Madan Mahal FortCurrently Closed
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.
- 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.
- Entry is free.
- Open on all days of the week.
- Madan Mahal Bus stand.
- Tea stalls
- Pawan Cafe and Restaurant
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79.7% of people who visit Jabalpur include Madan Mahal Fort in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
35.48% of people start their Madan Mahal Fort visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Madan Mahal Fort
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Madan Mahal Fort
Not much of the structure remaining. Gate to climb up part of the remaining structure might not be open always...if not then quite a loss. One can see the city from up. No eateries or toilets available. Carry water. 2-3 temples around. Not close to main road so if not going by vehical, one has to walk around a half a km to main road for auto.
Difficult for old people to get there. Lots of staircases to be climbed. But once reached its a beautiful place for sightseers and historically interested people. Not at all crowdy.
Really nice place to visit, however one should not stay at this place after 5 due to its isolated location. This fort get isolated in the evening and it creates a scary feeling. Best for those who love thrill.
This is a very small fort left of rani durgawathi. one needs to climb stairs and may be difficult for the elderly people. place ideal for picnics. the fort almost is built on a single huge bolder of stone. but actually it is the watch tower, the actual fort is in ruins yet this place is good get away. Pl expect rush during the weekends, parking will be a problem. Cab should be a better option.
History lover should visit here.... It was a very place.... Amazing view.... So nice 😊 😊 🤘🏻