Madan Mahal (Rani Durgawati Fort)
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.
Madan Mahal fort is constructed in 11th century under the rule of 37th Gond ruler Madan Singh. Although Madan Mahal fort is named as fort but basically it was a military post which was used as watch tower and military barrack. Main fort was in plains called Garha fort. It was the Garha fort where Kings and royal family members use to stay. During of Madan Mahal fort visit, we can see the structure having rooms, stables, secret passages, ancient scripts, corridors etc. All these arrangements indicated that it was basically a military post where army men and their horses are kept.
- Madan Mahal Near Gurudev Colony 7612676143