High Season : October - March
Low Season : April - September
Nearest Airport -UDR
Nearest Train Stations -FA
Falna Railway Station
The early history of the fort could not be ascertained on account of lack of evidence. The earliest name of the fort is believed to be Machhindrapur, while Sahib Haqim, a historian, named it Mahore. The original fort is believed to have been built by King Samprati of the Maurya Age on account of strategic importance during the 6th century. The subsequent history till 1303 AD till the invasion of Alauddin Khilji is obscure as the fort was insignificant at that time.
Kumbhalgarh in its current form was built by Rana Kumbha who was the Rana of Mewar from the Sisodia rajput clan. Rana Kumbha took the aid of the famous architect of the era, "Mandan". Rana Kumbha's kingdom of Mewar stretched from Ranthambore to Gwalior and included large tracts of what is now Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Out of the 84 forts in his dominion, Rana Kumbha is said to have built 32 of them, of which Kumbhalgarh is the largest and most elaborate.
Kumbhalgarh also separated Mewar and Marwar from each other and was used as a place of refuge for the rulers of Mewar at times of danger. A notable instance was in the case of Prince Udai, the infant king of Mewar who was smuggled here in 1535, when Chittor was under siege. Prince Udai later succeeded to the throne. The fort remained impregnable to direct assault.
Facts & Culture
Rajasthan Tourism Department every year in the memory of Maharana Kumbh, in the memory of three dins, a huge festival is organized in Kumbhalgarh. In this three-day festival, the fort is decorated with light. During this time, the performances of dance art, music art is also done by the local people. Many other events are also organized in this festival such as the fort tour, turban bunding, stretch for battle and Mehdi Mandana etc. The six fortresses of Rajasthan, mainly the Aamer Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort and Ranthambore fort were included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 37th Meeting of World Heritage Site held in Penh in June 2013. From the Kumbhalgarh Fort, famously known as the Rajputana ke Prahana, on the one hand, the greenery of the Aravali mountain range spread across hundreds of kilometers, with which it is surrounded, on the other side, the sand dunes of the Thar Desert also appear.
It is said that Kumbhalgarh fort is considered to be the strongest fort in the country, which it is impossible to win directly in the battle to this day. From Ahmedabad’s Ahmed Shah to Mahmud Khilji all attacked, but no one could win it in the war.