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Asirgarh Fort

The Asirgarh fort is cushioned in the Satpura Hills at an altitude of 750 m, located at about 20 km from Burhanpur. It was quite an impregnable fortress and importance lied in the fact that, conquest over this fort meant control over deccan, Khandesh in the past. Asirgarh Fort is a pass through Satpura ranges and connects the rivers Narmada and Tapti, which in turn is an important route to southern India. Though much is not left here at Asirgarh fort, still we can observe that fort has three parts, proper Asirgarh, Kamargarh, Malaygarh. The important monuments inside the fort are Jami Masjid and a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Ater Fort

The Ater Fort was built by Bhadauria King Badan Singh, Maha Singh and Bakhat Singh in the era of 1664-1668.The area is known after them as "BADHWAR". The fort is located deep inside the ravines of Chambal. Now it is in a dilapidated condition.It is located 35 km to the west of Bhind city. The main attractions of the fort are the 'Khooni Darwaza', Badan Singh Ka Mahal', 'Hathiapor', 'Raja Ka Bangla', 'Rani Ka Bangla' and 'BarahKhambaMahal'.

Bandhavgarh Fort
It is thought,to be some 2,000 years old, and there are references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Siva Purana. No records however remain to show when Bandhavgarh Fort was constructed. Various dynasties have ruled this fort: for example, the Maghas ,the Vakatakas , the Sengars and the Kalchuris. In the 13th century AD, the Baghels took over, ruling from Bandhavgarh until 1617, when Maharajah Vikramaditya Singh moved his capital to Rewa. The last inhabitants deserted the fort in 1935.
Dhar Fort, Indore
Situated on the hill, on a rectangular hillock this fort is built of red stone. The construction of this strong and imposing fort could become possible due to solid muram and black stone of this hillock. As mentioned in the diary (Rojnamcha) of Emperor Jehangir this was built by Mohammad Tughlak in 1344 A.D. Kharbuja Mahal and Sheesh Mahal are some of the important buildings in this fort. This palace is called as Kharbuja Mahal because of its musk melon shape. AnandiBai, the wife of Raghunath Rao gave birth to Peshwa Bajirao II in this palace.
Garhkundar Fort
Situated 56 kms from Orchha; Sai-iajendra. Nanakdev, Priti-ivirajram singh, Ramchandra, Medinipal and Rudrapratap were the different rulers of Garhkundar. There are two entrances to the fort. The first entrance is a two storey building with a bastion, and the second which also is the main entrance is at a height from the first one. The fort is square and three storied. There is a courtyard with chambers around, there are chambers beneath the fort as well, but it is next to impossible to get there. There are bastions in four corners. A temple of local goddess Maha
Gulganj Fort, Chhatarpur

Built around 18th century, the fort of Gulganj is a state protected monument. This is an important structure of Bundeli style. The fort is two-storied and the interior of the fort is divided into two portions. There are bastions which were used for defense purposes in the fort. A flight of steps leads into the basement of the fort and a step well has been constructed beside it. The fort during those days was of great 

Gwalior Fort
Standing on a steep mass of sandstone, Gwalior Fort dominates the city and is its most magnificent monument. It has been a scene of momentous events: imprisonments, battles and jauhars. The magnificent outer walls of the Fort still stand, two miles in length and 35 feet high, bearing witness to its reputation for being one of the most invincible forts of India. This imposing structure inspired Emperor Babar to describe it "the pearl amongst the fortresses of Hind."Within the fort are some marvels of medieval architecture. The 15th century Gujari Mahal is a monument to the love of Raja Mansingh Tomar for his Gujar queen, Mrignayani.
Vijayraraghavgarh Fort, Jabalpur

This fort has been built 35 kms from Katni, in the first half of 19th century by king Prayag Das of Vijayraghavgarh Riyasat. The fortification wall is rectangular having square bastions on all the four corners. The walls and ceiling of amphitheater are beautifully decorated with coloured paintings. The fort has been built by using thin bricks, stones and lime mortar in between. An inscription of 10th-11th cent, belonging to Kalchuri period, can be seen in the verandah of Kachahari Mahal which is of archaeological importance.

Kalinjar Fort , Bundelkhand
Is a fortress-city in the Bundelkhand region of central India. Kalinjar is located in Banda District of UttarPradesh state, near the temple-city and World Heritage Site of Khajuraho. The fortress is strategically located on an isolated rocky hill at the end the Vindhya Range, at an elevation of 1203 feet overlooking the plains of Bundelkhand. The fortress contains several temples, dating as far back as the Gupta dynasty of the 3rd-5th centuries.
Ajaigarh Fort , Bundelkhand
Eighty kilometres out of Khajuraho, along the highway to Panna, and then through village roads, the explorer reaches the small town of Ajaygarh. For reaching the Ajaigarh Fort, you have to climb 170 steps before you cross into the inner wall of the fort's defenses. You should pause and look at the way the walls have been constructed with large, dressed, stones and no visible mortar. Leaving the wall on your right you walk through a second gate, and pause. On your right, carved out of the living rock, are a most unusual flying Ganesh, bearing a snake aloft and carrying an axe. There are more carvings on the rocks at the side of the steps before you reach the main gate of the fort.
Ginnorgarh Fort , Bhopal

The "Ginnorgarh Fort", which was strong hold for Gond dynasty for long and later on, fell to Dost Mohammad in the 18th century, is another monument of historical importance situated in Delawadi range of Ratapani Sanctuary.

Daulatabad Fort , Aurangabad

Daulatabad fort, in Aurangabad is a rare kind of construction, which is a combination of the ground fort and the hill fort. The imposing fort is built on an isolated pyramid-shaped natural mountain peak. The rock around is chiseled skillfully making the climb impossible.The fort area is surrounded by three concentric walls (fortifications) known as kots – Amberkot , Mahakot & Kalakot.
Tour Programme: Forts Of Central India

D1: Arrive Gwalior. Visit Gwalior Fort. O/N
D2: Day Excursion To Ater Fort
D3: Drive To Orchha. Visit Garhkundar Fort.O/N
D4: Morning S/S Of Orchha.Drive To Khajuraho.O/N
D5: Day Excursion To Kalinjar Fort.
D6: Day Excursion To Gulganj Fort.
D7: Drive To Panna Via Ajaigarh Fort. O/N At Panna
D8: Enjoy Morning And Afternoon Jeep Safaris
D9: Drive To Bandhavgarh. Enjoy Afternoon Jeep Safari
D10: Visit Bandhavgarh Fort.
D11: Drive To Jabalpur Visit Madan Mahal Fort.
D12: Drive To Bhopal Enroute Visiting Bhimbetka Rock Shelters.
D13: Visit Sanchi & Raisen Fort
D14: Drive To Dhar. Visit Dhar Fort.O/N
D15: Day Excursion To Mandu.
D16: Drive To Burhanpur And Visit Asirgarh Fort.
D17: Drive To Aurangabad Enroute Visting Ajanta Caves.
D18: Visit Ellora & Daulatabad Fort. Evening Dep Trf Airport/Stn.