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“Kinda a time-suck”
Review of Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort
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Kumbhalgarh ranakpur tour by car
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Rajsamand
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed December 8, 2014

We left Jodphur to get to the Kumbhalgarh Fort before sunset - passing up cool rural sites along the way - only to feel really disappointed about the view. It just seemed so much more grand and lovely in the pictures. There's a few cool corridors that are great for photo taking, portraits if that's your thing. Otherwise, yeah. My friend and I were under-impressed. The best views of the wall interesting are not at the top but on the second to the top level. And for some reason, they weren't allowing visitors to walk along the wall when we were there? Definitely would not call this the "Great Wall of India" ... maybe just "A Wall in India" would suffice. Drive time included, it's like half a day. I really would recommend only if you are looking for things to do.

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Reviewed December 4, 2014

Really enjoyed the trip to this fort and the climb upto the birth place of Maharana Pratap... well maintained and the view from the top is amazing... the wall of the this fort is the second longest wall in the world after the great wall of China...(thats what the guide told us)... definitely worth visiting!

1  Thank Raaj S. K
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was a great experience to see one of the forts which is so special in the Indian history, marking the childhood era of Maharana Udai Singh and birth place of Maharana Pratap. To add to this the boundary wall of the fort extends to about 38 KM, which is the second largest after Great wall of China. Also visit a small temple which is still live and being worshiped since Rana Kumbha's existence.

1  Thank Sam_Jaipur2014
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

I saw the sun go down inch by inch.. like i had never seen before
from yellow to orange to pink.. !.. The monument is not very well preserved but you will excuse that for the calm and peace it provides when you look at the outstretched sky. People are in a happy mood sitting at the edges, observing the beautiful sun go down

1  Thank SakshiChadha
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Reviewed November 30, 2014

This place is where we felt MaharanaPratap more than in any other places. NOt even in UDaipur palaces we could feel the sher Maharanapratap. Our Guide Mr. Ramsing(as for him in the gates of the fort) is a passionate person. He explained so much about Ranaji's life and showed us each and every place with great amount of details from history. Like where Maharana's mother gave birth, quarters of kings/queens etc. We were very sad to see the minimum space they had in each of their quarters to live in. Though they had done great great sacrifices to the country, their living spaces were very minimal and not greatly artistic/lavish. When my mind compared this with the forts of jaipur i felt so bad - a person who had given way to the mughals into India by giving his daughter's hand to him lived luxuriously whereas the person who kept the freedom fire in womb and wandered with his own children in forests didnt have even basic needs to fulfilled to live.. But his sacrifice and prem to the country is written in every stone of Kumbalgarh. Their light and sound show is more patriotic than those in chittorgarh and udaipur palace. For every patriotic Indian this place is amust go. Jai Rajputana!!!! And pl be sure to ask for this guide. He enjoys explaining each and everythign about the brave Rajput.. Jai Bharath!!!

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