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Places To See In Kumbhalgarh

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Kumbhalgarh Fort- Kumbhalgarh Fort was built in the 15th century by King Rana Kumbha and is located on the banks of the River Banas. Tourists in large numbers flock the fort as it is the second most important fortress of the state of Rajasthan. This huge fort is surrounded by 13 peaks, watchtowers, and bastions. Kumbhalgarh Fort is spread over 36 km of the Aravallis. It houses a domed palace built by Maharana Fateh Singh. The long winding wall was built to guard against the attacks of enemies, and this wall is supposedly the second to the Great Wall of China for its length.

Neelkanth Mahadeo TempleNeelkanth Mahadeo Temple, situated near the Kumbhalgarh Fort has a six feet Shivling made of stone and dedicated to Lord Shiva, who is considered to be the only deity of the area. According to history, King Rana Kumbha used to worship this deity, and in an unpleasant incident, he was beheaded by his own son at a time when he was offering prayers at the shrine.

Badal MahalBadal Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Clouds’ is located at the top of the Kumbhalgarh Fort. This palace has two storeys, and the whole building is divided into two interconnected segments called the Mardana Mahal and the Zanana Mahal.

Parshuram Temple -The Parshuram Temple is located inside an ancient cave and is dedicated to the famous sage Parshuram. It is abelief that the Sage Parshuram meditated here, seeking the blessings of the Hindu deity Rama. Tourists need to step down 500 stairs to reach the cave.

Vedi TempleVedi Temple was constructed by Rana Kumbha to honour the sacrifice of the pilgrims and is located very close to the Hanuman Pol of the Kumbhalgarh Fort. The structure of this jain temple was renovated by Maharana Fateh Singh, later and is considered to be the only remnant among all sacrificial places in the country.

Kumbhalgarh Wildlife SanctuaryKumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary situated in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan and surrounds the Kumbhalgarh fortress. The Kumbhalgarh wildlife includes wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai, chausingha or the four horned antelope, chinkara and hare. The bird life at Kumbhalgarh is also enjoyable.

Kumbhal Palace, Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhal Palace, Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhal Palace by Kirk Kittell

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