Jodhpur was not as delightful as Jaipur or Sambhar was, so we decided to move early towards Udaipur. Udaipur is 5hr drive from Jodhpur; 80Km short of Udaipur is Kumbhalgarh. From Jodhpur you start on NH 62 until place called ‘Pali’, from there it is a detour to SH 67. Road to Kumbhalgarh fort is an uphill drive, and the vegetation around makes it hard to believe that you are in Rajasthan. The greenery here resembles fertile land of central India.
Putting forth some facts, Which is second longest man made wall?. The perimeter wall of Kumbhalgarh fort is second longest manmade wall in the world; measuring 36Km long, 15 ft high and 12 ft wide.
After going through a roller coaster ride on narrow roads with hairpin bends, you will reach the mighty Kumbhalgarh fort. Rana Kumbha built Kumbhalgarh fort and is the birthplace of Maharana Pratap. You will not see the fort unless you reach within 500m vicinity of the fort. The fort is not architectural wonder, as were forts of Jaipur or Jodhpur but the self-defense is the best.
Inside Kumbhalgarh Fort
The fort comprises of nearly 340 temples of Hindus and Jains. Each temple is an architectural masterpiece. Near the main entrance are temples of lord Shiva and lord Ganesh. You will not get enough of them through clicking photographs standing on top of fort; better carry a binocular along with you. You can enjoy light and sound show after dusk. The fort is also a good location for wedding shoots.
When you start your journey towards fort, you do not expect to encounter any good hotels or restaurants. As you approach towards fort, you will find this place has few good resorts like Club Mahindra and Kumbhalgarh Resort. A great place for couples on honeymoon to have a perfect getaway from city hustle. Being awestruck with the history and construction of fort. Near to dusk, we to move towards Udaipur.