Famous for: Palaces and Forts, History and Culture, Viewpoints, Monuments
Get a view of the Aravallis from Kumbalgarh Fort, one of the UNESCO World Heritage site. The fort area has many palaces and temples, each associated with interesting stories. Light & sound show is worth attending too.
When to visit:
january - december
09:00 - 18:00 Everyday
Steps climbing involved , so wear comfortable clothes. Carry water & Snacks. | Do attend the light & sound show held every evening at 6:45PM
Kumbalgarh Fort is situated at the tail end of the Aravalli Range in Mewar. This fort is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage site. This fort not only makes a good sunset point but also allow tourists to study architecture and the carvings on the walls. There is a 578-sq-km wildlife sanctuary which tourists can explore on a Jeep or Horseback.
Kumbalgarh Fort is the birthplace of Maharana Pratap and holds a significant place in the history of India. Highlights of Kumbalgarh Fort includes Kumbha palace, Badal mahal (birthplace of Maharanapratap) and 360+ Brahmanical and Jain temples. Architecture wise Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is the most famous.
As the fort is located at the hilltop, it offers 360 degree view of the entire landscape of the fort. View of lush green surrounding in the monsoon is a sight to behold.
Light & sound show is held every evening at 6:45PM which runs for 45 mins. In this show, stories of the Rajput dynasties of Mewar and the fort’s history is shown. The fort is illuminated for an hour after the show. A great photo op for the tourists.