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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 become 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

Quick Facts
Area : 6.5 sq. kms.
Our suggestion : Best time to come : Sep to March
Rainy Season : from July to Mid Sept, and very humid (Upton 90%)
Climate :
Hot Summer (25.0 C Min to 42.0 Max C)
Cold Winter (22.0 C Min to 0.0 Max C)
Clothing : Winter - Wollens
Summer - Light Tropical’s
Season : Winter Oct. - March
Summer April – June
Language : Rajasthani, Hindi & English

How to get Kumbhalgarh


Located in the southern part of Rajasthan (close to Udaipur), Kumbhalgarh is an interesting tourist destination. Some of the tourist attractions worth visiting at Kumbhalgarh are Haldighati, Muchhal Mahavir, Kumbhalgarh Fort and the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary.


Udaipur is the nearest airport from Kumbhalgarh, which is serviced by regular flights to and from cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.


The nearest Railhead from Kumbhalgarh is Udaipur. The railway network links Udaipur to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and other cities of India.


Kumbhalgarh is well connected to Udaipur, which in turn is linked to other major cities in Rajasthan, Gujarat and other neighboring states.

Best Time to Visit

The best time visit Kumbhalgarh is between Octobre and March. The weather remains very pleasant during this time. The daytime temperature during this time encourages visits to various tourist places to see in Kumbhalgarh. The summer months, from March to May, are best to be avoided, as the temperature can easily cross 40° C, which is not conducive for visiting places of attractions in Kumbhalgarh.