The Sherpas of the G20 countries and invitees from countries and international organisations recently visited the famous Kumbhalgarh Fort in Udaipur.
About Kumbhalgarh Fort:
- Kumbhalgarh is the second most important citadel after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region.
- The fort was built in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha.
- The massive fort is 3,600 feet tall and 36 kilometres long, and it surrounds the city of Udaipur.
- It is the second-longest wall of the world after the Great Wall of China.
- The fort has also been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the group of Hill Forts of Rajasthan.
- It is strategically located on the western Aravalli hills.
- The fort contains seven fortified gateways and several Jain temples, as well as the Lakhola Tank, the most famous tank within the fort, which was built by Rana Lakha.
- It is the birthplace of Mewar's legendary king Maharana Pratap.
- Its defences could be breached only once by the combined armies of the Mughal and of Amber primarily for scarcity of drinking water.
Q1) What are the world heritage sites in rajasthan?
Apart from UNESCO’s World heritage site city Jaipur, Chittorgarh Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Ranthambore Fort, Jaisalmer Fort, Amber Fort, Gagron Fort, The Jantar Mantar and the Keoladeo National Parks are the world heritage sites in Rajasthan
Source: All India Radio