Bandhavgarh Fort is one of oldest forts located in Bandhavgarh national park. The place holds an important role in the pages of history. The fort bears an ancient essence with various mythical stories. The caves, the walls and the sculptures show that the fort was built 2000 years ago. The fort is an important sight and no trip is a complete one if you do not visit the fort.
History of Bandhavgarh Fort
The exact date of the construction of Bandhavgarh fort is not exactly known. The fort bears various historical evidences. It is said that Ram a hero of Hindu epic visited the place while returning to his kingdom Ayodha after defeating Ravana, demon king of Lanka. The place was visited by his brother Lakshman too from there the name 'Bandhavgarh' arises as the word 'Bandhav' means 'brother'. Archeological survey shows that the place was ruled by various dynasties who built the fort to protest their territory from foreign attack.
How to reach Bandhavgarh Fort
Bandhavgarh fort is 164 kms away from Jabalpur and you can easily take the local bus to reach the national park. Katni is the nearest station at a distance of 120 kms and this railway junction connects every corner of the country with the national park.
Kalchuri Archaeological Remains
After visiting the fort you can visit Kalchuri Archaeological museum where various archaeological things can be found and the history of the place can be reached through these items. Thus the archaeological remains add a tinge to the place where history couples with the holy nature.