Kumbhalgarh – Fort and Wildlife Sanctuary
|About Kumbhalgarh||Kumbhalgarh is known for it’s Fort and Wildlife Sanctuary. Being situated near Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh becomes an eye catcher for the tourists.|
|Places to visit||
1. Kumbhalgarh Fort: Fort of Kumbhalgarh is the second largest Fort of Rajasthan and birth place of Maharana Pratap. The good width boundary wall of this Fort is the largest wall of India and second largest wall of the World (after the Great Wall of China). Make sure you witness the light and sound show in the evening. Forts contains many temples including easy approached Shiva Temple.
2. Ranakpur Jain Temples : Built in the honour of Tirthankar Adinath the Ranakpur Jain Temples are famous world wide for the detailed carvings on marble and complex architecture.
3. Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary: Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is named after the Fort. Wild animals like wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai, chausingha (the four horned antelope), chinkara and hare can be spotted here. Variety of birds like the red spur owls, Parakeets, golden Oriole, grey Pigeons, Bulbul, Dove and white breasted kingfisher are habitant of this sanctuary. The view of Fort from the Sanctuary is splendid.
4. Parshuram Mahadev Temple: Parshuram Mahadev Temple is actually a cave where Parshuram (Avtaar of Lord Vishnu) meditated and worshipped Lord Shiv. In the cave you will find nature made figures of Lord Ganesh and Lord Shiv and 9 pools of water which never dry. 500 stairs (including trek) are to be climbed down to reach this cave from the Top Point known as Futadeval.
Total Trek route is around 7-8 Kilometres but unique and surprising fact of this trek route is this that one can tour by trekking up only or trekking Down only or trekking up & down also just by changing the starting and closing points. Enjoy the Trekking Route through Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary without preferring the road route.
Rana Kankar Hill : Rana Kankar Hill and Futa Deval are at the same location. This hill is the second highest hill of this Aravali Range of this area after the Hills of Jarga Ji. Very surprising fact that Rain Water from the rains on top of the hill on EAST side goes to BAY OF BENGAL in the EAST of India whereas Rain Water from the rains on top of the hill on WEST side goes to the ARABIAN SEA in the WEST of India.
5. Badal Mahal: The top most portion of the Kumbhalgarh Fort is called the Badal Mahal. You will get an excellent view of the surroundings from the Badal Mahal.
6. Udaipur: City of Lakes – Udaipur has been voted as the most romantic city. This city has many sight seeing locations such as City Palace, Lake Pichola, Fatehsagar Lake, Moti Magri, Bagore ki Haveli, Sajjangarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir Palace and many more.
7. Ek Ling Nath Temple: Temple of Lord Shiva famous for the four faced Shiva idol in black marble which stands 50 feet high. The architecture and design of the temple is remarkable.
8. Shrinathji Temple (Nathdwara): A very famous temple of Lord Krishna in Nathdwara (50 kms away from Udaipur). While visiting this temple make sure to know the visiting times.
9. Haldi Ghaati: The Epic battle of Haldi Ghaati between Maharana Pratap and Akbar was fought here. There is museum you can visit and enjoy camel ride.
|Best season to visit Kumbhalgarh||October to June for Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Through out the year for all other locations. Being located on height Kumbhalgarh is cool in summers in comparison to other places of Rajasthan.|
|Hotels & Accommodation||Maheshwari Bhawan, Charbhuja.|
|Connectivity||Railway Station: Udaipur, Rani, Falna, Jawai Bandh, Beawar, Chittor Jn. and Mawali Jn. Airport: Udaipur|
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