Kumbhalgarh Fort's protective perimeter is known as the Great Wall of India

Want to See a Great Wall? Book a Flight to India.

Want to See a Great Wall? Book a Flight to India.

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April 23 2014 11:30 AM

The Great Wall of...India?

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In search of a less crowded, more sedate Great Wall experience? Head to Kumbhalgarh in Rajasthan. There you'll find a 15th-century hilltop fort surrounded by a 22-mile protective perimeter known as the Great Wall of India.

Built by Rana Kumbha, then ruler of the western Indian region of Mewar, the fort has over 360 temples scattered within its boundary walls. Hike the steep hills to the palace up top, and you'll be rewarded with a dazzling view of Rajasthan's mountainous terrain. A wildlife sanctuary full of wolves, leopards, hyenas, and jackals surrounds the fort. 


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Ella Morton is a writer working on The Atlas Obscura, a book about global wonders, curiosities, and esoterica adapted from Atlas Obscura. Follow her on Twitter.