Kumbhalgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh

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Kumbhalgarh Fort was built by King Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. This Mewar fortress is located on the banks of river Banas. Tourists in large numbers flock the fort as it is the second most important fortress of the state of Rajasthan. This huge fort is surrounded by 13 peaks, watchtowers, and bastions. Kumbhalgarh Fort stretches across 36 km of the Aravallis. It houses a domed palace built by Maharana Fateh Singh. The long winding wall was built to guard the attacks of enemies and this wall is supposedly the second longest to the Great Wall of China for its length.

The fort has seven huge gates, the biggest among which is known as the Ram Pol. Tourists can see a temple on the Hanuman Pol, the main gateway leading to the fort. The Hulla Pol, Ram Pol, Paghra Pol, Nimboo Pol, Bhairava Pol and Top-khana Pol are the other gates of the fort.

Tourists can enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding areas from the top of the fort. Another fortress known as Kartargarh is also located inside the main fort of Kumbhalgarh.

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