Mendabari Fort is a well-known tourist attraction located in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. Popularly, this fort is known by the name of Nal Rajar Garh and is located deep into forests of Chilapata. It is said that it was the first identified fortification in this region and was known by the name of 'Pundrabardhan Bhukti'. Though this fort is in a semi-ruined position today, still it has the charm that captivates the tourists on a large scale.
It Is Known For:-
1) Mendabari Fort, or Nal Rajar Garh, was constructed by Gupta Dynasty during their rule in Jalpaiguri. According to the history, the reign of Gupta dynasty was a golden period in the region
2) The whole fort is surrounded by the lush green forests
3) The architecture of Mendabari Fort near the bathing ghats was constructed keeping in mind with the moat system. It was the first ever moat bathing ghat in Jalpaiguri
4) Interestingly, there's a tree located in the complex of the fort and is said to be the oldest tree in Mendabari Fort
Best Time To Visit:-
Mendabari Fort is an astounding tourist attraction that attracts a large number of tourists. People, on a large scale, pay a visit to this fort throughout the year. Not only the fort but the nearby surroundings also grab the attention of nature enthusiasts, trekking, and camping lovers. It is recommended that a first-aid kit should be carried along in order to avoid any mishaps.
Mendabari Fort is a famous tourist attraction and is visited by many. It is well-connected by roadways and railways that allow a smooth access to it. One can hire the local cabs or jeeps for reaching the Chilapata Forests and then relish a small trek to the fort of Mendabari.
Nearest Railway Station- New Jalpaiguri Junction
Nearest Airport- Bagdogra Airport
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