THE GREAT WALL OF INDIA
From the dense wildlife sanctuaries, to century-old temples, there are boundless places to visit in Kumbhalgarh. Surrounded by the opulent hills of Aravalli, the scenic town of Kumbhalgarh is home to the renowned world heritage site of Kumbhalgarh Fort. Besides the splendid Badal Mahal is known for its grandeur, astounding architecture, breathtaking views, and colorful murals. Your Kumbhalgarh sightseeing is incomplete without the serene and beautiful Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, the three-storied beautiful Jain temple dedicated to goddess Vedi. Moreover, the unique temple of Muchchal Mahavir housing the mustache idol of Mahavira is a site you cannot miss. Another incredible place is the Parshuram temple, the meditation site of Rishi Parshuram, perched within a cave where you must seek blessings.
Built over more than a decade, this impregnable fort enjoys a strategic position on top of a high ridge between the eleven peaks of the Aravalli ranges. Before you enter, the powerful rounded bastions are sure to catch your eyes alongside the fort’s magnificent ramparts.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in the lap of the Aravalli range, the sprawling Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the exciting places to visit in Kumbhalgarh. This sanctuary is home to numerous highly endangered animals like the rare grey jungle fowl, and the white-breasted Kingfisher.
It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kumbhalgarh because of the alluring wall paintings, the intricate stone jails, or stonework where the queens used to witness the court’s proceedings. This palace has two distinct parts, one being the Mardana Mahal that was meant for the royal males, and the Zenana Mahal meant for the royal ladies.
Built-in the year 1460, the Temple of Mammadev is known for its beautiful interiors, intricate sculptures, and architecture. Four massive blocks within the temple have inscriptions of the Mewar clan’s heritage and history. The Mammadev Temple also has a huge reservoir or “kund” as it is called in the surrounding that makes for a pleasant sight.
Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple
Famous for its six –feet high monolith shivling made from a single kasoti stone in black, the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is one of the most interesting places to visit in Kumbhalgarh. That is because various chambers of the temple will keep you lost in time and mesmerized.
You will be amazed to see the architecture of the temple as it stands on the 36 pillars that Rana Kumbha built in the honor of the sacrifices done by the pilgrims. Later, Maharana Fateh Singh renovated it and to date, it remains one of the sacrificial sites in the country.
Parshuram Temple is a cave temple that is enshrined by Lord Shiva. It is believed that the Hindu sage Parshuram stayed and meditated here at this spot. Other than Lord Shiva, there is also an idol of Lord Ganesh and also has nine kunds that almost never run dry.
Ganga Govrdhan Museum
Ganga Govrdhan museum ,located 2 Km before kumbhalgarh fort is a coin mcollection museum has collection of 5000 ancient indian coins ,tourists who comes to view kumbhalgarh fort also visit this unique coin museum.