Madan Mahal Fort is located in the city of Jabalpur in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Today through this blog we are going to give you very interesting information about Madan Mahal. This fort is the legacy of the 11th century Gond rulers and was built by the great Gond ruler king Madan Shah. It is also known as the resting place of King Madan Shah.
This fort is built at a height of 500 meters from the ground. the main goal of building the palace was to protect his dynasty from enemy soldiers and attackers and keep an eye on them. It is also known by many other names like Rani Durgavati’s Fort, and Jabalpur Fort. It shows the efficient rule of the Gond rulers and their fine leadership. This fort is divided into two parts, in one part a huge fort has been built and in the other part, there are some rooms.
These rooms also had a place for soldiers to stay, stables, and a swimming pool for bathing.
History of Madan Mahal and the story of Rani Durgavati.
Madan Mahal Fort was built in 1116 by the Gond king Madan Singh. Raja Madan Singh was the 10th king of the Gond dynasty. The Gond dynasty was a powerful empire of that time, which was spread far and wide.
The palace was built on a huge granite rock. This palace is a 2-story building. The fort was built from stones and lime and bricks were also used. Along with the palace, a stable, military room, and a pond were also built on the surface here. This palace was built as an outpost for protection from enemies and invaders. After Raja Madan Singh, Raja Sangram Shah was a majestic king of this dynasty who established 52 bastions.
After Raja Sangram Singh, his eldest son Dalpat Shah took over the throne and he was married to a Rajput girl Durgavati. Dalpat Shah died in 1550, after that Queen Durgavati got her 5-year-old son coronated and took the reins of power into her hands. The name of the son of Rani Durgavati was Veeranarayana. Rani Durgavati was a valiant warrior and her reign was very good, she built many step wells, ponds, and bastions.
How to reach?
By Air: If you want to come to Jabalpur by air, then the only airport here is Dumna Airport. Madan Mahal is 15km away from here, you can reach Madan Mahal by taxi or auto.
By Train: The nearest railway station to reach Madan Mahal is Madan Mahal Railway Station. It is only 3km away from here.
By Bus: Jabalpur City is connected to every city in India by road. You can easily reach here from any city.
The Madan Mahal Fort remains open from 7 AM to 6:30 PM.
No entry fee is here. it is completely free.
Interesting facts about Madan Mahal
- The fort of Madan Mahal is built on a huge rock that is very strong.
- Rani Durgavati belonged to a Rajput (Chandel Dynasty) family and was married to Raja Dalpat Shah of the Gond dynasty.
- When Veeranarayana, son of Rani Durgavati was coronated, he was only 5 years old.
Google map and address
Address: 4WX2+8MM, Gurudev Colony, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482001
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Other places to visit in Jabalpur.
- Dhuandhar Falls, Jabalpur
- Marble Rocks, Jabalpur
- Dumna Nature Reserve Park, Jabalpur
- Balancing Rock, Jabalpur
- Madan Mahal Fort, Jabalpur
- Rani Durgavati Museum, Jabalpur
- Chausath Yogini Temple, Jabalpur
- Bargi Dam, Jabalpur
- Tilwara Ghat, Jabalpur
- Pisanhari ki Madiya, Jabalpur
- Chataniya City Hanuman Temple
- Sea World Water Park
- Treasure Island, Mall
- Tilwara Ghat
- Bhawartal Garden
- Kankali Devi Temple
- Sangram Sagar Lake
- Sri Vishnu Varaha Mandir
- Gwari Ghat