Asirgarh Fort, BurhanpurCurrently Closed
- Address: Asha Devi road, Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh 450221, India
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort
About Asirgarh Fort, Burhanpur
The Asirgarh Fort also known as Asa Ahir Garh is one of the most interesting places in Burhanpur. The fort accommodates a mosque with a Shiva Temple and is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Ashwathama who was cursed by Lord Krishna. For 5000 years, Ashwathama is believed to haunt the place asking people for Turmeric to be applied on his forehead wound. He is also believed to worship Shiva at the temple and every morning fresh flowers and sandal wood are seen on the lingam.
For those who love history, stop by at the fort to admire its strategic architecture, lush green views and a slice of the Moghul period.
Asirgarh Fort Information
- Carry bottled drinking water.
- Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
- Wearing sunscreen will be helpful.
Asirgarh Fort Ticket Prices
- Admission to the place is Free.
How To reach Asirgarh Fort by Public Transport
- By Rickshaw
- By Horse-drawn carriages
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Things to Know Before Visiting Asirgarh Fort
95% of people who visit Burhanpur include Asirgarh Fort in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
52.33% of people start their Asirgarh Fort visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Asirgarh Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Asirgarh Fort
The place is very beautiful, i so wanted to climb up to the hill but since i didn't had much company got scared because they were 3 men following me n my cousin. They scared hell out of us. I heard them saying over phone to third party . "someone just killed a girl and thrown her from top. Police is already there , we are also going " I know they were trying to scare us somehow and i got scared too because what if i there was an even 1% of reality in their statement. I couldn't have afford even that 1% of risk being a girl i know what i cn lose. There was something unhealthy in their behaviour, i could sense it. So me and my 15 year old cousin decided to back off. Maybe i was coward but it was wrong for me to risk mine and that poor boy's life in danger . I will go another time with many around me.
Bahut aacha hai ghumne ke liye
Asirgarh Fort is an Indian fortress (qila)situated in the Satpura Range about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the city of Burhanpur, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Because the fortress commands a pass through the Satpuras connecting the valleys of the Narmada and Tapti rivers, one of the most important routes from northern India to the Deccan, it was known as the "key to the Deccan". During the Mughal Era, it was considered that the Deccan started here while the empire from Asirgarh to Delhi was considered Hindustan.
Its a big fort, maximum part of fort broken, two way to go at fort via vehicle and vai steps. In a side of fort there is temple of ashapuri devi. Inside the fort there is shiva temple and masjid present.
As we drove to Burhanpur from Khandwa, ee passed the historical landmark of Asirgarh Fort. A quick decision after asking the locals of closing time of 1700 hours made us decide on the approximately 4 km drive from the Asirgarh Arch. The narrow serpentine drive on our Maruti Alto K10 car led us through quaintly pretty views of mother nature. Nearly one km of the tar road just before the pinnacle leaves a bad taste. Upon reaching the parking area, we faced another disappointment. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) staff asked to revisit at 0730 hours the next morning since the entry to the Fort had closed at 1630 hours. We spent some time watching the stones of the fort wall, locating a tweeting squirrel, and watching other tourists curse that absence of a signboard before the ascent informing the travelers of Fort visiting hours. A five star rating requires 1. Placing signboards of Fort visiting hours 2. Fixing the approach road 3. Providing a public toilet in the parking area.