Located 84 kms north of Udaipur in the wilderness, Kumbhalgarh is the second most important citadel after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region. Cradled in the Aravali Ranges the fort was built in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. The inaccessibility and hostility of the topography lends a semblance of invincibility to the fort. It served the rulers of Mewar as a refuge in times of strife. The fort also served as refuge to King Udai of Mewar in his early childhood when Banbir killed Vikramaditya and usurped the throne. It is of immense sentimental significance for the people being the birthplace of Mewar's legendary king Maharana Pratap. The fort is self-contained in all respect to withstand a protracted siege.
Built over more than a decade, this impregnable fort enjoys a strategic position on top of a high ridge between the eleven peaks of the Aravalli ranges. Before you enter, the powerful rounded bastions are sure to catch your eyes alongside the fort’s magnificent ramparts.
It is one of the most beautiful places because of the alluring wall paintings, the intricate stone jails, or stonework where the queens used to witness the court’s proceedings. This palace has two distinct parts, one being the Mardana Mahal that was meant for the royal males, and the Zenana Mahal meant for the royal ladies.
Built-in 1460, the Temple of Mammadev is known for its beautiful interiors, intricate sculptures, and architecture. Four massive blocks within the temple have inscriptions of the Mewar clan’s heritage and history. It has a huge reservoir or “kund” as it is called in the surrounding that makes for a pleasant sight.
Located in the lap of the Aravalli range, the sprawling Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the exciting places to visit in Kumbhalgarh. This sanctuary is home to numerous highly endangered animals like the rare grey jungle fowl, and the white-breasted Kingfisher.
Temple reached by a winding path with panoramic forest views. It is a cave temple that is enshrined by Lord Shiva. It is believed that the Hindu sage Parshuram stayed and meditated here at this spot. Other than Lord Shiva, there is also an idol of Lord Ganesh and also has nine kunds that almost never run dry.
GANGA GOVERDHAN MUSEUM
Ganga Govrdhan museum ,located 2 Km before kumbhalgarh fort is a coin mcollection museum has collection of 5000 ancient indian coins ,tourists who comes to view kumbhalgarh fort also visit this unique coin museum. You can't carry any mobile phone or camera inside i.e no photographs are allowed.