History & Culture

Touching the sky


Kumbhalgarh is not related to Kumbh Mela, the mega gathering of human beings. It is located about 10 km north of Udaipur in Rajasthan. Popularly known as Kumbhalgarh Fort, its fortunes have been fashioned across 500 years ago like the twirling ice-cream on the top of a cone.

Nestled amongst the hills and dales of Aravalli hill Range, Kumbhalgarh Fort is one of the most massive edifices in the country. Having been constructed and repaired for more than five centuries, the impressive fort has managed to withstand the vagaries of nature, manmade mischief and marauding invaders over the years. Today it stands not only towering over the entire landscape but also looks sturdy and sublime as if it was built just the other day.

Thanks to the remarkable maintenance by the numerous known rulers and their unknown followers in the past and now the unsung employees of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) who have preserved the monument despite many daunting problems.

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