Khandar Fort

Sawai Madhopur

Khandar Fort Overview

Ranked 3 of 13 sightseeing in Sawai Madhopur

Khandar Fort in an ancient fort situated in the Khandar Tehsil of Sawai Madhopur at 40 km from the city. This fort forms the boundary of the Ranthambhore National Park. It lies on a vertical hill and has three main entrances. The king of this fort was famous for never having lost a battle. The damaged walls and doors of this fort are associated with many ancient and historical incidents that took place in the place.
This fort was ruled by Sisodia kings of Mewar for a long time, but later it was taken over by Mughals. Later on the fort was handed from Mughals to Maharajas of Jaipur in the 18th century. The structure of this fort includes seven temples inside its premises namely Jain temple, Hanuman temple, Chaturbhuja temple, Rani temple, Gobind Devji temple, Jagatpalji temple and Jayanti Mata temple.  
The Jain temple in this fort is known for its exquisite rock carved idols of Jain gurus. The Hanuman temple is famous for its single stone idol of Lord Hanuman with a demon under his feet. Chaturbhuja temple is known for its idol of four armed god. Jayanti Mata temple is known for its annual fair. The Rani temple is situated on the highest platform of this temple.
Apart from the temples, the Khandar Fort also has two huge nearby tanks namely Ramkunda and Laxmankunda. Seven small ponds also form a part of its premises.

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