Kumbhalgarh Fort-The good and the bad points
A trip to Kumbhalgarh, the Great wall of India.
Great Wall of India Kumbhalgarh Fort is a must see place for all. This fort does not need more introduction as masses know about it by now.
The fort is a great place to visit. The view is breathtaking from the top. But the biggest trouble is that road to Kumbhalgarh from Udaipur is painful. It is in an extremely pathetic shape. Not just bumpy, this entire road is so damaged that people with back pain cry out. Administration needs to look into the condition of this road. With a number of pot holes, this washed away road for once tells you never to travel it again.
Travelling on this road on Sunday, i.e. 27th January is actually making me think if I would ever go on it again. No matter how smoothly you try to drive, the road doesn’t leave you comfortable in any case.
We did come across a traffic jam uphill after reaching near the fort. That was expected, though. Left with no option other than walking up to the fort, we did so. The fort stood there with its stunning massive look. One look from the top and the Great Wall of India can be seen. That was amazing. The other trouble is that while going uphill, you do not feel like carrying any heavy bag with you. But this fort needs you to carry your own water… and plenty of it. It is sad that there is no arrangement of water when you need to climb so much.
When inside the fort after a lot of stoppages and panting, we found an old man sitting with water pots. We were told that this was the only water supply here and we must drink enough or fill our bottles before going further up the fort. This man doing a real “dharm ka kaam” is known as Mohan. He gave us glasses full of pot water and we were really thrilled to quench our thirst. (Our water bottles were refilled here).
This makes me think that the fort needs a water cooler since the walk uphill makes you empty your water bottles in no time. Also to be noted is a big fact… in spite of too many garbage bins, people are still not bothered about using them. We found that there were plastic bottles left on some of the steps (neatly arranged though) when the bin was not far away.
Giving a beautiful view from the top, the fort makes you love its history. There is also an arrangement for light and sound programme which we did not attend since the winter insects (moyla) gave too much of burning sensation in our eyes. And then there is jungle safari. All combine to form a great experience.