I want to share with my readers the beautiful pictures of Kumbhalgarh Fort of Rajasthan, India. Please click on the photo images to view them in their full size. I give my thanks to Shri. Yashvir Tuli whose mail is forwarded to me. Indeed, the Fort is a little known wonder of India. The great builder of the Fort was killed by his own son, Uday Singh I during 1468 A.D. The Fort is thought to be the birthplace of great warrior, Maharana Pratap(May 9, 1540 to January 29, 1597) who had resisted the Mughal Emperor all his life. In the late 19th century, Rana Fateh Singh rebuilt the Palace. But, I must admit that I am disappointed to learn that this impenetrable Fort was captured by the combined forces of Raja Udai Singh, Raja Man Singh, the Sultan of Gujarat, and Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Kindly permit me to express my sense of gratitude and give the Image Credits to Flickr Users Lamentables, Bookchen, Dev, C P Chen, Dizzn an, TushyD, Honza Soukup, Kittell, Lumiere, Beth M527, Julynireland, and Plusgood. I thank all of them for sharing these beautiful images for the benefit of all others who had no chance to visit the beautiful Fort and its Great Wall at Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan, India.
King Maharana Kumbha began the construction of this 36 Kms long Fort Wall in 1443 and it took about one hundred years to complete it. The Wall got further enlarged during 19th century. The Fort is built over a hill-top. The Fort Wall surrounds farm lands and there are about 360 Jaina and Hindu temples on this vast campus. The Wall may have separated the Kingdoms of Mewar, and Marwar. The Fort withstood enemy attacks and in its long history of about 500 years, the Fort fell into the hands of its enemy only once which speaks of the problem of disunity among Indians.