from this magnificent fort, Kumbhalgarh travel and tourism is known
for a number of other attractions also. The Kumbhalgarh wildlife
sanctuary is the perfect place for the nature lovers. It is home to
some of the exotic species of animals as well as birds. Then there is
the Muchchal Mahavir temple, dedicated to Lord Mahavira and Haldighati,
the venue of a famous historical battle. One thing is for sure, that
you will not be disappointed with a visit to this fortress city.
Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary: Spread over an area
of 578 sq km, the Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary is home to a wide
variety of wildlife. Wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle
cat, nilgai, four horned antelope, chinkara, grey jungle fowl and a
number of other animals inhabit this sanctuary. A birds watcher's
paradise, the sanctuary serves as a habitat of peacocks, doves, red
spur owls, parakeets, golden oriole, gray pigeons, bulbul, white
breasted kingfisher, etc
Kumbhalgarh Fort: Rana Kumbha got the Kumbhalgarh
fort constructed in the 15th century. One of the few forts in
Rajasthan that have remained unconquered. Kumbhalgarh was also the
birthplace of Maharana Pratap, Mewar's legendary king. The attractions
of the fort include a number of fascinating palaces and an array of
temples inside it. The fort is enclosed by a thick wall, running up to
36 km and offers a splendid view of the surroundings.
Haldighati: Haldighati was the venue of the famous
battle fought between Rana Pratap (son of Udai Singh) and the Mughal
Emperor Akbar in 1576 AD. Haldighati has a chhatri (cenotaph) of Rana
Pratap with white marble columns. Also present, is a small chatri
dedicated to Rana Pratap's famous horse Chetak.
Muchchal Mahavir Temple: Muchchal Mahavir temple is
famous for a statue of Lord Mahavira with a moustache, which it
enshrines. Guarding the gateways of the temple are two beautiful
elephant statues. The temple is situated in the Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary,
approximately 5 km from Ghanerao.