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Madhya Pradesh is called the heart of Hindustan because it is the largest state in the country. Every month lakhs of tourists keep coming to see the beauty of this state. From ancient times to medieval times, many such forts were built in this state which are not only famous in India but also world famous. Many forts like Gwalior Fort, Orchha Fort etc are present in this state, which is no less in a wonderful example. Today in this article we are going to tell you about 10 ancient and famous forts present in Madhya Pradesh, so let's know.

Fort of Gwalior

Gwalior Fort of Madhya Pradesh is at the top. Compared to other forts, most tourists reach to see this fort. Built in the 8th century, this fort is also called the Gibraltar of India. Overall it is difficult to describe in words the beauty and specialty of Gwalior Fort. Here you can go for a walk anytime between 10 am to 5:30 pm.

Ahilya Fort

Ahilya Fort is one of the major forts present in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. About 250 years old fort is considered very important in historical terms. Let us tell you that this fort was the capital of Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar during about 1766 and 1795. Let us tell you that now it has been converted into a luxury hotel.  

Raisen Fort

Raisen's fort on top of a hill is an 800 year old fort. It is said that this fort had about nine entrances but, over time, it turned into ruins. In today's time this fort is one of the major tourist places in Madhya Pradesh. Here you can go for a walk anytime between 10 am to 5 pm.

Orchha Fort

Orchha Fort is one of the famous forts situated at a distance of about 16 km from the historical city of Jhansi. Due to being present on the banks of the Betwa river, this fort remains included in the first choice of the tourists. It was built in the 16th century by Raja Rudra Pratap Singh of the Bundela dynasty. Sheesh Mahal, Phool Bagh, Rai Praveen Mahal etc. are the center of attraction.

Asirgarh Fort

The Asirgarh Fort, located in the Satpura ranges, was established by the Ahir ruler Asa Ahir. It is one of the best forts present in Madhya Pradesh. Each part of the fort is said to belong to a different era. The greenery around this fort is the center of attraction for the tourists. Here you can go for a walk anytime between 10 am to 5 pm.

Chanderi fort

This fort present on the banks of the Betwa river is very special and ancient for the whole of Madhya Pradesh. It is said that the mention of this fort is also present in the epic of Mahabharata. The main gate of this fort is most famous, which is known as 'Khooni Darwaza'. This fort, situated on a hill of about 71 meters, is also included in the major tourist places.

Mandu Fort

Mandu Fort, located in the Mandav area in the Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, is very special from a historical point of view. The Jahaz Mahal and Mandu Mahal present in this fort are very famous palaces. Let us tell you that both these palaces are also considered as a symbol of the immortal love of Baz Bahadur and Rani Roopmati. Therefore, especially couples come to visit this palace in large numbers.

Bandhavgarh Fort

This fort present in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh is situated at an altitude of about 811 meters above sea level. This fort is surrounded by many small hills. It is said about this fort that it is also mentioned in Ramayana. One can also see many decorated idols of Lord Vishnu in this fort. Here you can go for a walk anytime between 10 in the morning and 6 in the evening.

Dhar Fort

Dhar Fort, built around the 14th century, is one of the oldest forts in Madhya Pradesh. This fort was built during the reign of the then Sultan of Delhi, Muhammad bin Tughlaq. An ancient museum is also present inside this fort where you can see many ancient relics and artifacts. 

Madan Mahal Fort

Madan Mahal Fort is present in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. This fort was built by the Gond ruler Raja Madan Shah. Let us tell you that it is one of the most visited forts in Madhya Pradesh. Apart from this palace, tourists from every state of the country keep coming to see the beauty of Jabalpur.

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