- The Fort is located in Morena district
- Foundation of fort was by Sabal Gurjar.
- The fort was completed by King Gopal Singh of Karoli in 18 century.
- The fort is being made up in Rajasthani architecture.
- There is one dam in back side of the Balua stones were used in building of this Fort
- There are five Doors in the fort
- Nearby River- Chambal
Chanderi Ka Kila
- Built in 11th Century by King Kirtipal (Pratihar dynasty)
- Also known as Kirti Durg.
- It is known for its quaint forts, hills and elegant hand-woven Chanderi sarees.
- 71 m above the surface of Earth on mountains.
- From the top of this ancient fort, one can view the surrounding forts of Prabalgad, Nakind, Kalavantin, Irshalgad, Karnala, Vikatgad, Mhaismal, Matheran, Haji Malang, Tavli and Navra Navri, and also the Western Ghats far behind in all their glory.
- The fort was attacked many times.
- Ruled by Khilji to Britishers (many rulers of different dynasty)
- Three doors are there.
- Hawpaur Darwaza and Khooni Darwaja (At the time of Battle of Chanderi- the battle between Babar and Methini Ray the door was fully red due to bloods ) and third door is known as Kati Ghati.
- Many places were built by Bundela Kings inside the Fort
- Also one Johar Smarak is there outside the Fort for giving tribute to Rajput queens and princess
- After the death of Babar, Mallu Khan of Malwa started ruling on this fort.
- In 1605, Mughal given the fort to Bundela Kings.
- “14000 buildings, 612 palaces, 384 market and around 1200 Mosque were there in Chanderi” – Abul Fazal
- It was mentioned in the book of traveller Al beruni who was from Iran.
- It was connecting the past and trade route Uttarapath and Dakshinapath
- A German historian had found 55 Jain temples Most of them were built in 10th century.
- Remanants of old temples are There are many broken idols in this fort.
- Chanderi have linkages to establish Mughal Dynasty in India.
- Important Fort in Malwa on the road to Deccan.
- Sufi saints like Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya and Amir Khusro were also came here.
- Kushak Mahal was built in 15 It was built by Giyasuddin Khilji (Sultan of Malwa).
- Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Islamism all had flourished in Chanderi.
- Stones of this Hill is arranged in decorated way
- There are seven hills of the same type.
- Located in Dewas district near Indore
- Stones are in different structure—Triangle, Square, Pentagon and many more.
- Pillar of stone is around 8 to 10 feet which is created due to lavas of volcano some of them 50 to 60 Feet also.
- The pillars also known as Basalt columns
- When stone collide with pillar then creates Sound of Music
- As per belief the mountain was created by Pandavas.
- It appear that these stones are manmade, because they appear to be minutely carvedby human being, but in reality it is a creation of Volcano eruption.
Rani Rupmati Palace
- In the middle of Vindhya ranges and Satpura Range.
- 21 feet above the sea level located in Mandu district near river Narmada.
- King Bhoj of Parmar dynasty built this palace in 10th Century.
- Rupmati was very good musician and she was in love of BajBahadur who was commander of Akbar Arm.
- Rani Rupmati married to king of Chanderi.
- Akbar killed BajBahadur in battle and Rani Rupmati attempted suicide thereafter.
Dhar ka kila
- Located in Dhar city of Madhya Pradesh
- Building of fort was started by Parmars in 9th century.
- The Fort was built by red, black stones and murram.
- There is one Palace known as Kharbuja Mahal.
- This fort was also used in 1857 -First war of independence.
- Sheesh Mahal and Vishram Bhavan also there in this Fort.
- Dara Shikoh was also stayed here.
- In 1737 Pawars occupied this fort .
- In this Fort Peshwa Bajirao II was born.
- The Fort is built in Rajput style.
- Around 150 years Tomar dynasty ruled from here.
- Karn palace of this fort built by Raja Kirti Singh ( also name was Karan Singh) ruled from 1480 to 1486.
- The palace is best example of Vastushastra in this fort
- The another one Palace is Vikram palace built by King Vikramaditya in 1754.
- King Bhim Singh Rana won the battle against Mughal to win this Fort.
- Many water conservation sites had been built in this Fort to conserve the water.
- Located in Burhanpur City (Satpura Ranges).
- Rivers nearby- Tapti and Narmada
- Built by King Asa Ahir.
- Strategically fort was very important.
- Also known as Gateway to Deccan
- Around 200 years Fort was under Farukhi Shah.
- Akbar fought with Bahadur khan around six months to win over this Fort.
- There is one temple of Lord Shiva.
- This Fort also known as Gibraltar of India
- Located 110 km away from Indore is of around 11 century.
- Once upon a time Mandu was largest city in India.
- It has 334 Palaces, 40 large Ponds, 300 Mosque and 800 temples.
- Most of the trade from Europe was via Mandu.
- Strong gates are there in fort for better protection.
- Water bodies are there inside the fort for to conserve the water.
- Precursor of Taj Mahal can be traced from here.
- One of the finest example of evolving architecture in Malwa region.
- Dal Mahal – Water bodies were there inside palace and wall were covered withbeautiful carvings.
- Economy of Mandu was under the control of Hindu and Jain traders.
- Hindu and Jain temples of Mandu were destroyed by Mughals during Shahjahan rule.
- Destruction of Baj Bahadur Palace was started by Naseerudin Khilji in 16th century.
- The miniature paintings of Datia are there even today.
- They use to do friendship with invaders whether with Mughals or Britishers.
- Located 30 km away from Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh)
- Fortified city is famous for its beautiful palaces and temples.
- Small lakes around the Fort look like mirror for the building.
- Datia has been a seat of culture for centuries.
- It was one of the princely state of Bundelkhand.
- Our ancestors who rules here founded rich traditions.
- Many cultural activities has been flourished here.
- Vir Singh Palace was built by a different skilled The ceilings had been decorated with Radha Krishna sculptures.
- Datiya School of paintings- More dynamic and miniature paintings.
- Bharatgarh Fort- Inside the fort ramparts (only ruins left today)
- Also known as a Small Vrindavan
- Bundela rulers were devotees of Lord They built many shrines dedicated to Radhakrishna.
- Orchha, situated on river Betwa, has various historical legends associated with it. It is the only place where Lord Rama is worshipped as a king. However, not much of it is known before the 1501 A.D. whenthe city was founded by Rudra Pratap singh, a Rajput ruler of He was the first king of Orchha and built the Orchha Fort.
- The city was attacked by the mughal Army under the generalship of Shah Jahan, in the early part of the 17th century. The mughals gained reign over the city and ruled here till1641 A.D. All the attempts of the marathas to rule over Orchha went in vain and in the year 1783, Tehri was declared as the capital of Orchha.
History of Orchha Fort
- The fort was built following the founding of the Orchha State in 1501 AD by Rudra Pratap Singh, a Bundela rajput. The palaces and temples within the fort complex were built over a period of time by successive maharajas of the Orchha State. Of these, the Raja Mandir or Raja mahal was built by madhukar Shah who ruled from 1554 to 1591. Jahangir mahal and Sawan Bhadon mahal were built during the reign of Vir Singh Deo The features of “pepper pots and domes” seen in the fort complex are believed to have inspired Lutyens in the architecture of the structures which he built in new Delhi
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