Located at Kumbhalgarh distance of 64 km from Udaipur in Rajasmand district the Kumbhalgarh Fort is second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh fort. The Fort was built by Raja Kumbha, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has the second longest wall after the Great Wall of China and is a beautiful, picturesque monument. Kumbhalgarh fort located at small town in district Rajsamand is known world-wide for its great history and architecture. The important buildings within the fort are Badal Mahal, Kumbha Palace, Brahmanical and Jain Temples and others.
Fact About Kumbhalgarh Fort
Address: Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan
Location: 64 km from Udaipur city
Phone Number: +91-294-2411535
Built In: 15th century
Built By: Maharana Kumbha
Signification: It has the second longest wall after the Great Wall of China and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Main Attraction: Badal Mahal also known as The Palace of Clouds
Famous As: Kumbhalgarh ka quila
Architecture: Fort style
How to reach By Air: Udaipur airport is the nearest airport which is 95 km from Kumbhalgarh fort.
How to reach By Rail: Udaipur and Falna Railway Stations are nearest railhead which both are 80 km from Kumbhalgarh fort.
How to reach By Bus or Road: You can reach easily any area of Rajasthan by bus and private vehicles.
The fort lies at about 90 Kms away from Udaipur towards its Northwest in the western range of Aravalli hills. It is situated at about 1914 m above the sea level and is a birth place of the great warrior Maharana Pratap. The fort also offers a superb birds view of the surroundings. There are 360 different types of temples inside the fort with 300 being the Jain temples and the 60 being the Hindu temples which are most attractive for tourist. The most famous place in the fort is the Badal Mahal or the palace of the clouds. The width of wall is very thick about 15 to 25 feet which is approximately 15 Km long.
Entry Fee and Timing for Fort of Kumbhalgarh
Open Days: Open All Days
Visit Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Timing: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Best time to visit: October to March
Entry Fee for Indians: Rs. 10/- per person
Entry Fee for Foreign tourists: Rs. 100/- per person
Maharana Fateh Singh renovated this fort in the 19th century. Badal Mahal is situated at the highest point of the fort. It was built by Rana Fateh Singh. Halla Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ram Pol and Vijay Pol are main gateways of the fort. Ganesh Temple, Vedi Temple, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Parsvanatha Temple, Bawan Devi Temple, Golerao Group of Temples, Mamadeo Temple, Pitalia Dev Temple, Kumbha Palace and Birthplace of Maharana Pratap are other attractions for tourist.