Kumbhalgarh is a small scenic fortress town located approximately 85KM away from Udaipur, Rajasthan. The stunning Aravalli hills surround this region. And it is the favourite of tourists from far and wide. The hill fort, dense wildlife sanctuaries and ancient temples make the town a place no nature-lover can afford to ignore.
Kumbhalgarh tourism is closely linked with its history. The city tells the story of the legend Rana Kumbha. He is the one who built 32 of the 84 fortresses that protected Mewar. The town has been a refuge for Mewars during conflicts.
Best time to visit Kumbhalgarh
The best time to visit Kumbhalgarh is winter. The temperature during the season is moderate. And you can happily explore the region and admire the historical monuments and other points of interest in the region.
The best months to be here are October, November, December, February and March.
How to reach Kumbhalgarh
The nearest airport to Kumbhalgarh is Udaipur. And it is 85KM away from the region. If you prefer to come by train, you will need to come to Falna. The railway station is 80KM away from here. Rajasthan State Government Roadways operate deluxe and ordinary buses from almost all the other cities in the State.
Places to visit in Kumbhalgarh
Here are a few of the places to visit in Kumbhalgarh. And they are sure to take you down to the glorious past of this enchanted town:
A marvel of Architecture to feast your eyes on, this fort is a monument you cannot afford to miss. The majestic Aravalli hills surround this fort. And it is set up at the height of 1900 meters above the sea. Rana Kumbha of Mewar dynasty built this architectural wonder. A 30-kilometers long wall covers this fort. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The fort is also home to many ancient palaces and temples. And the splendour of the forest from atop the fort is a visual treat every tourist desires.
- Badal Palace
This is a beautiful two-storied building and is located inside the fort. Numerous paintings and murals decorate this palace. Its location at the top gives the palace its name. Standing near the windows or on the terrace of the palace, you get to view the entire neighbourhood. It features two sections; a space for the noble ladies to rest and a hall for men to party and play games.
- Vedi temple
The temple belongs to the list of the top places to visit in Kumbhalgarh. Exploring this three-storied architectural astonishment will take just a few hours. Dedicated to the goddess Vedi, the temple stands in close proximity to the port’s Hanuman Gate.
Things to do in Kumbhalgarh
Whatever is your interest, Kumbhalgarh has got you covered. Admire the architectural wonder that is the fort. Have darshan of God at the numerous temples here. Or have a jeep safari through the Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary. Here, you get to watch rare and exotic animals like Nilgais, sambar, sloth bears and panthers. You may also come across different types of leopards. If a bit of entertainment is what you prefer, you can enjoy the light and sound show being organized here every day. Book your seat beforehand.
Kumbhalgarh does not have a special delicacy of its own. But if your tour operator is Club Mahindra, you get a chance to enjoy delicious Rajasthani, South Indian and continental meals. Club Mahindra restaurants and resorts offer the best amenities and stunning views of the town and surrounding places. Its Kumbhalgarh resort also offers amazing outdoor and indoor activities that you can pass your time. A day with Club Mahindra here includes the following:
- Have a Rajasthani breakfast; you may enjoy a Gazebo Dining on the terrace.
- Have a traditional Rajasthani welcome.
- Enjoy a jungle safari.
- A few hours inside the second longest wall in the world; the Kumbhalgarh fort.
You can also spend some time in a luxurious tent or feed catfish. Feast your eyes on a traditional dance or take part in a puppet-making workshop.
You may be an adventure enthusiast or a couple having a family vacation. Whatever is it, a few days in Kumbhalgarh will stay in your memory for life.