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Kumbhalgarh City Guide
" The Mountain Fortrass in the Wilderness "

Crasled in the cluster of thirteen mountain peaks of the Aravalli ranges, the formidable medieval citadel-Kumbhalgarh stands a way sentinel to the past glory. Rising from a prominent ridge, 1994 meters high from the sea level, the fort was built in 15th century A.D. by Maharana Kumbha (1419-63A.D.) and is the principal fornication after Chittaurgarh lying 90 km north wast of Udaipur.

The massive fort, encompassed by a 36km long wall has seven majestic gates and seven ramparts ine within the other rounded bastions and soaring and watch towers strength the crenellated walls of the fort making it an impregnable structure.

Fascinating chambers are built on the western side of the last gate the Nimboo Pol according to history the infant udai singh was smiggled from Bundi and hidden in these chambers by his faithful maid pauna Dai to save him from the muederous intentions of his uncles who desired the throne.

Udai Singh ascended the throne of Mewar with Kumbhalgarh as his residence and later established udaipur-the beautiful lake city.

Within the fort are many magnificent palaces and an array of ruined temples.

The most picturesque of the 'Badal Mahal'or the palace of the cloud. The palace has got its name for being the highest of all the structures. It offers a superb bird eye's view of the countryside surrounding the fort as well as of other ruins within the fort.

The ancient ruins of the temples within the fort date back to the Mauryan period built during the regin of the grandson of the mauryan Emperor Ahoka who belonged to the jain community.

Most of the ruins in Kumbhalghar are of the jain temple of various Periods.

As one moves to the East , kali temple and the Mamadev Kund with royal Chhatris can be seen. Another notewothy temple, a little further enshrines a fine black marble lingam.

The mandap or the hall of the temple has beautiful pillars, finely fulted and having a tapering shape.




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