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KumbhalgarhKumbhalgarh was virtually inaccessible in the 15th century, Rana Kumbha of Mewar built this great defensive fortress on a 3,500 feet (1,100 meters) high hill overlooking the approaches from Ajmer and Marwar. Chittorgarh echoes with the tales of romance and valour unique to the Rajput tradition. The pride and glory of Rajasthan, Chittor echoes with the tales of romance and valour unique to the Rajput tradition. A ruined citadel, where the royal past lives in its imposing forts, graceful palaces and spectacular chhatris.

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Kumbhalgarh Tourist Attractions
Kumbhalgarh Fort
The wall of the fort stretches some 36 kms and is situated at a height of 1,914 m, making it quite inaccessible in the medieval times. The fort provides a good view of the countryside from the top. The fort encloses many temples, palaces, gardens, and water storage facilities.
Badal Mahal
The Badal Mahal has beautiful apartments painted with delicate pastel-colored murals.
It is the scene of the famous battle of 1576 fought between Rana Pratap, the heroic son of King Udai Singh, and the massive forces of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. A beautiful chhatri or canopy with white marble columns dedicated to Rana Pratap stands here.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sanctuary is also a place worth a visit. A rich variety of wildlife like the panther, sloth bear, wild boar, four-horned antelope, and scientifically bred crocodiles in the lake within the sanctuary are the major attractions of this sanctuary.
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The famous Ranakpur temples are just 50 kms from Kumbhalgarh by the scenic route through Vanpura and Saira. Ranakpur became a strangely tranquil meditation center in a frequently war ravaged land. It also became a magnificent sculpture museum to which wealthy Jain merchants and ministers kept adding shrines and statues.
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