Top Forts In Madhya Pradesh You Must Visit

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Gwalior Fort, Gwalior

Gwalior Fort, or Gwāliiyar Qila, is a hill fort near Gwalior, India. It has existed since the 10th century and possibly as early as the 6th century. It is a beautiful fort with many attractions inside and around it.

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Orchha Fort, Niwadi

The Orchha Fort was built in 1501 and blends Bundelkhandi and Mughal architecture. It is situated on an island formed by the Betwa and Jamni rivers and has ancient monuments like a fort, palaces, and other buildings.

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Datia Palace, Datia

Datia Palace, also known as Bir Singh Palace, is located 75 km from Gwalior. Built by Maharaj Bir Singh Deo, it has seven floors, but no royal ever lived there.

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Chanderi Fort, Ashoknagar

Chanderi Fort is a Mughal fort on a hill 232 ft above Chanderi. The fort, built by Kirti Pal in the 11th century, has been attacked and rebuilt multiple times. Muslim rulers built most of its walls.

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Madan Mahal Fort, Jabalpur

Madan Mahal, a suburban area in Jabalpur, is famous for the historical Durgavati Fort, which is a testimony to the lives of the rulers who governed Jabalpur in the 11th century AD.

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Ajaigarh Fort, Panna

Ajaigarh Fort is an old fort on a hilltop, providing a panoramic view of Ajaigarh. It is famous for its remarkable architecture and the rich history of the Chandela dynasty. It has two gates, two temples and two tanks.

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Deogarh Fort, Devgarh

The Deogarh Fort, also called Devgarh Fort, is a historic fortress that was the centre of power for the Gond Dynasty. It is 42 km from Chhindwara.

Deogarh Fort | Wikimedia Commons

Mandu Fort, Mandu

Mandu Fort is an ancient fortified city that served as the capital of Malwa under the Parmar dynasty and the Sultanate of Malwa. The fort has 61 protected monuments of national importance.

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Ater Fort, Bhind

Ater Fort was built by Bhadauria King Badan Singh, Maha Singh, and Bakhat Singh between 1664 and 1668. It is located deep within the Chambal ravines.

Ater Fort | Wikimedia Commons

Jhansi Fort, Bangira

Jhansi Fort was a centre of resistance against British rule during the Revolt of 1857. Rani Lakshmibai, also called "Jhansi Ki Rani", fought bravely for India's independence but passed away in Gwalior on June 18, 1858, at 23.

Jhansi Fort | Shutterstock

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