Sada Nira Resort offers these activities at Kumbhalgarh
Kumbhalgarh, an imposing fort built in 1458 AD set amid massive ramparts and surrounded by hundreds of temples, the creation of one of Mewar’s legendary heroes Rana Kumbha and the birthplace of the legendary warrior of Mewar Maharana Pratap. This fort was the second-most important fort for the Maharana’s of Mewar, the famous erstwhile rulers. Today, the wall encompassing the fort is known to be the second -longest wall after The Great Wall of China. The fort has seven grand gates and ramparts, one within the other. Rounded bastions and soaring towers add to its grandeur. The last gate or the Nimboo Pol has fascinating chambers within. There is an array of old palaces within the fort and Badal Mahal, the highest of all the palaces offering glorious views of the countryside. Built by Rana Kumbha in the 15th century, it has beautiful apartments painted with pastel-coloured murals.Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan after Chittorgarh. Located at a distance of 64 kms from Udaipur in Rajasmand district, Kumbhalgarh Fort is easily accessible from the city of Udaipur. This unconquerable fortress is secured under the kind protection of the Aravali ranges. Kumbhalgarh Fort was built by Maharana Rana Kumbha in the 15th century. The fort derived its name from the same factor.
Kumbhalgarh, a small town in district Rajsamand is known world wide for its great history and architecture. Here lies the great Kumbhalgarh fort which was built during 15th century by Maharana Kumbha. Enlarged during 19th century, this fort is also the birth place of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. This almost invincible fort is the highest and most formidable in the state of Rajasthan. Even the mighty mughal couldn’t capture it alone and it took the combined armies of Delhi, Amber and Marwar to breach its defences. Standing majestically on 1180m high ridge and representing the past glory of the Rajput rulers, the Fort also provides a panoramic view of the countryside from the top. Thirteen mountain peaks of the Aravali range protect this impregnable fortress. Seven huge and imposing gates stand like sentinels at the approaches and seven ramparts, one being folded within another with crenulated walls strengthened by rounded bastions and immense watch towers, make this an impregnable mountain fortress. It’s serpentine 15 kilometres long wall is thick and broad enough for eight horses to ride abreast. This wall is second longest only to the ‘Great Wall of China’. This grand fort also has 360 temples within the walls.
Kumbhalgarh, along with five other forts in Rajasthan was recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in June 2013. Quite astonishingly, there are around 360 ancient temples, as well as palace ruins, step wells, and cannon bunkers inside it.
Entry to the fort is open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. There’s an interesting sound and light show at 6.45 p.m. every day at the fort which is a highlight of Kumbhalgarh experience.
Walk along world’s 2nd longest fort wall : The fort wall is claimed to be the 2nd longest in the world after the great wall of china. “The manmade monument visible from the space after the great wall of china “. Enjoy a walk along the fort; let the ancient jain and hindu temples along its perephery overwhelm your senses. The temples numbering over 350 belong to verious periods of history. Badal Mahal is situated at the highest point of the fort.
Give it your best short : Learn to be a fighter; take a lrsson in archery. Pick up that bow and arrow and brave that battlefield of you.
Experience the wild side of life…. The tropical deciduous Kumbhalgarh sanctuary longest in Rajasthan spread across 610.5square kms is home to myriad flora and fauna.
One may spot wild animals such as sloth bear and panther. A perfect place to unwind… To find peace and tranquility in the lap of Mother Nature…. and to get up close to the exquisite wildlife.
Unleash your wild spirit: Take the irresistible, leisurely camel ride through one of the world’s oldest mountains- TheAravalis. Experience its pristine beauty and let its magic cast a spell on you. On the way see the farmers ploughing in the fields, as you relish the fresh and spicy corn on the cob. DISTANCE from nathdwara is 50 kms, from Udaipur is 85kms, from Jodhpur is 160kms, and from Jaipur is 325kms. from Mt. Abu is 130 kms & from Bhilwara is 130kms.
Kumbhalgarh offers several activities to visitors. You can go trekking in one of the several exciting trails here. You can also take a horse safari in Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary. Know more about the things to do in Kumbhalgarh.
Put your feet up and relax, play games with your kids to unwind, go exploring the mountains on foot, or re-discover history. Kumbhalgarh has much to offer, to make your holiday a memorable one.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a major attraction for the tourists coming to Udaipur. It surrounds the fort and is spread over an area of 586 km. spreading across the Aravalli Range; Kumbhalgarh sanctuary covers parts of Rajsamand, Udaipur and Pali districts. The sanctuary makes home to many endangered species of wildlife. The sanctuary provides natural abode to many creatures like Wolf, Leopards, Sloth bear, Hyena, Jackal, Jungle cat, Sambhar, Nilgai, Chausingha (the four horned antelope), Chinkara and Hare. In fact, Kumbhalgarh is the only sanctuary of Rajasthan, where you can trace wolf engaged in its activities.
This sanctuary inhabits more than forty wolves in number. In the summers, one can easily find pack of wolves strolling around water sources in the sanctuary. If you find your interest in birds, then here you can see a nice variety of birds too. In the park, you can see Grey Jungle Fowl, which is usually inhibited. Peacocks and Doves also gain attention by their own charm. Apart from this, birds like Red Spur Owls, Parakeets, Golden Oriole, Bulbul, Dove, Grey Pigeons and White Breasted Kingfisher are traceable near the water holes. The park boasts of spectacular bird diversity. The most common bird found in the sanctuary is the peacocks and doves. Birds like grey jungle fowl, red spur owls, Parakeets, golden Oriole, grey Pigeons, Bulbul, and white breasted kingfisher can also be seen here. Some tour operators organize safari tours through the sanctuary. The safari route enters the sanctuary from the Kumbhalgarh Fort and cutting across the sanctuary it reaches Ghanerao, and then borders an old abandoned road. One can spot Chinkaras, Neelgais, four horned Antelope and many birds on this road.If you are interested in nature and wildlife, take a trip to the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. A drive through the forest will give you a glimpse of the ecology of the region, and you may spot animals like the Nilgai, Panthers, Sloth Bears, and Four Horned Antelopes.
Green-brown valleys, dense forest path, stony Aravalli hills, and a fort, the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect blend of wildlife and heritage. One of the more intriguing, yet not-so-talked about (at least outside Rajasthan) is the Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Named after the grand and austere Kumbhalgarh fort that sits grand in the center of the sanctuary (you can easily see the fort while taking a safari. Try and catch it all lit up in the evening), the reserve is home to a number of endangered animals – leopards, nilgai, the four-horned antelope, panther and sloth bears. Reports also suggest that wolf breeding has been a success here, and there are 40 wolves that inhabit the sanctuary. The sanctuary is green and has mango, jamun and bamboo tress, and supports a rich bird life. You can easily spot a number of them – peafowl, grey jungle fowl, spotted dove and many more – wandering around, wary yet not intimidated by the tourist. Hop onto a jeep, which is the best way to navigate the stony and dense terrain (not a road), and get ready to listen to the many tales the guide will entertain you with. The safari starts from the fort and finishes at Ghanerao, a small village on the highway that boasts of many Jain and Hindu temples, a must see too. Not many know but the area is rich in horse safaris, and you can even tour the sanctuary on a horse or trek into the forest, along with trained guides.
Guided rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, and other adventures in Kumbhalgarh available.
Bike your way to the Molela Village nearby. The track is a road, which paves through a green cover, reaches the village and its local Shiv temple.
The resort overlooks a water body surrounded by the hills. At night, sit out, have your meal and take in the quiet, pretty surroundings.
Explore exciting mountain trails
The mountains around the resort are perfect for trekking. Hire a guide from the resort, and go explore, based on your level of comfort. Outdoor activities in Kumbhalgarh include trekking, bird watching and horse safari.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is home to different endangered wild animals. Go on a horse safari and see the wildlife in its natural surroundings. The Kumbhalgarh Fort is usually the starting point. Bird watchers can get a glimpse of different birds including Grey Jungle Fowl, Doves, Red Spur Owls, Golden Oriole and White Breasted Kingfisher.
Trekking is yet another exciting activity that you can take part in. You can trek up to the Kumbhalgarh fort. Trekking tours are organized on different trails including Kumbhalgarh to Ghanerao, Kumbhalgarh to Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh to Thandiberi. The trekking routes are such that you get to pass through valleys comprising fresh water streams, dense woods and steep hills.
Sightseeing in Kumbhalgarh is all about marvelling at the huge edifice of Kumbhalgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary. Kumbhalgarh Fort is the most renowned site in Kumbhalgarh. The fort is the second important fort in Rajasthan after Chittaurgarh Fort. Surrounded by 13 mountain peaks and strengthened by watchtowers and rounded bastions, the Kumbhalgarh Fort was built in 15years and was constructed by Rana Kumbha. Stretching across the distance of 36km of the Aravalli Mountains, the fort houses a domed palace and rises to the height of 1100metres above the sea level. The fort has seven gates and each of them is wide enough for eight horses to march abreast through these gates. Are you fascinated by wildlife and do you love watching birds? Then Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal place to see in Kumbhalgarh. The wildlife encloses the Kumbhalgarh Fort and covers an area of 586sqkm. Deriving its name from the Kumbhalgarh Fort the wildlife sanctuary is situated across the Aravalli Range and boasts of wildlife species of four-horned antelope, panther, wild boar, wolf, sloth bear, jackal, sambar, chinkara, leopards, hyena, jungle cat, nilgai and hare. Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is considered to be the state’s only sanctuary that boasts of variety of wolves.
Savour traditional Rajasthani dishes under a stunning night sky on the open terrace as folk musicians and dancers add their magic to a beautiful evening. Or take in superb views of the valley at an al fresco dining. In a romantic mood? A candlelit dinner overlooking the lake amid soft strains of light instrumental music makes for the perfect setting.
Relax in the garden with a cuppa, put your feet up, and take in the views of the serene lake and surrounding hills. As the evening turns to twilight, watch the stunning night sky bloom into a thousand stars.
Enjoy special moments with your loved one.
Folk performances featuring local musicians and dancers can be arranged on request.
There is not much scope for shopping in Kumbhalgarh as it is a small town. The nearest destination for shopping is Udaipur, which is renowned for its miniature paintings in Mughal and Rajput style. Other than paintings you can shop for silver jewellery, puppets, pottery and stone carved items that make an excellent souvenirs to take back home.
Visit the camel farms around Kumbhalgarh. Sample and pick from the products – paper and decorative from camel dung and soaps made from camel milk. Check out the Camel Charisma farm.
Rajasthan is the land of temples, with interesting stories to tell, just about at every turn of the road. And Kumbhalgarh boasts of a few better known temples of the region. Visit them and hear the locals’ stories about them. Vedi Temple: The three-storied Jain temple built by Rana Kumbha was later renovated by Maharana Fateh Singh. It is believed to have originally been a sacrificial temple. Ranakpur Jain Temple: Located some 55km from Kumbalgrh, the famous Ranakpur Jain Temple is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinatha. Its construction started in the 15th century. Parshuram Temple: Legend has it that the sage Parshuram meditated in this ancient cave. Now a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva marks this place, 9km from Kumbalgarh fort. Shrinathji Temple: This Krishna temple in Nathdwara, some 60km from Udaipur, was built in the late 17th century and is an important pilgrimage site.
Discover rustic Rajasthan and a slower rhythm of life amid hamlets, herds of cattle and smoke-kilns. Unlike in homogenised cities, the imprint of hundreds of years of culture can still be seen in rural Rajasthan. Join us for an unforgettable village safari, deep in the hinterland. Taste the local village cusine, get enthralled by folk musicians and dancers and lose yourself in the wizardry of puppetry across the sands. It’s not just a detour into a desert village, but the discovery of a lifetime
SADA NIRA RESORT has in-house restaurants of the hotels that you are staying. Hotel’s in house restaurant have multi-cuisine restaurants where you can get Indian, Chinese and Mughlai cuisine. Savour some scrumptious Rajasthani thali or the traditional Rajasthani cuisine.