Khumbhalgarh Fort

The fort is built on the shore of the river Banas and ranks second in importance as forts of Rajasthan. It is encircled by as a many as 13 mountain peaks strengthened by many bastions and monitored by multiple watchtowers. It took around 15 years for the fort to be built by Rana Umbra. Legends say that a voluntary human offering was needed for the robust construction of the fort.

A pilgrim willingly came forward for this sacrifice and to commemorate it a shrine was built at the main gate of the fort. From the top of the fort a splendid view of the surrounding areas including various important ruins inside the huge enclosure of the fort can be achieved. If you don’t have any problem with long walks then you can stroll through those ruins to explore them from a close quarter which would really be worth the effort of yours. The fort has got as many as seven gates which are broad enough to allow the passage of eight horses abreast.

And the boundary wall of the fort is of 36 kilometers in length and it is so wide that a small car can run on to it. A very fascinating light and sound show is held in the after the dark fort for the visitors which is sure to appease the mind of every traveler.

 

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