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Kumbhalgarh Fort (The Great Wall of India)

Be amazed by the second-longest continuous wall on the planet


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This 36km (22-mi) wall surrounds the ancient fort of Kumbhalgarh, is often referred to as the Great Wall of India. Built more than 500 years ago, it used to protect a massive fortress which features about 300 ancient temples. Since 2013, Kumbhalgarh Fort along with other five hill forts of Rajasthan have been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It's best to visit the Kumbhalgarh Fort during October–March when the temperature is best for hiking and sightseeing.

Kumbhalgarh Fort was founded in the 15th century by Rana Kumbha. The fort is also known as the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king of Mewar. The fortification is located on Aravalli Hills, in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. It takes about two hours (85 km) to get there from the city of Udaipur.

The wall is really picturesque as it is made of beautiful old stone bricks. It winds through valleys and mountains, resembling the Great Wall of China. Some sections of the wall are 15m wide. The Kumbhalgarh fort is open to the public and every evening the fort is spectacularly illuminated, so try not to miss that.

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