Ajaigarh Fort, Khajuraho

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Ajaigarh Fort is situated at a distance of about 3 km from Khajuraho. It is located on an isolated hill top belonging to the of the Vindhya ranges. The fort was constructed by the Chandela rulers to protect their subjects from attacks and sieges. Ajaigarh Fort provides a mesmerizing view of the Ken River that flows below the hilltop.

The fort has two grand ways of entrance: the Darwaza on the northern side and the Tarhaoni on the south-east side of the fort. The fort is rich in sculptures and houses several sculptures of Goddess Astha Shakti.

The fort has a famous lake called Ajay Pal ka Talao within its boundary. Visitors often feel charmed by the beauty of the lake. The fort also houses a Jain temple, which stands in a ruined condition today. But at one point of time it was a well-known temple.


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