IN & AROUND

Bandhavgarh Fort 10km 30min
Statue of Lord Vishnu 10km 30min
Bamera Dam 24km 60min
Chenchpur Fall 24km 60min
Majhauli Dam: 28km 80min

The Bandhavgarh Fort is situated in Bandhavgarh in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located on the Bandhavgarh hill, rising 811 meters above sea level at the centre of the Bandhavgarh National Park. It is a surrounded by a large number of smaller hills separated by gently sloping valleys. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows, locally known as 'bohera'.

No records are available to show when Bandhavgarh fort was constructed. It is thought, however, to be some 2000 years old, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the "Narad-Panch Ratra" and the "Shiva Purana". The Bandhavgarh fort derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which is said to be given by Lord Rama to his brother Laxman to keep a watch on Lanka. Hence the name Bandhavgarh (bandhav = brother, garh = fort). Various dynasties have ruled the fort: for example, The Mauryans from 3rd century BC, Vakataka rulers from 3rd century to 5th century the Sengars from 5th century and the Kalachuris from 10th century. In the 13th century, the Baghels took over, ruling from Bandhavgarh until 1617, when Maharaja Vikramaditya Singh moved his capital to Rewa. The last inhabitants deserted the fort in 1935.

One can notice traveling along the beautiful adventures path along with the pied hornbills, the vulture nests in the rock faces and a large mongoose while entering the fort, I should say it the strange geology of the area. Mountain rocks in the park are sedimentary, soft and sandy, after reaching top one can view 360 degree angle view of the complete Bandhavgarh area, so much to explore this beautiful untouched historical part do not miss to visit Kabir's temple a( Sufi saint) up on the mountains full of wildlife fauna and the most amazing site to view vultures flying at the same height of yours, must visit Bandhavgarh fort and worth to get blessed by history, no regret of missing opportunity.

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