Kumbhalgarh Fort :: This most-remarkable of
forts stretches across 36 kms of the Aravali Mountains and is
1100 m high from the sea level. It was never conquered, for
reasons which become apparent the instant you set eyes on it.
The fort is just 80 kms away from Udaipur. The massive perimeter
wall is an astounding 36 kms. Surrounded by thirteen mountain
peaks, guarded by seven great gates and seven ramparts,
strengthened by rounded bastions and immense watchtowers, this
mountain fortress has witnessed many battles. The winding road
leads through deep ravines and thick forests to Arait Pol with
its watch-tower, Hulla Pol, Hanuman Pol, Ram Pol, Bhairava Pol,
Paghra Pol, Top-khana Pol and Nimboo Pol.
On top of the fort is the Badal Mahal Palace, It encloses
beautiful rooms with pleasant colour schemes of green, turquoise
and white, which provides a fascinating contrast to the raw,
earthy and grim fortress. The palace was rebuilt by Rana Fateh
Singh in the late 19th century. The legendary Maharana Pratap
was born here.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary :: Sited in the
flourishing green zone of Udaipur, Kumbalgarh is the only
sanctuary of Rajasthan, where activities of the rarely found
wolf can be seen. This is one of the few parks that allows
people on horseback. The best time to visit the reserve is from
October to June.