Hansi, an ancient fort town, is located in the Hisar District of Haryana. The town was once renowned for a sword manufacturing company. Set up by King Prithviraj Chauhan, most of the buildings located in the town represent architectural styles of Rajputs, Marathas and the Britishers.
The town has five entry gates and is popular for historical forts and ancient buildings. The town can be entered via the Delhi Gate in the east, the Hisar Gate in the west, Gosain Gate in the north-west side, Barsi Gate in the south and the Umra Gate in the south-west. The Asigarh Fort sprawls across an area of around 30 acres and is believed to have been constructed by Prithvi Raj Chauhan.
It is believed that a sword manufacturing factory, established in this fort by a Tomar King, was engaged in exporting swords to the Arab countries. The Barsi Gate, another major attraction, was constructed by Alauddin Khilji in 1303 to protect the main fort from the attacks of invaders. Renovated by Ibrahim Lodhi in 1522, the height of this gate was increased to over 30 m.
The Gujri Mahal was erected by Firoz Shah Tughlaq for his wife, Gujari Rani. This structure stands on a high plinth and has underground chambers. The Dargah Char Qutub is another important attraction of the region that was constructed by Firoz Shah Tughlaq in the memory of four Sufi saints. The Hansi Fort, Surkhi, Heri, Umra, Sultanpur and Ladwa are some of the popular tourist attractions near Hansi.