Kumbalgarh is situated about 105 kilometers from Udaipur. This fort was almost inaccessible earlier and Rana Kumbha of Mewar designed it keeping its safety in mind. This fort is about 3500 feet above sea level and it provides a clear view of Ajmer and Marwar.
Kumbhalgarh is also known as Kumbhalmer and it is located in the district of Rajasmand, in Rajasthan.Kumbhalgarh can be easily accessed from Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Pushkar. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations of India.Kumbhalgarh has the distinction of being the birthplace of the great warrior MaharanaPratap. This fort’s popularity is just second to Chittorgarh. The surrounding walls of Kumbhalgarh cover an area of 36 kilometers. Earlier this fort was occupied now this fort is open for the public as a museum.
The fort has three hundred and sixty temples, out of which three hundred are ancient Jain temples and the rest are Hindu temples.
Kumbhalgarh also has a famous wildlife sanctuary. It covers an area of 57778 square kilometers and has a collection of wild animals and birds. The Jain temple of Muchchalmahavir and Ranakpur are very famous. Some of the castles have been converted to hotels and heritage sites, Haldighati is very popular for the historic battle that was fought there.
Rana Kumbha was one of the most important rulers of Kumbhalgarh.Kumbhalgarh was known as the most impregnable fort.
Kumbhalgarh has a tropical ciimate, with temperatures rising up to 42 degree Celsius in summer. Winters are cooler with a maximum of 25 degree Celsius to a minimum of 11 degree Celsius.
The best time to visit Kumbhalgarh is between September to March This famous fort is cradled among thirteen peaks of the Aravali range. This fort was won over only once by the Mughals. If you love historic sites, this place is worth a visit, but make sure you don’t visit it in summer as it is extremely hot then.