The Insurmountable Kumbhalgarh Fort in Rajasthan
Do you think that the Great Wall of China is the incomparable walls in Asian continent? No!! There is one more (massive) wall in Kumbhalgarh fort of Rajasthan. This fort is in Mewar district of Rajasthan. Kumbhalgarh fort is considered as the world’s 2nd chief barrier fortification. Around 10 horses can sprint at the same time in the walls of Kumbhalgarh fort. Kumbhalgarh Fort is the 2nd leading fort of Rajasthan after the famous Chittorgarh Fort. Kumbhalgarh Fort was established by King “Maharana Rana Kumbha” around 15th century. The fort has got its name from its founder. Surrounded by 13 lofty mount crests, the Kumbhalgarh fort is built on the peak crests more or less 1,914 meters beyond the sea level. The ramparts of this fort broaden to a measurement of about 36 kilometers lengthwise. This veracity has helped Kumbhalgarh Fort to acquire a unique place in the global records.
Kumbhalgarh Fort is placed at a distance of around 64 km from the city of Udaipur in Rajasmand district. The easily accessibility of Kumbhalgarh Fort from the city of Udaipur has always been a plus to the visitors and tourists. This insurmountable fortification is protected by the strong shield of the Aravali knolls.
Remarkable History of Kumbhalgarh fort:
In line with the Historians, the 2nd son of King Ashoka constructed the Kumbhalgarh fort. The building of the fort was started in the year 1443 by “Maharana Azad”. It took around 15 years to complete the entire construction of the fort. At last, the Kumbhalgarh fort was completed in the year 1458. In the intervening time, King Maharana Kumbha helped to raise the fort monetarily. This was the reason to engrave his name on the Kumbhalgarh fort. Historians say that this fort was constructed based on Vastu Shastra. Kumbhalgarh fort, in keeping with custom, was constructed in 2nd century.
Once, the Nagaur & Jalore in the state of Rajasthan were the hub of Muslim decree. As a result, Maharana Kumbha (1433-1468) raised the fortification far above the ground and broad. The tactical military terms and rival reinforcement of the fort was made safe to be observed. Hundreds of other royal families lived in Kumbhalgarh Fort a long time ago. During rebellions, the Kumbhalgarh Fort has offered shelter to the sovereigns of Mewar. Baby king Udai Singh was also kept safe at Kumbhalgarh Fort for the entire period of combats.
Implausible Architecture of Kumbhalgarh Fort:
The unconquerable Fort Kumbhalgarh Fort has 7 colossal gateways, 7 fortifications that are folded up with one another with premeditated barricades hard-edged by bent citadels and mammoth observation towers. Kumbhalgarh Fort was established based on the famous Vastu Shastra basics. There are several chronologically important spots such as the pools, the ramparts, temples, the emergency exit doors, suburban edifices, columns, sunshades and sacrificial altar at the entrance of the fort. The burly construction and rock-hard base of the Fort made it unassailable till now. The heavily built walls of the fort are wide enough to accommodate 8 horses alongside. It is said that 10 horses can scamper on the fortress wall at the same time.
The wall of this fort was built very broad that ten soldiers can face the opponents at once. According to the Historians, Akbar attacked Chittorgarh and occupied it in the year 1568. On the other hand, his attack on Kumbhalgarh Fort was not successful. Even though the military troops of Akbar tried to capture the fort one more time, they still failed because of the strong walls of Kumbhalgarh Fort. Later, Salim, son of Akbar also tried to recapture the fort. Nevethless, he also could not conquer the mighty Kumbhalgarh Fort. Thanks to the sky-scraping elevation of the fort. So as to handle any big catastrophe, gigantic storage areas were also built in the fort. The morsels were also set down. The colossal complex of Kumbhalgarh Fort bestows prehistoric bits and pieces for the tourists to discover. So, visitors sure can spend an enjoyable dusk as they leisurely walking from first to last of the narrow valleys of Kumbhalgarh Fort.
There are around 360 temples within the complex of Kumbhalgarh Fort. Out of all temples, the Shiva Temple is very famous and possesses a gigantic “Shivalinga”.
Beautiful Badal Mahal:
Also, the Kumbhalgarh Fort is well-known for its celebrated fortress that dwells on the pinnacle of its edifice. This gorgeous palace is referred as “Badal Mahal” or the “Palace of Cloud”. This palace offers the look of being travelling in the globe of clouds. This palace is also considered as the birth place of great combatant Maharana Pratap. Badal Mahal boasts stunning rooms with exquisite colour mishmash of turquoise, white and green. The exclusive colours grant a dazzling distinction to the simple shades of the Fort. The Cloud Palace also bestows an implausible panoramic view of the city’s business district.