Kumbhalgarh, an imposing fort built in 1458 AD set amid massive ramparts and surrounded by hundreds of temples, the creation of one of Mewar's legendary heroes Rana Kumbha and the birthplace of the legendery warrior Rana Pratap.
The 36 km fort wall is claimed to be the second longest wall after the great wall of China. The fort has seven grand gates and ramparts, one within the other. Rounded bastions and soaring towers add to its grandeur. The last gate or the Nimboo Pol has fascinating chambers within
There is an array of old palaces within the fort and Badal Mahal, the highest of all the palaces offering glorious views of the countryside. Built by Rana Fateh Singh in the late 19th century, it has beautiful apartments painted with pastel-coloured murals
Kumbhalgarh is located at a distance of 50 kms from Ranakpur, 84 kms from Udaipur, 130 kms from Mount Abu, 200 kms from Jodhpur, 50 kms from Nathdwara and 300 kms from Ahmedabad.
- Summers: 30 - 40° C
- Mild winters: 10-28° C
- Light tropical in summer, carry hats and sun-screen lotions
- Woollens in winter