Kumbhalgarh — Fort with the second longest wall in the world after the Wall of China

Pillars of a temple or a building at Kumbhalgarh

The fort of Kumbhalgarh has the second longest wall fortification in the world after the number one Wall of China. Kumbhalgarh was ordered to be built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. It was a strategic location in the wilderness of the Aravali Mountain Range. The wall stretches about 36 kilometers in length and is about 8 healthy horses wide. Kumbhalgarh is the birthplace of the great Maharana Pratap. There are many stone-and-brick temples in the premises. The fort was renovated by Maharana Fateh Singh in the 19th century.

Mountains serving as the backdrop for Kumbhalgarh

Most photographers find overcast weather disinteresting. But I find it interesting. You get very different light in your photos, and that is what helps you create photos with mysterious beauty.

A big beautiful tree at Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh is located at about a 100 kilometers of driving distance from Udaipur, towards north. The roads are good, but it will still take about 2 hours of driving time. If you happen to be at Ranakpur [beautiful Jain temple in the middle of forest], it is only about 50 kilometers of distance that will take 1 hour of driving time.

Beautiful steeple of a temple at Kumbhalgarh

Here are some photos of Kumbhalgarh I took on my visit. Hope you will enjoy! ☺

A bastion of Kumbhalgarh

Steeple of a temple at Kumbhalgarh

A majestic and beautiful temple at Kumbhalgarh

A bastion of the fort of Kumbhalgarh

A beautiful stone temple at Kumbhalgarh

A dome at Kumbhalgarh

A portion of Kumbhalgarh

A sign board at Kumbhalgarh directing towards Sun Temple, Mamadev Temple, Pitaliya Shah Temple and the Umbrella of Prithviraj

A stone steeple of a temple at Kumbhalgarh

A temple at Kumbhalgarh

An old and beautiful stone temple at Kumbhalgarh

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple at Kumbhalgarh

Neelkanth Mahadev Temple of Kumbhalgarh

Nandi Bail at the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple of Kumbhalgarh

Another view of the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple at Kumbhalgarh

Beautiful tree near Halla Pol Gate of Kumbhalgarh

Close-up of a dome of Kumbhalgarh

Ganesh temple at Kumbhalgarh

Gate of Kumbhalgarh near the parking lot

Halla Pol Entrance at Kumbhalgarh

Halla Pol Gate of Kumbhalgarh

Hanuman Pol Gate of Kumbhalgarh

Hilltop premises at Kumbhalgarh

Information about the Kumbhalgarh Fort

Information Board by the Archaeological Survey of India explaining that Kumbhalgarh is a Protected Monument

Kheda Devi Temple at Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh Fort covered in the clouds

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Laxmi Narayan Temple at Kumbhalgarh

Looks like an incomplete or a damaged stone building at Kumbhalgarh

Map of Kumbhalgarh

Premises of Kumbhalgarh with beautiful misty mountains

Remains of a temple at Kumbhalgarh

Remains of the beautiful architecture of Kumbhalgarh

Seemingly incomplete or partially damaged work of a temple at Kumbhalgarh

Shivling inside the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple at Kumbhalgarh

Some stone monument remains at Kumbhalgarh

Tourists at Kumbhalgarh

Uniquely designed bastions of the Kumbhalgarh Fort

Vedi Complex of Kumbhalgarh

Vedi Complex or Vedi Parisar at Kumbhalgarh

Vedi Complex or Vedi Parisar of Kumbhalgarh

Walkway at Kumbhalgarh

Way up to Kumbhalgarh Fort

24 comments :

  1. That is utterly fascinating. So glad you dropped by to link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/allium-glorious.html. I hope you'll come by each week. Your photos are marvelous!

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    1. Indeed Susan!

      My pleasure linking up the beauty on your awesome linky. I will keep coming to your blog often :)

      And I'm so glad that you like my photography :)

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  2. Man alive! Why haven't I ever heard of this place??? It's incredible!

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    1. That is the reaction one would expect publishing about Kumbhalgarh! You reacted bang on Gennie! Kumbhalgarh is incredible indeed! :)

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  3. What an amazing place! Truly gorgeous!

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  4. Marvelous photos and impressions of this very special and beautiful place. Great !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  5. Wonderful photos and the work of the fort is an intricate work of art in itself! Thank you for sharing with us! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you Cathy! The intricate work of the heritage buildings surely add value to their presence.

      My pleasure sharing the beauty with everyone. Enjoy your day! :)

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  7. Looks like a really interesting place to visit.

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  8. Impressive and wonderfully beautiful!

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  9. Fascinating place and great shots of it

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  10. wow, so incredible!! how wonderful to see this!

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  11. simply amazing. I wonder what mystery it holds within the strength of the walls!!

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    1. True; just amazing!

      It must be holding great mysteries indeed. Not everything can be discovered and revealed.

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