Kumbhalgarh The Another Major Destination In Mewar Region :-
Kumbhalgarh is the second most important bastion in the Mewar region, after Chittorgarh. Where it now stands, was once the site of an ancient citadel dating back to the 2nd century AD. That citadel belonged to a Jain descendant of India’s Mauryan emperors. Rana Kumbha founded the fort of Kumbhalgarh in the 15th century. Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan, India is one of the few forts in India that remain unconquered till date. One of the reasons behind this is the inaccessibility and hostile topography of the fort. Maharana Fateh Singh got the fort renovated in the 19th century.
Kumbhalgarh Fort :-
The fort provided refuge to the rulers of Mewar in the times of conflict, especially Udai, the baby king of Mewar. It is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, a legendary King of Mewar. The fort was made in such a way to protect it against the enemy forces. Encircling the fort is a 36 km long wall, with width thick enough to accommodate eight horses abreast. A self-sufficient fort, Kumbhalgarh was built with almost everything within its premises, with a view to endure a long siege. A number of palaces as well as temples inside the fort add to its appeal. Only once in its lifetime, the fort fell to the combined Mughal and Amber armies, that to because of a scarcity of drinking water. Apart from this magnificent fort, Kumbhalgarh travel and tourism is known for a number of other attractions also. One thing is for sure, that you will not be disappointed with a visit to this fortress city.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. Covering a total surface area of 578 sq km and stretching across the Aravalli ranges, it encircles parts of Udaipur, Rajsamand, and Pali. The wildlife sanctuary encompasses the historic Kumbhalgarh Fort and is also named after the fort. This hilly dense forest of Kumbhalgarh will definitely prove to be a pleasant surprise for those who consider Rajasthan a desert state. The green tract of the park forms a dividing line between the two different parts of Rajasthan; Mewar and Marwar.
At a distance of 33 km from Kumbhalgarh Fort, and 97 km from Udaipur, Ranakpur Jain Temple is one of the holy places of Jain religion situated at Ranakpur near Sadri town in Pali district of Rajasthan. Ranakpur is one of the five most important Jain pilgrimage sites of India and among the most famous jain pilgrimage places to visit in Rajasthan.
These Jain temples are dedicated to Lord Adinath, who was the first Jain Tirthankara. The construction of the temple began in year 1446 and in 1496 the idol was installed. The temple is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinath. Built over 40000 sq. feet of land, the sprawling temple is known for its intricate carvings and architectural beauty. The temple complex comprises four subsidiary shrines, along with 29 pillared halls and 80 domes that are supported by 1444 pillars, all intricately carved. The carvings on these pillars are present at a height of 45 feet and include pictures of nymphs playing flute and in various dance postures. It is surprising to know that no two pillars have the similar design. Apart from this, another stunning act about these pillars is that they change their color from golden to pale blue during the day. There are two huge bells in the main prayer hall, which are 108 kg each.