Kumbhalgarh- the fort with the world’s second longest wall

Kumbhalgarh has the world's second longest wall after the The Great Wall of China

Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress, lying on the Aravalli Range in Rajasthan, and also a Unesco-listed world heritage site. Stretching for about 80 kilometres, it happens to be the second longest wall in the world after The Great Wall of China.

Kumbhalgarh is actually more than just another historic hill fort in Rajasthan. It is a fort and a wildlife sanctuary, all in the midst of tribal villages of southern Rajasthan.

To top it all, it’s just 100 kilometres from Udaipur and can easily be a part of your Udaipur itinerary. The icing on the cake would be a visit to Ranakpur, 50km from Kumbhalgarh, which has a stunning Jain temple.

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A photo tour should help make up your mind to visit this gem.

 

Entrance to the Kumbhalgarh Fort
Entrance to the Kumbhalgarh Fort
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Measuring the long wall by foot!
Measuring the long wall by foot!
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Temples inside the fortress
Temples inside the fortress
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The colourful interiors of the temple
The colourful interiors of the temple
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Take a reflective moment overlooking the Aravallis
Take a reflective moment overlooking the Aravallis
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Beautiful painting on the walls of rooms
Beautiful painting on the walls of rooms
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The fort is surrounded by a jungle, hence ample wildlife nearby
The fort is surrounded by a jungle, hence ample wildlife nearby
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The stunning Jain Temple in Ranakpur, 50 km from Kumbhalgarh
The stunning Jain Temple in Ranakpur, 50 km from Kumbhalgarh
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AUTHOR'S BIO: Nitin Gairola is an adventurer, travel writer & a photographer who loves the educative side of travel relating to earth science, environment, history & world cultures. He has travelled to many parts of the Earth, across 6 continents & over 80 countries in his personal quest to know more about the planet & peoples. Besides Lonely Planet, his works have been released in The Economic Times, BBC Wildlife etc. More on: https://nitingairola.wordpress.com/