Jodhpur was not as delightful as Jaipur or Sambhar, so we decided to move early toward Udaipur. Udaipur is 5hr drive from Jodhpur; 80 km short of Udaipur is Kumbhalgarh. From Jodhpur, you start on NH 62 until a place called ‘Pali’, from there it is a detour to SH 67. The 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 the fertile land of central India.
Putting forth some facts, Which is the second longest man-made wall? The perimeter wall of Kumbhalgarh fort is the second longest manmade wall in the world; measuring 36 km 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 the Kumbhalgarh fort which 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 an architectural wonder, as were the forts of Jaipur or Jodhpur but the self-defense is the best.
Inside Kumbhalgarh Fort
The fort comprises 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 the fort; you better carry a binocular along with you. You can enjoy the light and sound shows after dusk. The fort is also a good location for wedding shoots.
When you start your journey toward the fort, you do not expect to encounter any good hotels or restaurants. As you approach the fort, you will find this place has a few good resorts like Club Mahindra and Kumbhalgarh Resort. A great place for couples on honeymoon to have a perfect getaway from the city hustle. Being awestruck with the history and construction of the fort. Near dusk, we move towards Udaipur.