 the Second longest wall of the world after the Great Wall of China. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan. It was built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha.
The chief architect who build this fort was Architect Mandan and he had also documented his style of work in his text, Rajvallabh. At the end he dedicates the book to King Rana Kumbha.
What is Kumbhalgarh famous for?
Kumbhalgarh also separated Mewar and Marwar from each other and was used as a place of refuge for the rulers of Mewar at times of danger. It is the Second longest wall of the world after the Great Wall of China.
There are over 360 temples within the fort, 300 ancient Jain and the rest Hindu. It is also famous for a three-day annual festival in the fort in remembrance of the passion of Maharana Kumbha towards art and architecture.
How to reach Kumbhalgarh?
By Air: The nearest Domestic Airport from Kumbhalgarh is Udaipur Airport, roughly two hour drive from Kumbhalgarh. Connecting flights to Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur can be taken from here.
By Train: Falna Railway Station is the nearest Railway station situated at a distance of 84 Kms from Kumbhalgarh and is well connected to many major cities.
By Road: Kumbhalgarh is 48 Kms from Rajsamand, 51 Kms from Nathdwara, 60 Kms from Sadri, 105 Kms from Udaipur, 157 Kms from Bhilwara, 160 Kms from Beawar, 207 Kms from Jodhpur, 213 Kms from Ajmer, 345 Kms from Jaipur.