If you are visiting Udaipur for fun with adventure activities then Kumbhalgarh is the place for you. A destination that is most preferable for outdoor activities such as trekking and hiking in Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh will give you all the goosebumps and challenges which every trekking would love to conquer.
A Brief History
It is said that, out of 84 fortresses defending Mewar, 32 were designed and built by Rana Kumbha. Amongst those fortresses, Kumbalgarh with 36-kilometer long wall and towers is the master piece of the monuments and landmarks in Rajasthan. Kumbalgarh has a connection with an ancient citadel dating back to the 2nd century AD which belonged to the Maurya kingdom. The purpose of Kumbhalgarh was to define the boundaries between Mewar and Marwar region which became the site of refuge for Mewar rulers.
Why Kumbalgarh is the Best Place for Trekking and Hiking?
Located among the Aravalli mountain range, Kumbhalgarh is considered as the one of the best location for trekking and hiking. In the 15th century, this place was inaccessible as the Rana Kumbha of Mewar built a strong fort overlooking the Ajmer and Marwar region. The surprising thing is the fortress was built at a 3500 feet hill. On top of this, Kumbhalgarh is en-route to the destinations such as Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, and Pushkar making it a popular and attractive tourist destination.
Kumbhalgarh Fort has the 2nd largest fortified wall in the world making it a true gem of India. It is known as UNESCO world heritage site which stretched up to 80 km from Udaipur city. For every trekking enthusiast, the fort is close to Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary, famous for wild hogs, sloth bears, leopards, antelopes, etc. and beautiful bird species.
What are the Activities and Highlights of the Trek?
The trekking and hiking activities cover:
- Exploration of Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary surrounding the fort
- Jungle trail in the Aravalli mountain range
- Experience the native village settlements and living of the locals
- Jeep safari
- Rope activities
What Essential to Carry on a Trek?
Here are some of the important essentials that you must carry with you if you are trekking and hiking in Kumbhalgarh.
- Personal identify card for safety
- Comfortable shoes
- Comfortable clothes
- Sunscreen lotion
- Water bottle
- Food packets
- Sanitary essentials
- Torch light
- Swiss knife
- Travel backpack
What is Advisory While Trekking and Hiking in Kumbhalgarh?
We recommend to take extra care of yourself as well as the mother nature by keeping her in natural habitat. Below are a few advisory to follow while you are on your trek.
- Keep the environment clean and in natural habitat
- Do not litter the plastic or garbage on the trek
- Do not consume alcohol or other intoxicants during the tour
- Wear comfortable clothes
Where to Find the Trekking and Hiking Providers?
Besides this, you can search online for the trekking and hiking providers at Kumbhalgarh and book according to your plan. Each has its own perks with custom itineraries and things to do in Kumbhalgarh.
The Final Words
Treks in Rajasthan are some of the most loved activities and is recommended to experience on during your trip. Especially, the Kumbhlagarh treks will take you through hilly areas, dense forests, as well as water bodies.
An experience that will put you in a exploration of so many uncovered areas. Get ready to embark on an invigorating trip and let your heart sink into the beauty of Kumbhalgarh fort, forests, flora, and fauna!
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