Asirgarh Fort

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  • Address: Asha Devi road, Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh 450221, India
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Fort

Asirgarh Fort - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Asirgarh Fort

  • Asirgarh Fort Address: Asha Devi road, Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh 450221, India
  • Asirgarh Fort Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Asirgarh Fort Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Asirgarh Fort(preferred time): 10:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Asirgarh Fort: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Asirgarh Fort

  • 95% of people who visit Burhanpur include Asirgarh Fort in their plan

  • 50.51% of people start their Asirgarh Fort visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Asirgarh Fort

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Asirgarh Fort

People normally club together Dargah-e-Hakimi and Jama Masjid while planning their visit to Asirgarh Fort.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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    On 30-Oct-2017

    this my click of Asergadh .Don't use this without permision.

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  • A historical fort with a good view. Nothing to do as such other than a good view point with some good weather

  • Its a old fort located at top of the city. U can see enjoy great view from the fort. Go there on winter and climb using the stairs.... Amazing great for historical lovers...

  • Dont forget to bring lots of water and good amount of sunscreen wit you, because you'll be wandering around its beautiful courts and courtyards.. 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. The architecture of the fort was influenced by the Mughals, an amalgamation of Islamic, Persian, Turkish and Indian styles. There are three man made ponds to provide a water supply. There is a temple known as Gupteshwar Mahadev Mandir, dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. There is a local legend that Ashwatthama, a character in the Indian epic Mahābhārata, used to come to this temple to worship and offer flowers each morning to Lord Shiva. There is a ruined mosque with minarets known as Asir Masjid inside the Fort. Apart from the Hindu and Muslim architecture, some ruins are of British origin and there are also British graves. This fort has been deserted following the departure of the British.

  • Good place for trekking!! enjoyed it with friends.. abandoned by ASI..but need to be saved

  • Amazing greenery during month July to October. The architecture of the fort was influenced by the Mughals, an amalgamation of Islamic, Persian, Turkish and Indian styles. There is a temple known as Gupteshwar Mahadev Mandir, dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva. There is a local legend that Ashwatthama, a character in the Indian epic Mahābhārata, used to come to this temple to worship and offer flowers each morning to Lord Shiva.

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