The Kumbhalgarh festival is one of the most awaited events of Rajasthan and is held just short of the end of year. The event is famous for the cultural performances, the display of various forms of art and remarkable musical evenings.
Kumbhalgarh is the second most important citadel after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region. Nested in the Aravalli Ranges the fort was built in the 15th century AD by Rana Kumbha. The inaccessibility and hostility of the topography lends a semblance of invincibility to the fort. It served the rulers of Mewar as a refuge in times of strife. The fort also served as refuge to King Udai of Mewar in his early childhood when Banbir killed Vikramaditya and usurped the throne.
This festival is an effort by the Rajasthan Tourism Department to promote the rich culture and heritage of the desert state. Similar festivals were held recently in Bundi as well as Alwar and this festival is an incredible opportunity for the tourists to experience the regal side of Rajasthan.
The Rajasthan Tourism Department organizes this three-day annual festival in the fort in remembrance of the passion of Maharana Kumbha towards art and architecture. The festival will commence from December 1 and will continue till December 3. The closest airport is at Udaipur. Plan a quick getaway now and experience royal Rajasthan!