Set amidst a cluster of thirteen mountain peaks of the Aravali range, the formidable medieval citadel of Kumbhalgarh Fort stands a wary sentinel to the past glory of its kings and princes. Rising from a prominent ridge, 1,914 m above the sea level, the fort was built in 15th century AD by Maharana Kumbha (1419-63 AD) and is the principal fort after Chittaurgarh Fort.
Just 85 kms from Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh Fort is fortified with 33 kms of walls, over 25 feet thick, the second longest continuous wall in the world. It holds the distinction of being unconquered and the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the most valiant among Rajput heroes of Rajasthan.
Kumbhalgarh tour also offers nature lovers endless acres of greenery, sheltering many forms of wildlife at the game sanctuary, which boasts of panthers, sloth bears, sambhars, wild boar and the rare gray jungle fowls. For the spiritual, at a short distance lie the 15th century Ranakpur Jain Temple that are a fine example of the temple architecture and Charbhujaji. The Rajsamand Lake built in 1660 by Rana Raj Singh offers a spectacular view of the sunset with beautiful 'torans' or arches and chhatris adorning the embankment.
Today, like most forts and palaces in Rajasthan being converted into heritage hotels, the majestic Kumbhalgarh Fort is reputed as one of the best heritage hotels in Rajasthan. Over looking the Kumbhalgarh valley, the Hotel Kumbhalgarh Fort offers a perfect blend of age-old hospitality and modernity. For tourists who travel to Rajasthan to experience the real essence of royalty, the Kumbhalgarh Fort is the perfect place to enjoy. Apart from the historical relics, the tastefully decorated rooms with marble inlay and individual open terrace with uninterrupted countryside are sure to leave you spellbound.