Kumbhalgarh is a renowned tourist destination located in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan. This place lies in the Southern part of the state and is also known as Kumbhalmer. Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second most important fort of the state of Rajasthan. It was built in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha. Travellers can enjoy the panoramic views of the nearby areas from the top of the fort. The long winding wall was constructed to guard against the attacks of enemies. This wall is said to be the second longest continuous wall, next to the Great Wall of China.
'The Palace of Clouds'
Like other places of Rajasthan Kumbhalgarh is also known for its enchanting palaces including Badal Mahal. This building is also known as the 'Palace of Clouds'. Mardana Mahal and Zanana Mahal are the two interconnected parts of this palace. The splendid rooms of the palace are adorned with pastel-coloured murals. The chambers are famous for their unique air conditioning systems.
Tourist places in and around Kumbhalagarh
Apart from beautiful palaces, Kumbhalgarh is also famous for many ancient temples. Among them, the Vedi Temple, Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple, Muchchal Mahavir Temple, Parshuram Temple, Mammadev Temple, and Ranakpur Jain Temple are the prominent shrines of the destination.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal place to see four-horned antelopes or chausingas, panthers, wild boars, wolves, sloth bears, jackals, sambars, chinkaras, leopards, hyenas, jungle cats, nilgais and hares. This is the only sanctuary of the state where tourists can spot wolves. Haldighati and Ghanerao are the other popular tourist attractions of Kumbhalgarh.
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Tourists can easily reach the destination by air, rail, and road. The Maharana Pratap Airport or Dabok Airport of Udaipur is the nearest airbase to the place. Foreign tourists can reach the destination from the Indira Gandhi International Airport of New Delhi. The Phalna junction railway station is closest to Kumbhalgarh. Major Indian destinations like Mumbai, Ajmer, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur are connected to this railhead by frequent trains. Tourists can avail cabs from both the airport and railway station to reach Kumbhalgarh. Both private and government buses are available to the destination from Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Pushkar.
Kumbhalgarh experiences a moderate climate throughout the year. However, the ideal time to visit the destination is between the pleasant months of October and March. Tourists visiting during this time can enjoy sightseeing and wildlife in Kumbhalgarh.