The muscular Mewar fortress of Kumbhalgarh sits perched atop an Aravalli hill and looks over the great wall which spans over 38km. Protecting the kingdom of Mewar, which is now the modern day region from Ranthambore to Gwalior, the fort remained impregnable to direct assaults by the many adversaries who made their way from neighbouring regions of Udaipur to the distant Mughal rulers. Despite its invincible and enviable stealth, the fort fell once (only once) to the joint forces of Mughal Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber, Raja Udai Singh of Marwar, and the Mirzas in Gujarat.
The fort still stands reminiscent of the glorious era of the mighty warrior ruler Maharana Pratap Singh who was born here and protected it till his last dying breath. The massive expanse contains in its premises 360 temples and can be accessed by seven fortified gateways. When you visit this living, breathing piece of history, give it more than just a day as it will take longer than that to fully realise the marvellous nature of Kumbhalgarh.
Situated just 4.8km from the fort is the Kumbhalgarh Safari Camp, a glamorous camping site that is equipped with everything a modern traveller requires at leisure: swimming pool, spa facilities, high-end restaurant, a luxurious bar and lounge complex.