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Kumbhalgarh Fort in Udaipur

·  Summer: March-July (35°C - 40°C)
·  Winter: October –March  (11°C - 5°C)
·  Monsoon: July-September

Best time to visit:  October – March

Opening Time: 8:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 6 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: N/A

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  INR 100
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Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 100
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Standing tall on a hilltop 1100 metres above sea level, the fort of Kumbhalgarh exudes the grandeur of the rulers of Mewar at its best. Located near Udaipur in Rajasmand district, Kumbhalgarh Fort is easily accessible from the city. The fortified gateways, the panoramic views of the Aravalli ranges and the sand dunes of Thar, ornate bastions and the huge watch towers remain as testimonies of the powers and the creative excellence of the rulers.

Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan, second only to Chittorgarh. Kumbhalgarh Fort built by Maharana Rana Kumbha in the 15th century also holds the rare distinction of being an unconquerable fortress.

Steeped in history, this massive fort stands in the midst of the rugged terrains and the wilderness of the Aravalli, which has enhanced its dramatic charm. Surrounded by as many as thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort presents an impressive structure, the fortifications of which runs to the length of 36 km., which make it the second longest wall in the world, after ''The Great Wall of China''. The massive fort complex has many palaces, temples and gardens, which enhances the regal charm of this structure.

The Fort also has a palace on top of the structure, which is aptly named 'Badal Mahal' or the Palace of Cloud, which offers stunning views of the vistas down town. The ravines of the Kumbhalgarh Fort offer enough and more options to explore and experience the cultural richness and history of this fort and its place in the history of Mewar.

Note: You would not be able to find any ATMs in Kumbalgarh, so it is advisable to carry enough cash.

Road: Rajasthan State Government Roadways operate ordinary and deluxe buses which stop at Kumbhalgarh. The town is connected to Udaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and Pushkar by bus service.

Railway: Nearest railhead is Phalna, around 80 km. away, which is well-connected to Mumbai, Ajmer, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Jodhpur. Taxis can be hired from the station to Kumbhalgarh.

Airway: Udaipur, (85 km. away) is the nearest airport. Pre-paid taxis are available from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh. Udaipur is well-connected with all major cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Jodhpur by air.