Madan Mahal Fort

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  • Address: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482001, India
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-7612677290
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Observatory, Educational Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fort, Nature, Heritage Building

Madan Mahal Fort - Review

Although not a very popular site, the fort attracts tourists with its serene surroundings and silent disposition. A number of tourists visiting the fort also visit the balancing rocks and other interesting places in the area. The fort was in reality a pleasure palace of the MadanSngh, who was the tenth Gond king and the son of Rani Durgavati, who was the famous Gond queen. During her rule the fort was used as a watch tower to watch if any enemies were trying to get in for attack. It is estimated that the fort was built in the year 1100 AD.

This magnificent fort is located on top of a small hill of about 515 m in height. The fort is built on a single base rock and is a masterpiece in its construction. You have to climb 200 to 250 steps to reach the fort. The walk through the path leading the fort is very exciting with tall trees and rocks on either side. As you reach the top, you are welcomed by an impressive arched gateway of the fort. Once inside the fort you will notice the utter silence of the place.

Some of the attractions of the fort are a stable, war rooms, and a main chamber, which looks grand and is admired by all. There is also a reservoir inside the fort, which is now not in a good condition. Watch out for underground tunnels and hidden treasures as told by the locals!!

From the fort you get a panoramic view of the Jabalpur city and the surrounding country side, which is marvellous sight.

Madan Mahal Fort Information

  • Visit the fort in groups as at times it may be deserted.
  • There is a security guard to watch the fort.
  • From Balancing Rocks about 200 steps lead you to the fort.
  • On your way to the fort you may also visit Mahadev Mandir with Seshnag cave and a mosque with a large lake.
  • Since there are no guides here to help you with the history of the place or show you around, make a thorough enquiry about the place before you visit it. This will allow you to enjoy your visit all the more.
  • Do not wander off in the fort as you may get lost.
  • Visit the fort early in the morning as it will be less tiring.
  • Beware of the monkeys who may turn aggressive at times.
  • You may reach the place on cabs or on buses that offer service from Jabalpur city.

Madan Mahal Fort Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Madan Mahal Fort Opening and Closing Hours

  • Open on all days of the week.

How To reach Madan Mahal Fort by Public Transport

  • Madan Mahal Bus stand.

Restaurants Near Madan Mahal Fort

  • Tea stalls
  • Pawan Cafe and Restaurant

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  • Madan Mahal Fort Address: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh 482001, India
  • Madan Mahal Fort Contact Number: +91-7612677290
  • Madan Mahal Fort Timing: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Madan Mahal Fort Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Madan Mahal Fort(preferred time): 07:30 am - 09:30 am
  • Time required to visit Madan Mahal Fort: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Madan Mahal Fort

  • 95% of people who visit Jabalpur include Madan Mahal Fort in their plan

  • 26.01% of people start their Madan Mahal Fort visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Madan Mahal Fort

Monday, Wednesday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Rani Durgavati Museum and Bastar Palace while planning their visit to Madan Mahal Fort.

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

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Madan Mahal Fort, Jabalpur Reviews

  • I have been here once with my friends (boys & girls both). This is not at all a good place to go when your group has girls. As it's not a safe place, and not so secured. This doesn't seem to look like a historical fort as it's not being maintained. Not even a single security for visitors. And I don't think it's even popular among visitors. Nobody wants to go there, as therest nothing except a historical fort. Make sure you take care of your safety, then only visit this fort...

  • This is one of the oldest fort of rani durgawati which is situated on Top surrounded by Rocks and forest. And nice place to visit with natural beauty..

  • Good place to visit but visit befor 5 pm after that staff goes home and lock the place.... U have to walk their by stairs... Best time to visit is rainy season every place in madhya pradesh is beautifull during moonsoon... If possible avoid during summer... Very few visitors go their and most of them visits on sunday... It also remains open on sunday till 5 PM

  • Madan Mahal Fort is around 20Kms from Jabalpur city. This place is particularly good for trekking as well. The fort is very small but the beauty is that it is constructed on top of a natural rock, which is amazing.  The Madan Mahal Fort is constructed over the hill at the height of around 500 meters. The hill is also known as Madan Mahal hill. The fort is not like the other legendary architectural works in India but still it”s worth enough to see the structure of the fort. It tells about the history of the Gond Dynasty that had ruled the Jabalpur and its surrounding areas like Mandla. Being situated at a good height the view of the city of Jabalpur is fabulous. The structure of the fort includes the war room, main chamber for pleasure, stable and small reservoir. On the route of the Madan Mahan Fort there is a geological wonder known as Balancing Rock. It is a huge rock with a very small base. The beauty of the rock is that it is balancing over another rock as its base and the circumference area of the same is very small. The rock has weathered many climatic hazards like rains, sand storm etc. I am attaching some photographs so that you all can have a better idea of what I am exactly trying to say.

  • Madan Mahal fort is a popular tourist attraction in Jabalpur city of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the forts, that we can see in Central India visit. As we know that Madhya Pradesh state is having different geographical conditions. Most of the heritage monuments like forts, palaces, cenotaphs, architectural temples etc. are found mainly in Northern & Western Madhya Pradesh as that area is dry and rocky. Raw material required for building constructions is easily available in that region. At the same time Southern & Eastern region is more green, forested and having fertile land due to which monuments are comparatively less in this region. Madan Mahal fort lies in Jabalpur city which is located in same region i.e. South-East of Madhya Pradesh. This regions was mainly ruled by Gond tribe & Kalchuri rulers. Most of the monuments are of Gond dynasty rule. Madan Mahal fort is also one of them located in hills of Jabalpur city. Madan Mahal fort was built in 11th century, during of Gond rule in Central India. As per its name it is not a large fort but we can consider it as a fortified garrison at top of hill from which whole area could be viewed. It was basically used as Gond military post to keep eye on nearby areas and check any military expedition toward their region. During Gond rule in Central India, it was actively used as military outpost. Now a days it is a historical monument in Jabalpur city and important place to visit during city tour. It is open throughout the year for visitors and could be visited in Day time.

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