Bajrangarh Fort – A 16th & 17th Century Fort in Madhya Pradesh
Bajrangarh Fort is an old fort situated at Guna District of Madhya Pradesh state in India. Bajrangarh Fort is also known as Jharkon and is in ruins.
Situated at an altitude of around 303 feet, Bajrangarh Fort was constructed during the 16th and 17th centuries by Khichi (Chauhan) rulers of Gagron state, which later became part of Raghogarh state. The fort was attacked in 1816 A.D. during Raja Jai Singh’s reign. After he was defeated, the fort was destroyed.
The Bajrangarh fort had four gates in four directions. Moti Mahal, Ram Mandir, Rangmahal and Bajrang Mandir are still intact inside the fort.
Near the Gunnery inside the fort premises, there is a step well which was used for storing drinking water for the horses. There is also an ancient temple inside the fort, which is believed to have been built in 1775 by the Maratha rulers .
How Do I Go to Bajrangarh Fort?
Bajrangarh Fort is at around 10 kilometres south-West of Guna Town, on the Guna – Aron road.
Guna is well connected by roads to other parts of India. Guna railway station is the nearest railway station to the ruined Bajrangarh Fort. The nearest airport is the one at Bhopal, at around 188 kilometers from Guna city.