Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh is a fortress located in Mewar which is 85 km from Udaipur in Rajasthan. Due to its majestic structure built by Maharana Kumbha, Kumbhalgarh fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan (First being Chittorgarh) and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the Hill Forts of Rajasthan. It is also a birthplace of the great warrior and king of Mewar, Maharana Pratap. This glorious fort is among the well-known attractions of Rajasthan. Situated at an altitude of 1100 meter, this fort is fortified with 36 km long wall which makes it the third longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China and the Great Wall of Gorgan in Iran. The fort and the town in which it is situated got their names from Maharana Kumbha. There are quite a few attractions inside the fort – numerous palaces, 360 temples, 700 cannon bunkers and gardens. Out of 360 temples within its premises, 300 are Jain temples and the remaining ones are Hindu temples. Badal Mahal is a major attraction of the fort. It is the palace where great warrior Maharana Pratap was born. It is wonderfully decorated and till date it exudes its charm. There are seven gates in the fort and all of have their own unique significance and features.

About Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh is a fortress located in Mewar which is 85 km from Udaipur in Rajasthan. Due to its majestic structure built by Maharana Kumbha, Kumbhalgarh fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan (First being Chittorgarh) and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the Hill Forts of Rajasthan. It is also a birthplace of the great warrior and king of Mewar, Maharana Pratap. This glorious fort is among the well-known attractions of Rajasthan. Situated at an altitude of 1100 meter, this fort is fortified with 36 km long wall which makes it the third longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China and the Great Wall of Gorgan in Iran. The fort and the town in which it is situated got their names from Maharana Kumbha. There are quite a few attractions inside the fort – numerous palaces, 360 temples, 700 cannon bunkers and gardens. Out of 360 temples within its premises, 300 are Jain temples and the remaining ones are Hindu temples. Badal Mahal is a major attraction of the fort. It is the palace where great warrior Maharana Pratap was born. It is wonderfully decorated and till date it exudes its charm. There are seven gates in the fort and all of have their own unique significance and features.

Outstanding Universal Value

The Kumbhalgarh Fort was named after Maharana Rana Kumbha, who built this fort in the 15th century. This fort is also known as the birthplace of Maharana Pratap. The original fort was built in 6th century by King Samprati during the Maurya Age. This fort was often used as a place of refuge for the rulers of Mewar during times of danger. During its construction, the fort faced many obstacles. The problem was resolved by making a human sacrifice ritual. In order to remember the sacrifice of the human, a shrine and temple were created on the main gate of the fortress.

Monument Information

Address

Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan 313325

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Maharana Pratap Airport, Udaipur
  • Nearest Railway Station :Falna railway station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Charbhuja Bus Stand

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 45 °C, Minimum: 32 °C

    Summer : Maximum: 45 °C, Minimum: 32 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 35 °C, Maximum: 28 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October to February)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Toilets
  • Parking Space
  • Drinking Water

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Anil K. Tiwari
  • Phone: 0141-2396523
  • E-mail: circlejai.asi@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 600
₹ 600 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax