This is a very good hotel for the price they charge. Many of the hotels around the fort charge exorbitant prices.
The staff is extremely humble and courteous. Rooms are decent, clean and spacious. Amenities are basic but ok.
No hot water in the bathroom at night was a bit of let down but no complains for morning.
Food is pretty good. The buffet that they provide in night was really good and the charges were quite reasonable.
No phone network inside the hotel but it was not a big deterrent for us. In fact, it was peaceful that way :)
The area is a bit secluded and is about 5-6 Kms from fort. But so are most of the hotels and resorts that you will find in Kumbhalgarh. If you have your own vehicle, it shouldn't be a issue. For people travelling without their own vehicle, there will be a dependency on the hotel for arrangements.
For us, it was a stopover between Udaiput to Mt Abu by our own vehicle. Ranakpur temple is also on the way ahead to Mt Abu with a 18kms detour one way.
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Kumbhalgarh is situated in the midst of Aravali Hills and has a great Fort in the area of 27 KMs. & has very wide walls and the walls of the fort of Kumbhalgarh extend over 38 km, claimed to be the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China, there is a sanctuary also where one can spot panthers, bears, blue bulls, antelopes and many other animals.
The frontal walls are fifteen feet thick. Kumbhalgarh has seven fortified gateways. There are over 360 temples within the fort, 300 ancient Jain and the rest Hindu. One can behold the spectacular scenes of the Thar Desert from the fort walls. On top of the fort is the Badal Mahal Palace. It is decorated with beautiful rooms with pleasant color schemes of turquoise, green and white, which provides a mesmerizing view of the fortress.
Apart from the fort, Kumbhalgarh is also known for its rich natural wildlife zone. Kumbhalgarh wildlife sanctuary takes name after the historic fort of Kumbhalgarh as it surrounds the fortress and covers an area of 578 km2 (223 sq meters). The sanctuary extends across the Aravali Range, covering parts of Rajsamand, Udaipur, and Pali district, ranging from 500 to 1,300 meters (1,600 to 4,300 ft) elevation. Tourist here can ride on horseback in the reserve and the best time to visit the park is from October to June. It is the home of some rarely found wildlife species. The wildlife includes wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, sambhar, nilgai, chausingha (the four-horned antelope), chinkara and hare. The bird life at Kumbhalgarh is also worth to visit. Bird-like grey jungle fowl, the red spur owls, Parakeets, golden Oriole, grey Pigeons, Bulbul, Peacocks, Dove and white-breasted kingfisher can be seen here.
Kumbhalgarh happens to be the starting point for the sacred Banas River and Lord Shiva’s Temple is also situated their which is known as Vero Ka Math.