Kumbhalgarh Map – The Map of Kumbhalgarh Fort Mewar

Kumbhalgarh Map:

Rajasthan or ‘the land of kings’ is the north western state of India. It is famous all over the world for its grand and beautiful forts, temples and other tourist attractions. One such marvelous fort is the Kumbhalgarh fort situated at Mewar in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan. It was built during the 15th century by Rana Kumbha and was extended in the 19th century. It was the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, one of the greatest kings of Mewar. The Kumbhalgarh map showcases the grand Kumbhalgarh Fort built on 3500 ft high hill that overlooks the approaches from Marwar and Ajmer and the wildlife sanctuary surrounding it.

Kumbhalgarh Map
Kumbhalgarh Map

The wall surrounding the fort is about 36 kilometers long. It is the second largest wall in all of Asia. The wall is about 20 feet wide in which eight horses could tread together side by side. The Fort was invincible in a way due to its location and the thick wall guarding it. It could be breached only once by the combined forces of Delhi, Amber and Marwar due to the scarcity of drinking water.

According to legends and folklore’s  there are few interesting stories about the fort. One such story was about the construction of the fort. It was believed that Rana Kumbha had many unsuccessful attempts in building the fort. So, the spiritual preceptor was consulted, who advised that a human sacrifice had to be made and a temple be built where the head fell and the fort be built where the rest of the body lay. After a long time a pilgrim volunteered for the sacrifice and was ritually decapitated. Even today one can see the temple and shrine which was built at the Hanuman Pol, the main gate of the fortress to commemorate the sacrifice.

The other such folklore which exists is that the king, Rana Kumbha used to light huge lamps with lots of ghee and cotton to provide light for the farmers who worked during the night in the valley. The fort can be accessed through one of the seven gateways, named Hanuman Pol, Aret Pol, Ram Continue reading “Kumbhalgarh Map – The Map of Kumbhalgarh Fort Mewar”

Reaching Kumbhalgarh

How to Reach Kumbhalgarh:

Reaching Kumbhalgarh
Reaching Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh, which is situated in the southern part of Rajasthan, is a very interesting destination attracting a lot of tourists all over. A couple of the tourist destinations, which are worth seeing, are the wildlife Sanctuary, the Kumbhalgarh Fort and the Muchchla Mahavir.

Kumbhalgarh is easily accessible using various mediums of transportation. There are several ways using which you can easily reach Kumbhalgarh. If you want to travel by road then there are several buses that take you to Kumbhalgarh from Udaipur, which is very well linked to major cities in Rajasthan, Gujarat and other important neighboring states. Another option is Ranakpur, which is again merely 18Kms away from Kumbhalgarh. You also have a choice for selecting your buses from the regular ones, which are generally taken by the localities, or the deluxe buses, which are the air-conditioned ones. Many buses from Ajmer, Pushkar, Jodhpur and Udaipur pass through Kumbhalgarh.

If you wish to travel by train in order to reach your destination then several trains from Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Ajmer pass through Phalna (Falna), which is the nearest junction to reach Kumbhalgarh.

As far as traveling by air is concerned, the nearest airport to Kumbhalgarh is at Udaipur. The airport is known as the Dabok Airport and it is situated just about 85 Kms away. The airport is Continue reading “Reaching Kumbhalgarh”