Constructed during the era of the Gond Dynasty, Madan Mahal is a famous fort in Jabalpur. It was built in the 11th century as a watchtower. It has a close association with Rani Durgavati and her son Madan Mohan, after whom the palace is named. This fort, though not an architectural marvel in terms of its architecture, but is a magnificent example of the ancient monuments that were built in the ancient times.
Why Is It Famous?
Madan Mahal is famous because of its location atop the hill. According to its strategic location, the entire town of Garha, where the fort is located, can be viewed. In the bygone times, the royal army used to keep an eye on the entire town of Garha, including its outskirts to make sure that the kingdom is safe from the enemies. It also had some military posts and horse stables that clearly indicated of this fort being a watchtower. Even today, the remnants of the cannons can be seen in this fort.
Best Time To Visit:-
Madan Mahal is a huge crowd puller and attracts the visitors extensively. Although it is a place that can be visited throughout the year, the apt time for making the trip rewarding is between October-March. This is the season that allows visitors to see the fort without any discomfort.
Madan Mahal has a well-established connection to the roadways and railways. Such connectivity and the frequent service of the local transit like the buses and cabs make it convenient for commuting to & from the destination easily.
Nearest Railway Station:- Jabalpur Junction
Nearest Airport:- Jabalpur Airport
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