Kumbhalgarh stands a wary sentinel to the
past. The massive fort, encompassed by a 36-km long wall,
has seven majestic gates and seven ramparts, one within the
The most picturesque of the palaces is the 'Badal Mahal 'or
the palace of the cloud. The palace has got its name for
being the highest of all the structures. It offers a bird's eye view of the countryside surrounding the fort as
well as of other ruins within the fort.
Attractions of Kumbhalgarh
Three Jain temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Hanuman
and Navi Mata are among some noteworthy temples at Desuri. A
temple dedicated to Parsurama Mahadeo, nestled in the hills,
is also closeby. It is situated in the Kumbhalgarh tehsil of
A beautiful 'Chhatri'
with white marble columns, dedicated to Rana Pratap stands
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary supports a rich variety of
wildlife like the Panther, Wild Boar,
Antelope. The Sanctuary is also
noted for Flamingoes, Cormorants, Spoonbills and Egrets,
which are usually seen in winter.