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Kumbhalgarh

Posted on 08/07/14

Introduction:

A historic place that houses one among the strongest fortress, Kumbhalgarh boast of so many intricately carved temples, which exposes the visitor in to the marvels of superb artistry. Though the fifteenth century bastion is the remarkable attraction, other fascinations of Kumbhalgarh are not far behind. With its enthralling and verdant landscapes, deep jungles and pretty gorges this land is the abode of mesmerizing beauty. The thick woody forests encompass the vibrant and rich foliage along with a rich variety of fauna. These forests, which house a wildlife sanctuary, are the popular destination of wildlife aficionados and birdwatchers. Its snaky paths and winding roads are a fascination to those who loves to be in the company of the animal world.

 

Kumbalgarh

Photo Credit: Amit Rawat


                                                                                                                    

Destination Facts:

Location: Rajasthan, District Rajsamand
Altitude: 1100 Meters
Temperature: (summer 32 to 45°C) & (winter 28 to 35°C)
Languages spoken: Hindi, Rajasthani.

Getting there:

Nearest Airports: Udaipur domestic airport is the nearest airport.
Main Railway Station: Udaipur is the nearest railway station.
Main Bus Station or Road: Public and Private Transport facilities are there to reach Kumbhalgarh.

Distance of a few Major Towns from Khumbhalgarh:
Udaipur- 100km, Mount Abu- 146km, Jodhpur-219km.

Places of Tourist interest:

Kumbhalgarh Fort:
Bounded by lofty mountain ranges and massive entry posts, this fortress boast of a proud heritage of yester years. Prettily placed in strategic location this fort is often referred as the eye of Mewar. One among the great forts, this colossal formation encompasses secret passageways, gigantic walls, soaring watchtowers and curved defenders. Most alluring attraction in this Rajput strong hold is the presence of an inner fort within the precinct of the outer wall. The access to the fort itself is very much tempting; the crisscross road that goes through the vibrant meadows and woody forests is only the beginning of an enticing charm. This fort presents an array of other imposing attractions, whose magnificence is to be enjoyed at least once in a lifetime.
 

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary:
Endangered species like Cheetah, sambar, nilgai and leopard falls in the craggiest part of the Aravalli region. Apart from the vibrant wild life, this sanctuary poses a natural haven of the colourful avifauna like gray pigeons, red spur owls, golden orioles, gray jungle fowls, bulbus, parakeets, peacocks and doves. Park's wild life shelters animals like four horned antelope, hyena, sloth bear, jungle cat, chinkara, jackal, and the packs of wolves. Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary is the only one of its kind where wolf breeding has been successfully conducted. The park offers nice jungle safaris through the crisscross roads of the sanctuary.

Getting around the destination:
Taxis, auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are the local means of public transport for getting around in Kumbhalgarh.

Shopping Areas & Entertainment:
Silver jewelry, potteries, stone carved items and Puppets and miniature paintings are famous here.

Best time to Visit:
October to March is the best time to visit the destination.

Festival:
Gher Ghoomer festival is the most important festival in Kumbhalgarh that is celebrated with much fanfare in Kumbhalgarh.