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Located 84 km north of Udaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, in western India, Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second most important citadel after Chittorgarh in the Mewar region. Cradled in the Aravali range and surrounded by thirteen elevated mountain peaks, the fort was built during the 15th century by Maharana Kumbha and is one of 32 forts built by the Rajput ruler of the Mewar kingdom. The fort is surrounded by a perimeter wall that is an astounding 36 km long, and varies in width from 15 to 25 feet. Historical accounts claim that eight horses could ride side by side over it. While there are many gigantic walls constructed by rulers to protect their kingdoms, building such a large protective boundary around a single fort was unheard of. No wonder, the massive wall at Kumbhalgarh took nearly a century to construct and made the fort virtually impregnable. Some claim it to be the second-longest continuous wall after the Great Wall of China. Many fondly call it The Great Wall of India.

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