Trip to Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Located about 82 km from Udaipur in Rajasthan, the fort of Kumbhalgarh is famous for its beauty and strength. The wall of this fort is about 36 kilometres long, and it is called the world’s second and the longest wall of India after Great Wall of China.

Kumbhalgarh, where the walls are strong as the Great Wall of China.

Located about 82 km from Udaipur in Rajasthan, the fort of Kumbhalgarh is famous for its beauty and strength. The wall of this fort is about 36 kilometres long, and it is called the world’s second and the longest wall of India after Great Wall of China.

The speciality of this wall is that it has 300 temples and it is not visible from space. This fort was also called ‘Ajayagad,’ it is hard to get the victory for any enemy.

Due to the fort and near a sanctuary near this place, this region has become a renowned tourist destination. Not only the fort of Kumbhalgarh, many magnificent palaces and Kumbhalgarh hotels are built here attract visitors.

History of Kumbhalgarh Fort

The construction of this tall wall was done by Rana Kumbha to protect the Kumbhalgarh fort from the enemies. Kumbhalgarh is located in Rajshamand district of Rajasthan. This place is situated in the southern part of the state and is also known as Kumbhimaler. With this fort, there has been a deep connection with Indian history.
Here is the childhood between Prithviraj Chauhan and Maharana Say. Panna Dhay had also hidden up the Maharana Uday Singh in this fort. After the defeat of the Battle of Haldighati, Maharana Pratap was in this fort for a long time. This fort is not only the crisis capital of Mewar, but it has been the place of the glory and legends of the historical heritage.

Kumbhalgarh Fort is architectural

It is said about this fort that it is built according to the laws of Vastu Shastra. In this fort, entrance gate, ramparts, reservoirs, crisis gate to go out, palaces, temples, residential buildings, sacrificial altar, pillars, umbrellas, etc. were built keeping in mind Vaastu.

Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary is spread over an area of 578 square kilometres, gets its name from Kumbhalgarh fort and covers parts of Rajsamand, Udaipur and Pali districts. It is famous for sheep and wild chickens and was declared Wild Wild Sanctuary in 1971. The four-horned antelope is called ‘Chaosinga,’ and Ghattal in local colloquial is preserved here. It is the only deer in the world that has four horns of a male. It is found only in India. This sanctuary is the origin of the river Banas. The Jain temple of Ranakpur (Pali) comes in this. Kumbhalgarh Fort, which was built during the Maharaja Kumbha, is also included in this.

This is the only sanctuary in Rajasthan where wolves can be found. Other wild animals include hyena, jackal, leopard, lazy bears, wild cats, saffron, Nilgai, Chaosinga (four horned deer), chinkara, and rabbit. During the summer season, visitors can often see a flock of wolves near the source of water. Kumbhalgarh national park is a good place for those interested in birds, like wild gray falcon, pigeons, peacocks, red owls, parrots, golden onions, bullion, pigeons, gray pigeons and white chest Kingfisher. Horse Safari is a pleasant way to roam the area, which is a unique attraction for all nature lovers. You can also visit other wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan to enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of Rajasthan.

The Best Road Trip across Rajasthan

Rajasthan has its share of resplendent forts and palaces and museums and what not. With a legion of other places interest and hundreds of thousands of tourists coming to Rajasthan each year, it wouldn’t be wrong to consider it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.

Rajasthan has its share of resplendent forts and palaces and museums and what not. With a legion of other places interest and hundreds of thousands of tourists coming to Rajasthan each year, it wouldn’t be wrong to consider it one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.

And while a lot of people are keen on visiting Rajasthan, from what I see, most of them choose to traverse through the state using rail and flights. Given how Rajasthan is brimming with rich heritage and culture and each and every settlement in the state has something unique on offer, most of the tourists miss on the peculiar traits of Rajasthan and never manage to drift apart from popular cities like Jaipur.

One of the best ways to explore Rajasthan, in my opinion, is through road trips. The sheer joy of watching the tarmac fall behind you, the rustic villages calling out to you; bitten by the travel bug, you move and crawl forward, too bothered to care pretty much about everything else.

Jaipur to Udaipur via Jodhpur

One of the most sought-after road circuits in Rajasthan is Jaipur-Jodhpur-Udaipur. The road trip from the ‘pink city’ to the ‘city of lakes’, via the ‘blue city’ is as mesmerizing as it can get. Here’s a brief itinerary for the same:

1. Drive/fly to Jaipur; preferably from New Delhi
a. Distance from Delhi to Jaipur is about 280 km

 Amer Fort

2. Spend 2 days at Jaipur; on the first day visit all the forts in Jaipur and keep the second day for the City Palace and neighbouring region. Popular attractions in Jaipur are:
a. Amer Fort
b. Hawa Mahal
c. Jantar Mantar
d. Sheesh Mahal
e. Jaipur Wax Museum
f. Jaigarh Fort
g. Nahargarh Fort
h. Jal Mahal
i. Abhaneri Step Well

3. Leave for Jodhpur early in the morning
a. A 340 km ride that takes about 5 hours

4. You can halt at Ajmer and Pushkar, both of which lie midway between the two cities. Alternatively, you can stop for a day as well at either of the 2 destinations

5. Spend 2 days in Jodhpur – although you can cover most of the attractions in 1 day itself, you should keep 1 day for leisure. Some of the best tourist destinations in Jodhpur are:
a. Mehrangarh Fort
b. Ajit Bhawan Palace
c. Umaid Bhawan Palace
d. Mandore Gardens
e. Jaswant Thada
f. Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park

Mandore Garden, Jodhpur

6. Again, start early on the 3rd day for Udaipur
a. Udaipur is about 260 km away from Jodhpur

7. Midway towards Udaipur lies Narlai, a rustic town home to one of the best heritage resorts in Rajasthan, Rawla Narlai. A stay at Rawla Narlai is a must for anyone travelling from Jodhpur to Udaipur.

8. While in Narlai, you can also visit the Muchhal Mahavir Temple and head to the mighty Kumbhalgarh Fort.

9. Once at Udaipur, spend the day sightseeing. Some of the popular attractions in Udaipur are:
a. Lake Pichola

Lake Palace

b. City Palace
c. Jag Mandir
d. Jagdish Temple
e. Fateh Sagar Lake
f. Lake Palace
g. Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
h. Saheliyon ki Bari
i. Sajjangarh/Monsoon Palace

The Best Heritage Hotels around Udaipur for the Ultimate Royal Experience

Known by several monikers like City of Lakes, The Venice of the East and The Kashmir of Rajasthan, Udaipur is a major Rajasthani city and one of the most beautiful cities in India.

Known by several monikers like City of Lakes, The Venice of the East and The Kashmir of Rajasthan, Udaipur is a major Rajasthani city and one of the most beautiful cities in India. Bordered by cerulean lakes and the lush, green hills of the Aravalli, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, Udaipur was founded by Maharaja Udai Singh II in 1533 as the new capital of Mewar Kingdom.

The magical mosaic that Udaipur is, it’s inundated with fantastic palaces, havelis and temples stretching away in all directions through its narrow, crooked, timeless, old-world streets. East India Company’s Colonel James first called the city of Udaipur the most romantic spot on the Indian subcontinent.

Udaipur was also awarded the title of World’s Best City in 2009 by Travel and Leisure magazine. Boasting of many historic monuments, gardens, lakes, and museums, Udaipur is also known for its exclusive heritage hotels, all of which offer unmatched experiences and amenities to their guests. With some of the finest heritage hotels in its vicinity, Udaipur is definitely a destination to be at.

places-to-visit-in-udaipur

Let’s now take a look at some of the best heritage hotels in Udaipur.

1. Shiv Niwas Hotel: This crescent-shaped heritage hotel was established in the first half of the 20th century, during the reign of Maharaja Fateh Singh. While it was initially kept aside for the dignitaries of the Mewar royal family, the property was later transformed into an exquisite heritage resort. The deluxe hotel features 19 palace rooms, 8 terrace suites, 6 royal suites and 3 imperial suites. Everything apart from the 19 palace rooms is bedecked with original portraits and furniture which have been there from generations.

2. Amet Haveli: Amet Haveli was built between 1734 and 1752, under the reign of Maharaja Jagat Singh II. He is also known for being the builder of exquisite Jag Niwas, presently known as the Lake Palace. Along with numerous modern facilities, the hotel features 20 elegant suites with décor and ambiance reflecting the bygone Rajput era.

udaipur-city-lake-palace

3. RAAS Hotel Devi Garh: RAAS Devigarh is an 18th century palace nestled in the Aravalli Hills. A testimony to the charms of old-world Rajputana, it’s an exemplary heritage hotel in Udaipur featuring an array of decorative styles. With an atmosphere of complete serenity, the hotel offers a plethora of recreational activities, spa and wellness treatments, multiple dining options and a wide range of suites to choose from.

4. Rawla Narlai Heritage Resort: An exclusive blend of the old and the new, Rawla Narlai is a heritage resort lying midway between Udaipur and Jodhpur. Settled in the heart of Aravalli Hills, on the foot of a granite rock, Rawla Narlai tranquil resort tucked away from the clamor of the cities. Transporting its guests into a timeless period, Rawla Narlai seamlessly merges its age-old heritage with avant-garde facilities.

The Perfect Family Trip to Rajasthan

The swashbuckling state of Rajasthan has long lured tourists into its warm embrace.

The swashbuckling state of Rajasthan has long lured tourists into its warm embrace. Perhaps the most vibrant state in the Indian subcontinent, Rajasthan never fails to captivate travellers with its hubbub, colour and sheer splendour.

While the state of Rajasthan is best known for solo travelling, one could also enjoy a fun-filled vacation in Rajasthan with family and kids. A family trip can be best used for strengthening and rejuvenating the bonds with our dear ones, and with its majestic past,rich cultural heritage, numerous mesmerizing destinations and lip-smacking cuisine, what could be better than Rajasthan to relish important family time?

With the wide variety of experiences and destinations on offer, Rajasthan can cater to all sorts of family holiday experiences; be it with your significant another half, elderly parents or kids. Offering a platter full of options, it gets pretty difficult to plan the perfect travel plan to Rajasthan.

You are, however, in safe hands. To ease all your hectic travel planning across the royal state, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most prominent destinations in Rajasthan which would definitely make your family trip a success. Rest assured, your family trip to Rajasthan includes most of the popular cities, temples, forts, lakes, palaces and adventure activities.

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Located in Sawai Madhopur, Ranthambore is one of the biggest and most visited tiger reserves in India. Spread over an area of 392 sq km, it’s a treat for wildlife and nature lovers. One can choose to enjoy wildlife safaris in the mornings and evenings, which is the best way to spot the royal Bengal tiger.

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

Jodhpur

Bathed in blue, the sun city of Jodhpur is the most popular destination in Rajasthan, next only to Jaipur, the capital city. While Jaipur has got a charm of its own, it’s best to avoid it if you’re running short on time. Coming back to Jodhpur, the city is known for its glorious monuments and palace hotels. When in Jodhpur, make sure you visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Rao Jodha Desert Park, Toor ji ka Jhalra, Umaid Bhawan Palace and Hotel, just to name a few.

Narlai

One of the most ethnic towns in Rajasthan, Narlai in Pali is a secluded getaway destination that is often visited for the celebrated heritage resort in Rajasthan Rawla Narlai. Located on the Jodhpur-Udaipur highway, Rawla Narlai is a must-visit destination for anyone travelling via the said highway. With its enticing tour single-day packages such as hikes and treks, desert and village safaris, lake-side camping, etc, Rawla Narlai is one of the best family resorts in Rajasthan.

5 star luxury hotel near jodhpur

Udaipur

Udaipur, or the city of lakes, is a pristine city brimming with lakes and palaces. Often referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is home to the Lake Palace Hotel, which is regarded as the most romantic hotel in the world. Contributing to the city’s glory are prominent attractions such as City Palace, Jag Mandir, Jagdish Temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Sajjangarh Palace, Doodh Talai, Jaisamand Lake and Saheliyon ki Bari.