Lohagarh Fort

Lohagarh Fort popularly known as the Iron fort was constructed in the 18th century in the district of Bharatpur. Lohagarh Fort has an imperial history to boast about. This invincible fort was built by Maharaja Suraj Mal. Lohagarh fort was known to endure many British attacks. The fort of Lohagarh is amidst calm and serene surroundings. It is surrounded by lush green vegetation and a man-made island. The fort has to its credit three beautiful palaces namely the Kishori Mahal, Kothi Khas and Mahal Khas. These palaces reflect the opulence and grandeur of the then kings of Bharatpur. Maharaja Suraj Mal, the founder of this fort also built two towers within the precincts. They are known as the Fateh Burj and Jawahar Burj towers. These towers were built in order to proclaim his victory over the British invaders.

The fort is surrounded and safeguarded by a deep water body. The entrance gate of Lohagarh fort has a long history to tell. The gate actually belonged to the Chittorgarh fort but it was seized by Sultan Alauddin Khilji of Delhi. Again, in the 17th century the gate was brought back to Bharatpur by the Jat army men from Delhi.

Tourists who wish to visit the Lohagarh fort can commute by means of the local transport available from the main Jaipur or Agra road. Tourists can also avail the option of reaching Bharatpur fort by means of railway that leaves from Delhi. The fort of Lohagarh can be visited on all days excepting Thursdays and Saturdays. The visiting hours stretch from 10 am. in the morning to 4.30 pm in the evening.

Last Updated on July 23, 2013