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Bandhavgarh Fort

Bandhavgarh Fort

The historical monument of Bandhavgarh Fort is situated in Bandhavgarh in the district of Umaria, which forms a part of the central state of India, Madhya Pradesh. The fort is erected on the Bandhavgarh Hill, which has an elevation of about 811 m above the sea level and stands at the center of the Bandhavgarh National Park. The fort is surrounded by quite a large number of hills and is separated by steeping valleys.

The fort has been under the influence of Baghela Dynasty of Rewa.The concluding parts of these valleys form swampy meadows, which are locally known as ‘bohera’. The fort also houses many endangered species of vulture.

According to the records, Bandhavgarh Fort is believed to have been constructed around 2000 years ago. However, there is no concrete evidence of the date of its construction have been obtained. There are some myths that the Hindu God Lord Rama constructed the fort for Lakshmana to look over Lanka.

The name of the fort ‘Bandhavgarh’ literally defines as the Brother`s Fort, where Bandhav means Brother and Garh means Fort). Since then, Lakshmana was worshipped in this region in the name of Bandhavdhish.

Various endangered species of Indian Vultures are also found in this region.  Inside the fort there are some of the astonishing attractions for example few sculptures of various avatars of Lord Vishnu like Matsya, Narasimha, Varaha and Karma avatar. The other attraction in the area is Kalchuri Archaeological museum.

The nearest airport to Amarkantak is at Jabalpur, which is 245 km away from City of Amarkantak. Pre-paid taxi services are available fromthe Jabalpur airport to Amarkantak.

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