The Sherpas of the G20 countries and invitees from countries and international organisations recently visited the famous Kumbhalgarh Fort in Udaipur.
About ‘Kumbhalgarh’ –
- Kumbhalgarh is the second most important citadel after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region.
- The fort was built in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha.
- The massive fort is 3,600 feet tall and 36 kilometres long, and it surrounds the city of Udaipur.
- It is the second-longest wall of the world after the Great Wall of China.
- The fort has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the group of Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
- It is strategically located on the western Aravalli hills.
- The fort contains seven fortified gateways and several Jain temples, as well as the Lakhola Tank, the most famous tank within the fort, which was built by Rana Lakha.
- It is the birthplace of Mewar’s legendary king Maharana Pratap.
- Its defences could be breached only once by the combined armies of the Mughal and of Amber primarily for scarcity of drinking water.