84 km from Udaipur, Maharana Kumbha built Kumbhalgarh Fort in the 15th century. It is the second most important fort in Rajasthan after the Chittaurgarh Fort. Crowning the Aravalli Hills, the fort is not so easily accessible with seven great gates that stand guarding its entrance. Just 6 kms, from the Kumbalgarh Sanctuary, this mighty fort boasts of some great temples and the Badal Mahal or the Cloud Palace, which gives scenic view of the city.
The unwelcoming topography the fort made it invincible and served as a
refuge to the rulers of Mewar, especially the baby king Udai. The fort
fell only once to the combined armies of Mughal and of Amber and that
too, not for the want of any technicality or chivalry on the part of the
brave Rajputs, but for scarcity of drinking water. The birthplace of the
legendary leader, King Maharana Partap, marks it with sentimental
significance. The 36 km long fortification wall is wide enough to take
eight horses at once.
Kumbhalgarh fort of Udaipur is the second most important fort in Rajasthan.