Achalgarh Fort

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Achalgarh Fort
Sirohi district, Rajasthan
Achalgarh Fort

Achalgarh Fort bastions
Achalgarh Fort is located in Rajasthan
Shown within Rajasthan
TypeHill fort
Coordinates24°36′56″N 72°46′07″E / 24.615594°N 72.76862°E / 24.615594; 72.76862
24°36′56″N 72°46′07″E / 24.615594°N 72.76862°E / 24.615594; 72.76862Coordinates: 24°36′56″N 72°46′07″E / 24.615594°N 72.76862°E / 24.615594; 72.76862
Built1452
Construction
materials
Stone
Current
condition
Dilapidated
Current
owner
Government of India
Open to
the public
Yes
Controlled byMewar
 
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Achalgarh Fort
Sirohi district, Rajasthan
Achalgarh Fort

Achalgarh Fort bastions
Achalgarh Fort is located in Rajasthan
Shown within Rajasthan
TypeHill fort
Coordinates24°36′56″N 72°46′07″E / 24.615594°N 72.76862°E / 24.615594; 72.76862
24°36′56″N 72°46′07″E / 24.615594°N 72.76862°E / 24.615594; 72.76862Coordinates: 24°36′56″N 72°46′07″E / 24.615594°N 72.76862°E / 24.615594; 72.76862
Built1452
Construction
materials
Stone
Current
condition
Dilapidated
Current
owner
Government of India
Open to
the public
Yes
Controlled byMewar

Achalgarh is a fort situated at 24°36′56.14″N 72°46′7.03″E / 24.6155944°N 72.7686194°E / 24.6155944; 72.7686194 about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) north of Mount Abu, a hill station in Rajasthan, India. The fort was originally built by the Paramara dynasty rulers and later reconstructed, renovated and named as Achalgarh by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE,[1] one of the several forts built during his reign.

The fort is in a dilapidated condition now. The first gate of the fort is known as Hanumanpol, which served as the entrance to the lower fort. It comprises two towers built of large blocks of grey granite. After some ascent, stands Champapol, the second gate of the fort, which served as the entrance to the inner fort.[1]

There are some features of historical and religious importance in and around the fort. Achaleshwar Mahadeva temple is just outside the fort; the toe of Lord Shiva is worshipped there and a brass Nandi is also located there. Near the temple there are three stone buffaloes standing around a pond. There are Jain temples in the fort. These were built in 1513.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gupta, R. K. and S. R. Bakshi (2008). Studies in Indian History: Rajasthan through the Ages. Vol.5: Marwar and British Administration. New Delhi: Sarup & Sons. pp. 189–90. ISBN 978-81-7625-841-8. 

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24°36′56.14″N 72°46′7.03″E / 24.6155944°N 72.7686194°E / 24.6155944; 72.7686194