Is Kumbhalgarh Fort Worth Visiting?
Yes, Kumbhalgarh Fort is a worth visiting tourist destination in Udaipur. It has everything a traveller’s heart yearns for, starting from its breathtaking location covering eleven greeny perks of the Aravalli region, vintage temples, to its supreme attraction, Kumbha palace. There are also many exciting activities to look forward to, such as a light and music performance. As a result, Kumbhalgarh Fort is well worth a visit. After reading the article, you’ll understand why Kumbhalgarh Fort is worth seeing, what makes it unique, what it offers visitors, and what to do on your solo trip there.
Entry ticket to Kumbhalgarh Fort
The Kumbhalgarh Fort does charge an entrance fee. The fee for Indians, SAARC, and BIMSTEC tourists is Rs. 15 per person. On the other hand, tourists from other nations will be charged Rs. 200. Each day, the fort is open between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Best time to visit Kumbhalgarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort is best visited during the winter season. That is between October to February. You must consider this issue seriously and plan your solo trip because visiting Kumbhalgarh Fort during summers can be deeply draining. I can’t picture scaling this magnificent arena under a July sky. So, plan your Kumbhalgarh trip during the winters to make it pleasant. Because of the scorching sun, you don’t want to miss out on one of Udaipur’s top trekking spots.
Places to visit inside Kumbhalgarh Fort
This historically and architecturally alluring fort is home to uncountable temples and a handful of palaces. All these wonderful places inside the fort are sealed with stories of the historical past, artistic endeavours, and the strategic brilliance of the Rajput, making Kumbhalgarh Fort a worthwhile place to visit on your solo trip to Udaipur. So, the places awaiting to surprise you with their elegance are
- Ganesh Temple
- Vedi Temple
- Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
- Parsvanath Temple
- Bawan Devi Temple
- Golerao Group of Temples
- Mammadev Temple
- Pitalia Dev Temple
- Rana Kumbha Palace
- Badal Mahal
- Jhalia ka Malia
I loved Badah Mahal, located at the highest point of the fort. Next to it, I liked Mammadev Temple. It is the temple where King Rana Kumbha was assassinated by his son. I told you these places speaks of the past. So tragic. The person who built this masterpiece was killed in the same place.
The fort’s architectural wonder
About the strategic brilliance, what I am going to say will truly wonder you and make you want to visit Kumbhalgarh Fort. The strategic genius of the fort is seen in its anti-attack setup. Yes, as you must know already, the Kumbhalgarh wall extends for 36 km. But, as you see, the pathway is not aligned straightway. It has several unexpected turns and detours. If you want to know more about climbing the Kumbhalgarh Fort, click here.
The zig-zag way is to prevent war elephants from entering the fort. Interesting! You will also notice sharp holes crafted in the walls. These holes help the archery soldiers attack the enemies while the strong walls prevent them from getting attacked. I am truly amazed by their brilliance! And there is a cannon hall located before the Badal Palace. There you will find pictures detailing how cannonballs were made. Maybe this is why Kumbhalfort Fort was never captured. It is too prepared for attacks!
Day trips from Kumbhalgarh Fort
Another fascinating attraction of Kumbhalgarh Fort is its location near other famous tourist destinations of Rajasthan. Places such as Ranakpur, Haldhighati, Nathdwara, Chittorgarh Fort, and Mount Abu are easy to reach from Kumbhalgarh Fort. Therefore, you can take a day trip to one of these places to elevate your solo travel experience. A little more information about these places. Haldighati is a notorious battleground of the Mewars. Ranakpur is famous for its Jain temple, which took 65 years to construct. Nathdwara is known for Kankroli Temple. Chittorgarh is another beautiful fort of Rajasthan. Finally, Mount Abu is a damsel in the desert of Rajasthan. It is a hill station you should visit on your trip to Udaipur!
How to reach Kumbhalgarh Fort
Now, let me explain how to get from Udaipur to Kumbhalgarh Fort. First and foremost, you should know that there is no direct public transit from Udaipur. Furthermore, the state buses are infrequent. As a result, the journey will be a little stressful. You only have one choice. That is to hire a cab or a van. Renting a cab will cost between Rs. 3000 and Rs. 4000. And the good news is you can carpool. However, for shared transport, a minivan is the ideal option. If you find this expensive, you can take a train to Rajasamand railway station. You can then rent a cab for roughly Rs. 2000 from there.
Apart from what I said until now, what stands out is the exciting activities you can do in Kumbhalgarh Fort. As a traveller, you can spend your day in Kumbhalgarh Fort productively by participating in the adventurous and heart-pounding activities it offers its visitors. Read my blog post on “What are the activities to do in Kumbhalgarh Fort?” to learn about these activities.
That’s the end of admirable facts about Kumbhalgarh Fort. After learning all of this, I am certain Kumbhalgarh Fort has earned a spot on your travel itinerary. But, if you’re still unsure, I will tell you again. It will be well worth your time!
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