Kumbhalgarh is the second most important bastion in the Mewar region, after Chittorgarh. Where it now stands, was once the site of an ancient citadel dating back to the 2nd century AD. That citadel belonged to a Jain descendant of India's Mauryan emperors. Rana Kumbha founded the fort of Kumbhalgarh in the 15th century. Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan, India is one of the few forts in India that remain unconquered till date. One of the reasons behind this is the inaccessibility and hostile topography of the fort. Maharana Fateh Singh got the fort renovated in the 19th century.
Read on this Kumbhalgarh city guide to know more about this invincible
The fort provided refuge to the rulers of Mewar in the times of
conflict, especially Udai, the baby king of Mewar. It is also the
birthplace of Maharana Pratap, a legendary King of Mewar. The fort was
made in such a way to protect it against the enemy forces. Encircling
the fort is a 36 km long wall, with width thick enough to accommodate
eight horses abreast. A self-sufficient fort, Kumbhalgarh was built with
almost everything within its premises, with a view to endure a long
siege. A number of palaces as well as temples inside the fort add to its
appeal. Only once in its lifetime, the fort fell to the combined Mughal
and Amber armies, that to because of a scarcity of drinking water.
Apart from this magnificent fort, Kumbhalgarh travel and tourism is
known for a number of other attractions also. The Kumbhalgarh wildlife
sanctuary is the perfect place for the nature lovers. It is home to some
of the exotic species of animals as well as birds. Then there is the
Muchchal Mahavir temple, dedicated to Lord Mahavira and Haldighati, the
venue of a famous historical battle. One thing is for sure, that you
will not be disappointed with a visit to this fortress city.