-- A Happy Day at Kumbhalgarh --

  By : Apurva Pathak [on Mon, 24-Jan-2011]    Destination : Kumbhalgarh
In Rajasthan, a state full of forts, Kumbhalgarh Fort of Kumbhalgarh is yet another fort that is meant to captivate. Situated in Rajsamand district in the Northwest of Udaipur, the Fort has the world’s third longest wall stretching 36 kilometers around it. The Kumbhalgarh Fort was built by Rana Kumbha, the ruler of Mewar in the 15th century. There are beautiful temples inside the inner wall of the Fort while the outer wall encloses around 360 temples along with gardens and palaces. The Fort has a grand and welcoming gate, one step inside it can make you forget everything on your mind. Attractive temples on the right await a glance while a way leading to the top of the Fort is too hard to avoid. The entire view of the lush green land around from the top of the Fort is serene and beautiful. Kumbhalgarh also has a wildlife sanctuary housing endangered species of plants, animals and birds. It stretches 578 square kilometers and has small as well as large water reservoirs that attract birds like golden orioles, grey pigeons and red spur owls. Animals mostly seen in the sanctuary are leopard, sloth bears, wolves, hyenas and different species of deer. Jungle treks and safaris are also are arranged by the authorities of the sanctuary. A visit to Kumbhalgrah is a peaceful retreat in nature’s vicinity.
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