Shergarh Fort Dholpur - Tourist Attraction Dholpur Rajasthan

As per historical records, The Shergarh fort was first built by by Maharaja Maldev of the Rathore dynasty of Jodhpur in 1532. The fort  is situated about 7 km south of Dholpur city on the left bank of the Chambal river near a road bridge on the National Highway No. 2.  Mughal Sher Shah attacked on this fort and captured it. This monument was rebuilt by Sher Shah Sur in 1540 AD for using to protect the Afghan kingdom from the onslaughts the Mewar in mid 16th century on the western frontier. Shergarh Fort was used as a military cantonment during the time of Raja Maharajas. It served as a strong and strategically located defense measure. Shergarh Fort was in use until the beginning of 20th century. 

As an ancient heritage, many giant 25-ton weighing Ashtadhatu were placed on the walls of the fort. In which the cannon named Hanuhunkar is presently kept in Indira Park. Which is 19 feet in length and 10 feet in circumference. The big beautiful Mughal style paintings of these Tempo are carved.

High bastions are built around it. On which soldiers used to guard the fort while being deployed. That the enemy king is not climbing. The fort has two main gates. One of which is located towards the west and the other towards the south. In olden times, people had to pass through these gates to go out from Dhaulpur.

At the time of the construction of the fort itself, the then Maharaj Maldev built Hanuman’s temple here Which is still located today.

The fort is embellished with enchanting images, beautifully carved sculptures of Hindu gods and delicate Jain motifs. Shergarh Fort has four gates but the frequently used gate was on the eastern side. It houses a Hanuman Temple, several palaces, courtyards, a tomb and several other structures in ruined form. The Shergarh Fort in Dholpur is one of historically and archaeologically important forts of Rajasthan. It’s upkeep is in the hands of the government. No ticket is required to visit this fort.



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