|Now forts on the other hand, we love 'em. You need a good fort every day and there's always time for a good fort. Kumbhalgarh was built by Maharana Kumbha in the 15th century in the Aravalli mountains. This fort was taken only once in history, which took the combined armies of Akbar, Amber and Marwar and then they only held onto it for 2 days.
The fort walls stretch for 36km, enclose 360 temples, as well as palaces, gardens, 700 cannon bunkers and camels. We only had an hour which was not enough time to do it justice and would love to come back and explore.
On the way to the fort our drivers got lost, twice. We soon realised that we had a better sense of direction than they did when they wanted to drive past the outer fort gate. The 40km journey from Ranakpur to Kumbhalgarh took over 2 hours - muppets! Maybe this explains why the fort was only taken once as they couldn't find it either ! Still solid.