The Kumbhalgarh fort is situated in Udaipur district Rajasthan. This fort represents the royalty of the Mewaar community. The great warrior Maharana Pratap Singh the son of Maharaja Udai Singh was born in this fort. The district Udaipur is named after Maharaja Udai Singh. The fort was constructed under the reign of Maharana Rana Kumbha this is how the fort got its respective name.
The fort is surrounded by a 38km wall which is considered the second biggest wall the world after the Great Wall of China.
There are 350 temples inside the wall and the most beautiful temple is the temple of Lord Shiva.
The top of the fort is always covered with the clouds as the fort is built at 1100m above the sea level the above portion of the fort was named as Badal Mahal as it was always covered with the clouds the great warrior MAHARANA PRATAP SINGH was born in this mahal.
There are altogether seven gates to this lovely fort. The walls of the fort are so thick that at a time 10 horses used to stand in a line.
The fort also separated the Mewaar and the Marwaar community during the time of battles the fort was used as a big help to hide the Mewaar people inside the fort.
For eg Maharaja Udai was also kept in this fort in one of the battle when he was a prince so in future he became the successor and became the king.
The fort is now a world heritage place as declared by UNESCO.
People who would love to go to this fort have to reach first to Udaipur and then from there are regular buses running for this fort or a taxi would be more convenient as we can take our own time to explore the lovely fort, the fort has light and sound show every day from 6.45 pm to 7.30 pm.
– Darpan Mishra