Kumbhalgarh fort of Udaipur is
named after Rana Kumbha, who got the fort constructed in the 15th century. It
is situated approximately 64 km north of Udaipur. The Mewar region has its second
most important citadel in Kumbhalgarh, after Chittorgarh.
the fort are the Aravali ranges. The Kumbhalgarh fort of Udaipur, Rajasthan is
another fort that has remained unconquered till date. This was so because of its
inaccessibility and hostile topography. The fort has approximately thick walls
wide enough for eight abreast horses. Kumbhalgarh fort is also the birthplace
of Mewar's legendary King Maharana Partap.
The most amazing and interesting
fact about the fort is that it houses another fort in its complex. This fort is
called Kartargarh fort and comprises of a palace built by Maharana Fateh Singh.
The palace was constructed after destroying the palace built by Rana Kumbha. There
are 365 temples and shrines in the Kartargarh fort.
The huge fort complex
also comprises of a number of palaces and temples. The most magnificent palace
inside the fort is the Badal Mahal (Cloud Palace). In the 19th Century, Maharana
Fateh Singh got the fort renovated. There is also a sanctuary, one of the few
that allow people to ride on a horseback while watching the wildlife. The wildlife
of the sanctuary includes wolf, leopard, jackal and a variety of birds.