During this festive occasion, the ancient fortress of Kumbhalgarh is decked up with innumerable lights, which imparts a unique appeal to the festival. This historical structure had been erected by Maharana Kumbha of the area of Mewar with a view to defend his territories from conquerors. One will notice that this fort is quite magnificent which is adorned with yellow light at night which emits a rare golden glow, and it seems the fort resembles a fairytale castle especially during the night. This old fortress is immensely large and therefore capable of accommodating a vast quantity of people within its premises. Due to this, innumerable tourists and travellers can witness this spectacular event.
The spectators who assemble to watch the beautiful performances at Kumbhalgarh Festival are also motivated to actively participate at the various events like tug of war and musical chairs, which particularly fascinate the children. Kumbhalgarh Festival is classified into two different sections, during daytime as well as during the night. The festival is attended by several folk artists of Rajasthan and an explosion of light and sound is observed during this Indian festival. The extraordinary architectural splendour of the monuments, forts and museums is exhibited freely in Kumbhalgarh Festival. Various royal artefacts utilized by the ancient royal dynasties of Rajasthan which portray their lifestyle, rituals and customs and tastes for music and arts. Tourists can also have a glance at the different sources of entertainment once prevalent during the age of the Rajputs.
Classical dance forms, vocal performances and tabla performances are amongst the main highlights of the event. Interesting activities like 'mehendi' designing contests, turban tying and sporting of the longest moustache are the other exciting activities which are observed in Kumbhalgarh Festival. If one makes a two-hour drive from Udaipur, he will be able to approach Kumbhalgarh.