(Last Updated on : 19-10-2019)
The Bhatner Fort is located in the city
in the state
. The fort is believed to be 1700 years old and is considered to be one of the oldest forts
in the country.
History of Bhatner Fort
Built in 253 CE by Bhupat, son of king Bhati of Jaisalmer, the Bhatner Fort is situated on the banks of the Ghaggar River. After getting defeated by the Sultan of Ghazni, King Bhupat took refuge in the jungle around the Ghaggar River, where he constructed a safe haven for himself, which later came to be known as the Bhatner Fort.
Covering an area of 52 bighas, the entire Bhatner Fort is built of bricks and is in the shape of a parallelogram, with a dozen bastions on each side. In the middle of the 13th century, Sher Shah Suri
repaired the forts of Bhatinda and Bhatner but in 1391, the latter was conquered by Timur
. Over the centuries, the fort has passed through several hands before finally coming under the British
rule and remained under them until the Indian Independence
Visiting Information on Bhatner Fort
/b> Junction is the closest railway station
at a distance of 232 km from the fort and the Bikaner Airport
is the nearest at a distance of almost 242 km from the Bhatner Fort.
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