Kumbhalgarh Fort Quick Facts

PlaceRajsamand District, Rajasthan (India)
Built in1443 AD
Built byRana Kumbha
TypeCultural fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort Overview

The Indian state of Rajasthan is the largest state of India in terms of area, which has within itself the ancient culture and history of India. Rajasthan has been the land of famous and rich princely states, due to which many types of forts and historical places can be easily seen here. Located in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, Kumbhalgarh Fort is famous all over the world for its carvings, shape and history.

Kumbhalgarh Fort History

Complete History is not available about the Fort, but it is said that the ancient name of this fort was Machindrapur, while a famous historian Sahib Hakim gave it the name of Mahour. According to some local beliefs, it is believed that the original fort was built by the famous king Samprati of the Maurya Empire in the 6th century.

Complete History is not available about the Fort, but it is said that the ancient name of this fort was Machindrapur, while a famous historian Sahib Hakim gave it the name of Mahour. According to some local beliefs, it is believed that the original fort was built by the famous king Samprati of the Maurya Empire in the 6th century.

In the year 1535, an incident happened with the prince Uday of Mewar when the younger prince was abducted here, after which the whole of Chittor was besieged and the prince was recovered. The city of Udaipur was later founded by Prince Uday. Raja Man Singh I of Amer, Raja Udai Singh of Marwar, Mughal Emperor Akbar and Mirza in Gujarat had a water shortage, for which water was sent to their areas and there was a shortage of water here.

Ahmed Shah I of Gujarat attacked this fort in the year 1457 but his efforts went in vain. After this Mahmud Khilji tried to attack this fort but that too failed. In the year 1818, a group of ascetics decided to protect this fort, but shortly after that, the Marathas established their control over the fort.

Kumbhalgarh Fort Interesting Facts

  1. The present form of this fort was built in about 1443 AD by King Rana Kumbha of Kumbhalgarh.
  2. This Famous fort is one of the tallest forts in the world, built on top of the Aravalli Mountains at an altitude of about 1,100 meters (3,600 ft).
  3. The Fort is one of the largest forts in India, covered over an area of ​​about 268 hectares (1.03 sq mi).
  4. The wall of this fort is the second largest wall in the world, which is about 38 km. long and about 36 km. is covered across the periphery.
  5. Its Front wall, which provided protection to this fort in the past, is about 15 feet thick, due to which this fort was able to escape from its enemies many times.
  6. This Fort is so grand that its beauty is made on sight, in view of its security in this fort, about 7 big and strong gates were constructed.
  7. This Fort is one of the most beautiful and religious forts in India, there are more than 360 temples inside this fort, of which 300 are ancient Jain and the rest Hindu temples.
  8. There is also a world-famous tank inside this fort named Lakhola Tank, it was constructed by Rana Laksha during the year 1382-1421 AD, this tank was about 40 feet deep before independence and about 60 feet after independence has been deepened.
  9. There are many famous temples in this fort, but the Ganesh temple located in it is built on a 12 feet (3.7 m) high platform, which is considered to be the first temple.
  10. Neel Kanth Mahadev Temple, located on the eastern side of this fort, was built around 1458 AD, this temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva.
  11. The Central temple of Neel Kanth Mahadev Temple located in this fort is rectangular in which about 24 giant pillars are located, the idol of Shiva located in it is made of black stone and has 12 hands.
  12. In view of the building style, structure, and history of this fort, this fort has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 2013.

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