Kumbhalgarh was a creation of Mewar’s ruler Kumbha

  • Kumbhalgarh Fort, built in the 15th century, separates Mewar from Marwar. It resembles the Great Wall of China due to its 36 km long perimeter of walls and is considered the second longest in the world. 
  • Kumbhalgarh is one of the six hill-forts of Rajasthan, which enjoys a UNESCO World Heritage status. 
  • The fort of Kumbhalgarh, in its current shape and form, was a creation of Mewar’s ruler Kumbha in the 15th century. 
  • In its history, it is believed to have been captured only once, that too caused by a shortage of drinking water and only when surrounded by a Mughal force accompanied by armies from Amer, Marwar and Gujarat. 
  • Since World Heritage status has been achieved, visitors to the area have increased manifold, attracted both to the fort and to the wildlife sanctuary. 

Source:Economic Times

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