Asirgarh Fort, Burhanpur
Asirgarh Fort, Burhanpur - Address
Address: Asha Devi road, Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh 450221
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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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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Recently, I visited this beautiful but mysterious fort. Nice but solitary place. You can enjoy watching the beautiful architecture of Jama Masjid here. A mysterious underground clean water canal inside Masjid wows you. A beautiful green water lake attracts you to take a few moments of peaceful rest beside it on rocks. Then a very mysterious and ancient Temple of God Mahadev on the edge of a valley doesn't let you turn your feets backwards. From the visuals of the rocks used for making this Temple, you can imagine how old may be the Temple. Lastly you can experience the presence of British kingdom by watching the rooms made of bricks by british for Indian Revolutionists. While surfing this mysterious place, I realised that lots of historical incidents may have occurred here which are not registered.
Nice historical place and fort. I really injoy this place. Asirgar is a oldest fort of madhya Pradesh.
This fort is on the way to indore from Burhanpur. The road to the fort is quite scenic but on many places only one vehicle can pass and may be risky during the rains. you can visit the old masjid and mahadev temple in the fort. its not maintained well but the view from the top is good.
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.
An impregnable and awesome fort which was taken by Akhbar the great! Visit ones to find a Masjid, a Temple (associated with Ashwathama's presence) and a Church there. Half way through, road is very bad. A very sad state because of PWD.