Second Great wall of the World- Kumbhalgarh, India.

2nd Jul 2019

Best Road Trip from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh

Photo of Second Great wall of the World- Kumbhalgarh, India. by A Nomad Trail

I went on an all girls trip to Udaipur and covered all the main attractions in a day. I had one spare day and got 2 choices- Chittorgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Fort. After all the discussions, I suggested to go to a lesser known one i.e. Kumbhalgarh Fort. This turned out to be the best decisions of my life.

Photo of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by A Nomad Trail
Photo of Udaipur, Rajasthan, India by A Nomad Trail

Kumbalgarh is at approximately 85 km from Udaipur in the lap of Aravallis. We booked a car for 3 and when we were starting the journey, we had no idea how this will turn out to be the best journey of our life. July is generally a monsoon month in all parts of India and we went to Udaipur in July itself. We started in the morning at around 6:30 - 7:00 AM. On the way we ate at local small dhaba- Mirch ke padoke with tea.

Photo of Second Great wall of the World- Kumbhalgarh, India. by A Nomad Trail

As soon as the Aravallis started the thrill was another level as we were in the midst of the mountains as similar to any hill stations of Himachal or Uttrakhand. We crossed several villages where even the road was not constructed well. They were a typical Rajasthani villages which we generally see in films or television. The maximum part of the journey was alongside of a river but at that that there was no water. We stoped our car at one place and explored the place barefooted. That was just so magnificient.

Photo of Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan, India by A Nomad Trail

We reached Kumbhalgarh Fort at around 9:30 AM after having a lot of fun on the way. The first thing we saw was a huge wall covering the fort. It is then we were told that it is the second world's largest wall after the Great Wall of China. It is a World Heritage Site included in Hill Forts of Rajasthan which was built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha. The elevation of the fort is at 1,100 m (3,600 ft) above sea level on the Aravalli range.

It was around a good 20 minutes walk to the main fort. Most of the rooms were closed as it stored stuff of the current Royal family. So there was not much to explore inside the fort but but but this was the case till the time I hadn't reached the terrace. Once I reached the terrace, I froze. The view, the air hitting the fort and the ambiance gave me chills. I was totally spellbound and it was that time I thought that my decision of coming here was not wrong at all.

I with my friends sat there for 2 hours doing nothing, just enjoying the pleasing winds and the greenery of Aravallis. We got a full 360 degree view from the top. On a personal level, I never thought that Rajasthan will turn out to be this cool. I mean Udaipur's weather, the road to Kumbhalgarh and the fort itself- it all turned out to be a really nice experience. At first we were regretting that we could not go to Himachal due to landslides and at last minute we selected Udaipur but this was beyond our imagination.

Exploring the less explored turns out to be magical. Every experience matters whether good or bad. At first we were not sure that where to go but this little trip turned out to be so gorgeous that we could not even think off.