Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kumbhalgarh Fort Near Udaipur is an Architectural Marvel

There is one great attraction, which the tourists of Udaipur cannot afford to miss. It is none other than Kumbhalgarh Fort, a fortress of Mewar region located at a distance of about 82 kilometres to the north-west of Udaipur. Built during the fifteenth century, this hill fort is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction began with Rana Kumbha, and additions were made by several rulers over a period of time till the nineteenth century.
Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort sits at an elevation of about 1,100 metres above sea-level, and has perimeter wall extending to 36 kilometres. This is the second-longest continuous wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. Within the fort, there are more than 360 temples. According to the local legends, enormous lamps were burnt to provide light for farmers working in the valley during nights. These lamps consumed almost fifty kilograms of clarified butter and hundred kilograms of cotton.

Every year, many tourists of Rajasthan visit this fort and marvel at its massive walls. Several options available in local transport and accommodation in any of the excellent resorts in Udaipur would help tourists in reaching this site conveniently. Modern facilities provided in such resorts can make their stay truly memorable.

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