Great Wall of Kumbhalgarh Fort – Second Largest in the World!

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This article is part 7 of 7 in the series "Kumbhalgarh - Rajasthan"

Great Wall of Kumbhalgarh is the second largest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. Extends till 38 kms, this continuous wall protected the fort and kept it undefeated till the date.

Kumbhalgarh is one of the prominent fort of Rajasthan and India. Placed among the mighty Aravali Range, the fort acted as a watchmen and the protector of the Mewar region. Fifteen feet thick wall and giant fortification is spread like mighty snake over the mountain.

Great wall of Kumbhalgarh

Great wall of Kumbhalgarh

Legend says that Rana Kumbha made many unsuccessful attempts to construct the wall. A spiritual sage suggested human sacrifice to please the mountain. Accordingly one of the Jain sage offered his sacrifice. Vedi temple near Hanuman Pol is dedicated to this ritual and the great sacrifice.

The great wall of Kumbhalgarh has seven fortified gateways, called as Pol, which act as an entrance to the fort. Within it’s radius, the great wall accomodate almost 360 Hindu and Jain temples, various Palaces, and gardens.

 

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