The Kumbhalgarh travel and tourism is known for its Wild Life Sanctuary. The wild life sanctuary at Kumbhalgarh lies in the flourishing green zone in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. The wildlife
sanctuary surrounds the fortress and is spread over an area of 578 sq km. The Sanctuary also covers regions of Udaipur and Pali district along with Rajsamand, ranging to an elevation from about 500 to 1300 meters.
The Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary is a habitat to a wide variety of wildlife as well as exotic birds. It acts as a home to several animals such as leopards, wolf, hyena, jungle cat, four horned antelope, chinkara, jackal, sloth bear, gray jungle fowl, nilgai and many more. It an also an abode for several types of birds such as peacocks, gray pigeons, red spur owls, bulbul, white breasted kingfisher, doves, golden oriole, parakeets, etc. the sanctuary is a paradise for the bird watcher’s.
A barely jeepable, hazardous track takes the visitor to the Sanctuary. Kumbhalgarh is one of the few parks where horse rides are permitted. It is also the only place where the activities of the species of a rarely found wolf can be observed as well as studied. Another main attraction here are the crocodiles, which are bred scientifically in the lake.
Rana Kumbha who found the fort of Kumbhalgarh got it constructed in the 15th Century. Kumbhalgarh Fort was one of the very few forts in history, which never got conquered. One of the most important reasons stated for it is the aggressive or the hostile landscape of the fort. A thick wall that is 36Kms long surrounds this remarkable fort. The perimeter of the wall is assumed to be the longest after the Great Wall Of China. The wall stretches across the Aravali Mountains. The fort is about 1100m high from the sea level and offers a marvelous view of the surrounding area. The main attractions of the fort consist of mesmerizing palaces along with about 360 different types of temples inside it with 300 being the Jain temples and the remaining being the Hindu temples.
13 mountain peaks surround the fort of Kumbhalgarh, 7 huge gates guard the fort and immense watchtowers further strengthen it. The Badal Mahal Palace is right at the top of the fort. The palace has beautiful rooms and is painted in the colours of green, white and turquoise, thus providing an interesting contrast to the raw and grim fortress. Kumbhalgarh is also the place where the great warrior of Mewar, the legendary Maharana Pratap was born.
The Mewar Fortress in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan was renovated and enlarged again by Maharana Fateh Singh in the 19th Century. Now it is accessible to the public and tourists as a museum. The fort is easily accessible and is just about 60Kms away from the city of Udaipur.
It is also said that the Maharana of Kumbhalgarh failed to build the fort’s wall for several times. Then later after they consulted a pilgrim about this problem, he advised that them to behead him and to build up a temple wherever his head fell. He also asked them to build the wall where his Continue reading “Kumbhalgarh Fort”