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Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh is a fortress that is located in the district of Rajsamand in the state of Rajasthan. This place is situated in the western India. Rana Kumbha built this place in the 15th century. During the 15th century this fort was practically inaccessible. This place is also known for the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, warrior and king of Mewar. Kumbhalgarh has a 36 kilometer long wall and high towers. You can easily reach this place as it is located within the reach of Ajmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Pushkar. It is one of the attractive tourist destinations.

This place is quite unique and offers tourists with many interesting destinations. Many tourists not from the country but tourists across the globe come to explore this place. The fort is built on a hill that is situated at the altitude of 3,500 feet above the earth's surface. In the 19th century Maharana Fateh Singh got the fort renovated because of the inaccessibility.

There are many places that you can visit in the location of Kumbhalgarh. You will get to see the longest wall that is known to be the second longest wall after the Great Wall of China.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary:

This Wildlife Sanctuary covers the area 578km2. You will get to see a wide variety of wildlife which also includes the endangered species. You will get to see a wolf, leopards, jungle cat, hyena, nilgai, sloth bear, jackal, chausingha (four horned antelope), hare, chinkara, smabhar and many more. Bird life at this sanctuary is gratifying. You will get to see Doves and Peacocks regularly eating the grains that are scattered by the guards of the jungle. Near the water holes you will get to see birds like gray Pigeons, Bulbul, Parakeets, white breasted kingfisher, red spur owls, and golden Oriole.

Muchchal Mahavir Temple:

This temple is known for the famous statue of Lord Mahavira that bears a moustache. Two beautiful statues of elephants guard at the gateways of the temple. This temple is located near the Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary approximately 5km away from Ghanerao.

Parshuram temple:

At this temple you will be taken back in the historical period. It is an ancient cave where 'Rishi Parshuram' performed his Sadhna. You will have to climb 500steps to reach till the cave.

Haldighati:

It is the famous place which is known for the battle that was fought between Mughal Emperor Akbar and Rana Pratap (son of Udai Singh) in 1576 AD. This place has a commemorative plaque of Rana Pratap that white marble columns in it. The small cenotaph is dedicated to the horse of Rana Pratap named 'Chetak'.

Kumbhalgarh is very well connected to Udaipur roads that are linked with the major cities in Rajasthan, Gujarat and many other neighboring states. For visiting the famous places in this location you can hire car rentals. The car rentals would help you to reach the famous destinations in an easy way.

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