The Great Wall of India | Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan
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This fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after the Chittorgarh Fort. It is a magnificent fort built by Rajput Rulers. The fort complex has as many as 13 bastionas and huge wall which holds the record for being the Second largest wall in the whole world, the first being the Great Wall of china of course. The fort can be easily reached by local buses and cars and the way to the entrance includes zig- zag roadways and forests also. Inside the fort complex are many palaces and temples apart from other buildings of royal importance. This is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap Singh. This fort was a refuge for other rulers and their families during war times. This fort is also said to have protected Rana Udai Singh when he was very small and there was a battle. The most famous palace here is the rooftop palace known as the Badal Mahal. This palace is colorful and gives the look of a room floating amidst the clouds. The basic colors used here turquoise and green and Maharana Pratap is said to have born in this palace specifically. There is also a large balcony from where you can get the best views of downtown. Strolling along the ravines of Kumbhalgarh is also a blissful experience.
Kumbhalgarh, located about 105 km from Udaipur, is most famous for its brilliant Kumbhalgarh Fort, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are fond of monuments, forts and palaces, this is the place for you. Situated on a hill, the walls of the fort spread across a grand 36 km making it one of the longest walls in the world. Do visit the fort for its magnificence and grandeur. Another great touristy spot is the wildlife sanctuary of Kumbhalgarh which is a must visit in the midst of a historical tour. Most of the palaces here have been converted into hotels and are a great way to experience the heritage and culture of an era gone by. Also visit Haldighati, a popular destination famous for the historical battle fought here. It offers you a peek into the battle and for a few hours, you are lost in time. Located an hour away is the popular and sacred Nathdwara Shrinathji Temple which is a must visit, if not for spiritual pursuits, then to admire the stunning Lake Rajsamand.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Kumbhalgarh is from October to March