tailormade tours to india, tourism in india, india package tours, indian tailormade tours, tailormade holidays, india tourism travelspackage tours in india, budget india tours, south india tours, pilgrimage tours of india, temple tours in south india, ayurvedic treatment travel
Home
Hotel Reservations
Airline Bookings
Car/Coach Rental
Rajasthan Tours
Golden Tours Itineraries
Pilgrimage Tours
Buddhist Circuit Tours
Pushkar Fair Festival
Wildlife Adventure Tours
Textile Tours
Yoga Tours
Trekking Tours
South India Tours
Luxury Trains
Motorcycle Tours
Cycle Tours
Rafting Tours

ReservationEmail

  Kumbhalgarh jungle ride.

kumbhalgarh lake.

Kumbhalgarh
General Information about Kumbhalgarh

History
View of Kumbhalgarh fort.In Rana Kumbha's time the kingdom of Mewar spread from Ranthambore to Gwalior, including vast tracts of present-day Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Mewar's rulers became patrons of all that was best in Indian martial and fine arts, architecture, and learning. Of the 84 fortresses defending Mewar, 32 were designed and built by Rana Kumbha. Of these, Kumbhalgarh with its 36-kilometer long wall and soaring towers is the most impressive. Kumbhalgarh stands on the site of an ancient citadel dating back to the second century AD belonging to a Jain descendant of India's Mauryan emperors. It defined the boundaries between Mewar and Marwar and became a refuge for Mewar's rulers in times of strife. Its steel gray ramparts encircle the fertile Shero Mallah Valley, with ancient monuments cenotaphs, ponds and flourishing farms. Kumbhalgarh fell only once in its history, to the combined forces of Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber, and Raja Udai Singh of Amber, and Raja Udai Singh of Marwar.

General Travel Information

Reaching Kumbhalgarh

By Air: Nearest airport is Udaipur (84 km).
By Bus: Kumbalgarh is approchable by road from Udaipur (84 km) and Ranakpur(18 km).
By Train: Rail Nearest railway station is in Ratlam (Madhya Pradesh) (80 kms) connected with all the major cities of the country.
Getting around: Cycle - rickshaw and tongas are available.

Places to see


Haldighati: The scene of the famous battle off 1576 AD fought between Rana Pratap-the heroic son of Udai Singh and the massive forces of the mughal Emperor Akbar. A beautiful Chhatri with white marble cloumns, dedicated to Rana Pratap stands here.


Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary: The 586 sq. km. Sanctuary supporting a rich variety of wildlife like the panther,sloth bear,wild boar, four horned antelope and scientifically bred crocodiles in the lake, are the major attractions.The sanctuary is also noted for flamingoes, cormorants, spoonbills and egrets
usually seen in winter


Muchhal Mahavir temple: The Muchhal Mahavir temple is situated about five km from Ghanerao in the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary. Its distinctive feature is the statue of Lord Mahavira with a mustache. The two statues of elephants guarding the gateways are splendid examples of temple decoration. In the vicinity are the Garasia tribal villages famous for their colorful costumes.

Hotels

Looking for hotels in Kumbalgarh. Please visit our Online Hotel Directory of Kumbalgarh. You will find the complete list of hotels from Kumbalgarh.
 

 

Profile -|-Contact -|-  E-mail
 Hotel Reservation -|- Colourful Rajasthan -|- Adventure Safari -|- South India Tours -|- Pilgrimage Packages
 Yoga Tour -|- Pushkar Festival -|- Car/Coach Rental -|- Airline Booking -|- Golden Triangle Tour -|- Wildlife Tours -|- Palace On Wheels -l- Motorcycle Tours -l- Cycle Tours -|- Cities

Our Network Links
www.heritagehotelsinindia.com | www.southindiatourism.in | www.indiatouroperators.com | www.carrentalindia.in | www.indianheritagehotels.org | www.tigersinindia.com | www.rajasthanheritagehotels.in | www.keralabackwatertours.com