Everybody knows about “The Great Wall Of China”-the longest wall in the world. How many of you know about “The Second Longest Wall In The World”? Well, very few. But, if you are Indian, you guys own the position. The world’s second-longest wall is located in the beautiful kaleidoscopic state of Rajasthan in India. And, the longest wall exists in Kumbhalgarh Fort on the Aravalli Hills of Mewar.
So, curious? Want to get into deep to know the details? Let us take you to the surprising session of “Knowing-Kumbhalgarh Fort” elaborating the longest wall in the world.
Stimulate the history while exploring Kumbhalgarh Fort of Mewar. built in the 15th century during the reign of Rana Kumbha. Right from the building of the fort to achieving the position in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is the genius-mind result. The then architect named “Mandan” is the mind behind this intellectual and clever creation. It has been strategically positioned, this is surrounded by 11 peaks of the Aravalli Ranges. Suh's strategy was built to combat the Mughal Emperor(Rival Rules Of Rajput Rulers). The Mewar being the birthplace of Maharaja Pratap owes the prestigious position amongst the local people of Rajasthan.
The Kumbha Palace in Kumbhalgarh Fort is smartly designed and built. While you are roaming to the particular palace, you will come across two phases of the palace- Zanana Palace(For women) and Mardana(For Men) palace, such depicts the example of sophistication in the organization. The bathrooms and toilets are built considering great ventilation to allow healthy and fresh air.
Built in the 19th century by Rana Fateh Singh, Badal Palace or Palace of clouds is a look-alike of the Palace of Rana Kumbha. It is to be said the Palace of Clouds because it is the highest point in Kumbhalgarh Fort, where you can enjoy the presence of the foggy clouds. It is also a two-storied building that is separated from Zanana Haveli and Mardana Haveli.
Seeing the beauty and perfection of Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, it seems like the Rana Kumbha bestowed immense faith towards Lord Shiva(ONeelkanth is another name of Shiva). The 5-feet huge Lingams are breathtaking, those 24 pillars are absolutely amazing. It is also believed that Rana Kumbha cannot pursue his day ahead before worshiping the god.
When it is the abode of Hinduism, you will also the traces of Jainism while exploring the Parasnath Temple that is dedicated to Parsavnath. The serene ambiance and positive divine aura let you feel the ultimate bliss. The beautifully designed temple shows the perfect architectural work of the the-then era.
Here comes the one that you have been searching for, right? I made it at last because I wanted you to first read the significant phases of Kumbhalgarh Fort. Many are stating it as “The Great Wall Of India”. However, it has been positioned as “The Second Longest Wall Of The World”. The wall spreads over 36 kilometers and broadens into 15M, it surrounds the Kumbhalgarh Fort.
Commuting Within Rajsamand District of Rajasthan
The beautiful Kumbhalgarh Fort is located in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan state of India. While the whole state is perfectly mapped out to ease commuting, you won't have problems while roaming in the district itself. The frequent bus service enables you to roam freely and safely.