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Overview

Fort of Kumbhalgarh Mewar is a fortress on the choice of the West, Aravalli hills in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan Udaipur near the state in the west of India. It is a world heritage site included in hill forts of Rajasthan. Built during the 15th century by Rana Kumbha, Kumbhalgarh is also the cradle of Maharana Pratap, the great King and warrior of Mewar. Occupied until the end of the nineteenth century, the fort is now open to the public and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes every evening. Kumbalgarh is located 82 km to the north-west of Udaipur by road. It is the most important in the area of Fort Mewar After Chittorgarh.
 
In 2013, at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, fort of Kumbhalgarh, with five other forts of Rajasthan, has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site under the group hill forts of Rajasthan.
 
With a wall of more than 38 km long, the fort is the second most Great Wall in the world after the Great Wall of China and the second largest fort in Rajasthan After Chittorgarh Fort.
 
History
 
The beginning of the history of the fort could not be determined due to lack of evidence. The first name of the fort is believed to be Machhindrapur Haqim, while Sahib, a historian, appointed Mahore. The original fort would have been built by the King of the age Samprati Maura due to the strategic importance during the 6th century. The subsequent history up to 1303 up to the announcement of the invasion of Alauddin Khilji is obscure.
 
Kumbhalgarh in its current form has been built and led by Rana Kumbha and its Hindu dynasty who were Rajputs Sisodia descendants. Kumbhalgarh in its current form has been developed by, and seems to have been designed by a famous architect of the time Mr. Madan. Rana Kumbha of Mewar the Kingdom stretched from Ranthambore to Gwalior and included large tracts of Madhya Pradesh in the past as well as the Rajasthan. Out of the 84 forts of its domination, Rana Kumbha is said to have designed 32 of them, including Kumbhalgarh is the largest and most developed.

Architecture

Built on a hill, 1 100 m (3 600 ft) above the level of the sea on the Aravalli Range, the Fort of Kumbhalgarh has walls that extend to 36 km (22 mi), which in fact the second most long wall in the world. The front walls are fifteen feet thick. Kumbhalgarh has seven fortified gates. There are more than 360 temples in the fort, Former 300 Jain and the rest The Hinduism. The Summit, it is possible to see the miles in the Aravalli Range. The sand dunes of the desert of Thar can be seen of the Fort walls.
 
According to the legend, in 1443 of our era, the Maharana Kumbha Rana, Kumbhalgarh, has first several attempts, in the attempts to build the fort wall. A spiritual master has been consulted regarding the construction of the problems and has advised the rule that a human sacrifice volunteer would solve everything that was at the origin of the obstacle. The Spiritual advisor has advised the building of a temple where the head must fall and the construction of the wall and the Fort where the rest of his body. As can be expected, for once nobody volunteered, but one day, a Pilgrim (Some versions suggest a soldier, and some, that the spiritual master and the pilgrim were the same) volunteered and was ritually decapitated. Today the main entrance of the fortress, Hanuman Pol, contains a place of worship and a temple to commemorate the great sacrifice.
 
According to the popular folklore, Maharana Kumbha used to burn the massive lamps that consumed fifty kilograms of ghee and a hundred kilograms of cotton to give light to the farmers who have worked during the nights in the valley.
 
Its wall is the second largest wall in the world, after the Great Wall of China and is known as the Great Wall of India.
 

Location

Country
India
State
Rajasthan
City
Rajsamand
Location
Kelwa (Rajsamand)
Address
Rajsamand, Rajasthan.
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Rajsamand
Nearest Railway Station
Jaipur Jn (JP)
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Jaipur International Airport
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latitude : 26.824199680 longitude :75.812202450
Corporation : Jaipur
GPS Code : VIJP

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