Best Sightseeing Places in Kumbhalgarh
Before going for your Kumbhalgarh vacation, be familiar with where you must visit
during the trip.
This fort was built by King Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. It is a Mewar fortress,
located on the banks of the River Banas. Surrounded by 13 peaks, watchtowers,
and bastions, this fort is the second most important fortress in the state of Rajasthan.
Kumbhalgarh Fort stretches across 36 km of the Aravallis. It houses a domed palace
constructed by Maharana Fateh Singh.
Badal Mahal, also called as the 'Palace of Clouds' is situated on top of the Kumbhalgarh
Fort. This palace has two storeys and the whole building is divided into two
interconnected segments called the Zanana Mahal and Mardana Mahal. The rooms of
these palaces are painted with pastel-coloured murals, representing the period of the
19th century. Turquoise, green and white are the main colours of the flamboyant rooms.
Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple:
It is situated close to the Kumbhalgarh Fort. This temple has six feet Shiv-ling which is
made of stone. The shrine is devoted to Hindu Lord Shiva, who is considered to be the
only deity of the area. According to history, King Rana Kumbha used to worship this
deity, and in an unpleasant incident, he was beheaded by his own son at a time when
he was offering prayers at the shrine.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary:
Located at a distance of 65 km from Udaipur, this sanctuary, which is spread over an
area of 578 sq km, has derived its name from the fort and covers parts of Udaipur,
Rajsamand and Pali districts. It is the only sanctuary in Rajasthan, where wolves can be
found. Hyenas, leopards, jackals, sloth bears, sambars, jungle cats, , chausinghas (four
horned antelopes), nilgais, chinkaras, and hares can be spotted here.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Mammadev Temple, Parshuram Temple, Vedi Temple, Haldighati etc are some of the
other famous attractions of Kumbhalgarh. If you get extra time, do try to visit any of
these places on your Kumbhalgarh travel.
Best Time for Holidaying in Kumbhalgarh
The best time to visit Kumbhalgarh is from October to March as the weather during
these months is just perfect for exploring the historical charms of this olden town. During
summers months, when the temperature goes beyond 42 degree Celsius and sun gets
scorching, it is not advised visit this place. Therefore, plan your Kumbhalgarh trip in
the right period of time.
Must Buy Things from Kumbhalgarh
There is nothing much scope of special shopping at Kumbhalgarh as it is a tiny town.
However, its nearest destination for shopping is Udaipur, which is worldwide known for
its miniature paintings in Rajput and Mughal style. Apart from the paintings, you can
shop for other special items or souvenirs like puppets, silver jewelry, pottery and stone
carved that will make your holiday and shopping experience pleasant.
Explore Options to Reach Kumbhalgarh
Before booking your Kumbhalgarh holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways
to reach this city. To know more, read on:
Dabok airport or Udaipur airport is the closest airport (66 KM) from Kumbhalgarh. You
can hire taxis to reach this town.
The nearest railway station to Kumbhalgarh is Falna, which is about 42 KM away from
Kumbhalgarh. The station is well-connected with all the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai,
Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Jodhpur and Jaipur.
There are regular and deluxe buses of Rajasthan State Government Roadways that
connect Kumbhalgarh to various cities like Jodhpur, Ajmer, Udaipur and Pushkar.
Choose any of the traveling modes and come for a remarkable Kumbhalgarh tour.