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Raisen, The Royal Town

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Raisen is one of the many small towns in the state of Madhya Pradesh, but holds significant importance as a place of religious and historical importance. It is the administrative headquarter and is named after the famous Raisen Fort in the hill top. Raisen was earlier known as Rajavasini or Rajasayan which means the royal residence.

There are many places to visit in Raisin especially the temples and shrines that it has to offer. Some of the tourist attractions in Raisen are the Hazrat Peer Fatehullah Shah Baba, the Raisen Fort and Bhimbetka to name a few.

Raisen Fort

Photo Courtesy: Aditya Maurya

Built in 1200 AD, Raisen Fort is one of the important tourist attractions of Raisen, Madhya Pradesh. Made of sandstone, the Raisen Fort stands as a testimony to the amazing ancient architecture and quality of the work, that still stands tall even after so many centuries. The huge stone walls of the fort opens to nine gateways and are surmounted by 13 bastions.


Raisen, The Royal Town

Photo Courtesy: Raveesh Vyas

One of the places to visit in Raisen is the Bhimbetka Caves and rock shelters. Named after the mythological character Bhim in the epic Mahabharata, it is one the earliest caves in India. It is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO and is surrounded by the Vindhya Mountain Range.

Hazrat Peer Fatehullah Shah Baba

A major tourist attraction in Raisen is the Hazrat Peer Fatehullah Shah Baba. This shrine is famous all over the country and is known for its sacredness. Large crowds visit the holy shrine every day and seek the blessings of the Holy Saint Hazrat Peer Fatehullah Shah Baba.

How to Reach Raisen

By Air: The nearest airport to Raisen is the Bhopal airport which is about 48 km. Bhopal is seamlessly connected to all the major airports of the country.

By Train: The Bhopal Railway junction is the nearest to Raisen. Bhopal is well connected to the rest of the country with regular trains .

By Road: Almost all the towns and cities that are tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh are well connected through buses. Buses and taxis are the most convenient ways of reaching Raisen. State government buses ply in regular intervals with reasonable prices. The A/C coaches however are priced slightly higher. Taxis too are a good option and can reach Raisen conveniently.

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