Khandar Fort, Sawai Madhopur

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Khandar Fort, located in the Khandar Tehsil of Sawai Madhopur, is one of the must see tourist attractions in Sawai Madhopur. An ancient fort, it is situated about 40 km from the main city. It lies close to the Ranthambore National Park, a very famous wildlife sanctuary. Lying on a vertical hill, the fort has three big doors at the entrance. With its location at a precarious spot, the fort was not easily conquerable by any attacking armies. One of the ruling kings of Khandar fort was known for having won every battle he had ever fought.

One of the dynasties who ruled this fort was the Sisodia clan of Mewar. They were later overthrown by the Mughals, who defeated them to capture the fort. There are seven temples inside the fort structure; Hanuman temple, Chaturbhuja temple, Rani temple, Gobind Devji temple, Jagatpalji temple and Jayanti Mata temple. Additionally, there are a number of water bodies inside the premises, including two tanks and seven ponds.


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