Aligarh Fort


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Aligarh Fort Overview

Ranked 1 of 12 sightseeing in Aligarh

Aligarh Fort, also known as ‘Aligarh Quila’, ‘Baunasaur Quila’ or ‘Ramgarh Quila’, is amongst chief attractions of the destination. The fort was built by Muhammad, son of Governor Umar in 1525 during the reign of Ibrahim Lodhi. It is located on a hill with steep ravines on all sides. of about 32 feet. The polygonal construction having bastions at each angle is the highlight of the ancient testimony.

Ancient fort served several rulers and governors, which include Sabit Khan, Surajmal Jat (1753) and Madhavrao Scindia (1759). The old fort was extended to about 3 times in 1753 by Banasaur, lieutenant of contemporary ruler Surajmal Jat. During those days, fort had a special explosives warehouse and an air cooled kitchen.  Besides, there is a basement in the fort, which is not much visible from outside.

The historic fort stands in the north of the Aligarh Muslim University at Barauli Marg. Aligarh Muslim University is the managing authority of the testament, which is also serving it’s department of Botany at the site. Just 3 kmthree kilometres north fromof the city centre, the place can be easily reached by Taxi, Cycle rRickshaws or Auto rickshaws.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunset
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Waquar Ahmad

Waquar Ahmad5.0/5

1 review

Excellent and historical fort

Excellent. Everybody should be visit atleast once in a life. This Fort is under Aligarh Muslim University. It is so long and cannot walk whole area in a day. It is a historical Fort.

Mohammad Khan

Mohammad Khan4.3/5

3 reviews

Weapons are kept to see

A great decoration with the help of botany department of Aligarh Muslim University by planting various type of plants and flowers. The place where the weapons are kept can be seen.

Ragib Hussain

Ragib Hussain3.6/5

2 reviews

Nice place in Aligarh to visit

It is a nice fort from outside with the drains all dried up. It has good protected high walls from outside. It is like a botanical garden from inside and has different species of trees and plants. Inside it also has few abandoned ancient rooms.

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