The Historic Appeal of Kumbhalgarh
Every place in Rajasthan comes with a history. The tall standing Kumbhalgarh Fort attracts many tourists from across the world. This Fort is also the place where the chivalrous Rajput warrior, Maharana Pratap Singh was born. The ideal route to reach Kumbhalgarh is through Udaipur. The winter season is a great time to visit this place as the weather is cool. So don’t worry about being a victim of the scorching sun rays. You will be surprised on your long drive as you pass through the lush greens in a desert state. A trip to Kumbhalgarh is certainly fascinating.
The massive fort has grand entrances with seven gates. Spread across 13 hill peaks, the walls of this fort are second in ranking after the Great Wall of China. In fact, this wall is also home to as many as 360 temples. One of the most famous temples that you can visit here is the Shivlinga. A highlight of Kumbhalgarh Fort is that there are no guides to run after you or audio tours that you will be asked to take. It is a pure journey that is left for you to explore. If you are a shutterbug, this place is perfect for you!
Once you have finished exploring the fort, head for some adventure to the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary where you can spot a large number of animals such as Nigai, Sloth Bear, Panther, Chinkara, Antelope, Sambar, Nilgai, and Leopards. The bird family out here is also very huge which includes Golden Oriole, Flamingos, Kingfisher, Peacocks, Cormorants, and many others. Take the jungle safari on the sturdy Gypsy which is the best way to go animal spotting. If you are fond of taking a walk or a horse ride, you can select these options as well. The ticket office is located near the drop-off point by buses for Jain temples.
At a short distance of just 50 km, you can pay a visit to the famous Ranakpur Jain temples. The fine carvings as well as sculptures symbolise the brilliant craftsmanship that existed in that period of time. In order to carry your camera along, you are required to pay certain amount of fee. In terms of accommodation, there are a number of Kumbhalgarh Resorts and hotels that you can choose to stay in such as the Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh, Aodhi Hotel, The Kumbha Bagh, Tiger Vallery Resort and many others.