Kumbhalgarh Fort

The fort is located some 60 kms north of Udaipur in Rajsamand district. Situated at a height of 1,050 meters and strategically ideally located, the fort was known as The Eye of Mewar. The ramparts extend a massive 36 kms and form what is claimed to be the second longest continous wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. Maharana Kumbha of the Mewar kingdom, who had this impregnable fort built in the mid-fifteenth century, is also known for the Chittorgarh fort. There are quite a few Jain and Hindu temples such as the Neelkantha Temple, that lie within the fort.

The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is located near the fort and is home to mammals such as the panther, sloth bear, flying squirrel and even the occasional wolf. Numerous bird species are also to be seen at the sanctuary. Access only by jeep.

Getting there

Metalled road from Udaipur, some sections are somewhat narrow and wind through picturesque rural Rajasthani landscapes. Kumbhalgarh can also be reached from Ajmer and Jodhpur.


Rajsamand District Website

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