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This mammoth fort, located at the height of 1100 meters above sea level is situated on the hills of Aravali in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan and 128 km away from Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh fort, which was built in the 15th century by Maharana Rana Kumbha under the expert supervision of the famed architect Mandan, is one of the famous and important fort of Rajasthan and is still very proudly present and celebrate the glory of that century. During 2013, this fort has got UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap Singh - who was a emperor of Mewar and a great warrior. From Maharana Kumbh to the time of Maharana Raj Singh, the royals were in this fort at the time of the attacks on Mewar.
The wall of this fort is known as the second largest wall after the wall of China which is 36 kilometers long and 15 feet wide. There are seven gates for entry inside the fort, in which Ram Darwaza, Pag Door, Hanuman Dwar etc. There are 360 temples inside the perimeter of the long wall of Kumbhalgarh fort, out of which 300 are of Jain religion and the rest of Hindu religion.
However most of the Indian fort is surrounded by a high observation site in the hill or forest but both of these facilities are available in the fort of Kublalgarh. You can also take a glimpse of the amazing beauty of 366 luxurious and good buildings, temples and green gardens. As you head towards 'Badal Mahal' you can also see the beautiful surroundings.
There are seven gates for entry inside the fort, in which Ram Darwaza, Pag Door, Hanuman Dwar etc are famous. Every evening at 6:45pm there is a light and sound show at the fort which narrate the secret history hidden behind the stone facade of this majestic fort.
The result of an ancient volcanic eruption, these are perfectly straight rocks looking blankly at the sky. Countless stone formations having differnt shapes and size of almost 20-40 feet in height and mainly hexagonal in shape spreads arcoss the forest of Udaipura-Baagli in (Dewas) -Indore.
Kawadiya Mountain is one-of-its-kind site that charms you with the breathtaking view of countless pillar-like stones. Piled up in a certain array, they form a trail of one kilometre. The stones produce sound when you beat on them stone or small metal and each stone makes a different metalic sound. The local people claim to hear soft, ringing sounds from stones on certain nights.
Much similar to rocks seen in Ireland or in China these are the similar rocks which appeared out of Geological movements or some Volcanic eruption.
A wonderful & nature crafted destination for ecofreak who look for short visits , relax your nerves amidst untapped and unexplored beauty.
The location may be difficult to find on the map but these rocks are considered among oldest rock sample ,that is been explored and which might attract Geologist in near future.
According to locals Pandav- Bheem wished to marry river goddess Narmada, she chided him to stop her flow by the next dawn using his valor. Only then she would submit to his wishes. Bheem procured these stones but failed to reach the river. Great imagination! There are other two versions of the story as well.
The formation is awesome and gives an impression that it is man made. This site is unexplored yet in Madhya Pradesh .
How to reach:Kawadiya is 75 kms from Indore. It can be accessed by hiring a cab or private vehicle. No direct conveyance is available. The nearest Railway Station is Dewas (MP).
Where to stay:No accommodation facilities are available in Kawadiya or nearby. Ride back to Dewas or Indore for overnight stay.
Still far from commercialization ,there are no local shops for food and water .It is advisable to carry food and water along during visit.
Belgaum is the fourth largest city of Karnataka state and also serves as head quarter of the district of the same name. The city of Belgaum is largely built during 12th century under the Ratta dynasty which was based at nearby place of Saundatti. The fort of Belgaum was built in 1204 by the Ratta dynasty. It also served as the capital place of the dynasty from 1210 to 1250. The region witnessed the rule of many kingdoms. It was once in under the rule of Yadava dynasty of Devgiri. Then the region came under the rule of Kilhji during 14th century. In 1474 the region was captured by Bahamani Sultanate. In the year 1518 the Bahamati Sultanate was divided into small five states and Belgaum became the part of Adilshahi Sultanate of Bijapur. Many existing historical building and structures in Belgaum belong to the era after the year 1519. The region was taken by Mughal dynasty under Aurangazeb the Mughal emperor. Belgaum was then captured by the Peshawa during the Maratha rule. They continued to rule the region until the British brought it under their rule.
British continued to rule Belgaum until Aug-1947 when India got the independence. During the British rule Belgaum was actively involved in the freedom struggle of India. In Dec-1921 Belgaum was the venue for the 39th session of Indian National Congress under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. After the independence of India Belgaum remained the part of Bombay Presidency until 1956 when States Reorganization Act made Belgaum a part of Mysore state which was further renamed as Karnataka in 1972. In 1956 State Reorganization Committee was set up to demark the borders of states of India on linguistic line. But the committed decided to make the region of Belgaum a part of Karnataka state ignoring the fact that the region houses a large number of Marathi people (about three fourth of the total population). The state of Maharashtra continues to claim the region and at present the matter is under the Supreme Court of India.