(Last Updated on : 07-11-2019)
Located south to the city
in the Indian state
, the Shergarh Fort is situated on the banks of the Chambal River
. According to historical records, it is said that the Shergarh Fort was built in 1532 by King Maldev but was later attacked and captured by Sher Shah Suri. The fort was rechristened after Sher Shah Suri
and was restored in 1540 AD.
Overview of Shergarh Fort
In the mid 16th century, the Shergarh Fort was restored to protect the Afghan kingdom from the onslaughts of the Mewar
on the western frontier. The forts location was a strategic one as a defence measure. Embellished with enchanting images and beautifully carved sculptures of Hindu Gods
and delicate Jain
motifs, the Shergarh Fort was in use until the beginning of 20th century. There are four entrance points to the fort but the one in the east is the frequently used. Currently in ruins, the Shergarh Fort also houses a Hanuman Temple
, several palaces
, courtyards, a tomb
and several other structures.
Visiting Information on Shergarh Fort
The nearest railway station
is at Dholpur at a distance of 5 km from the Shergarh Fort and the closest airport
is the Agra
Airport at a distance of 65 km from the fort.
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