Distance : 40km from Jaipur
¤ The Fort Attraction
In Madhogarh-Tunga, you have nothing except a fort for sightseeing.
But its a nice place to stay anyway, because it's quiet and
pleasant in here. Built by the Kachhawaha Rajputs (of Amber-Jaipur),
the fort is an imposing monument nestling amidst mango orchards. Its
still in great shape, rising from the earth like a solid chunk of
strength. The fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel.
¤ A Battle Site
` Madhogarh-Tunga was also the site of a battle between the
Kachhawaha Rajputs and the Marathas, both parties being famed for
their fighting prowess. Things got really bad during Sawai Prithvi
Singh's time (ruled 1778-1803), because he and the Maratha General
Mahadji Scindia were always at each other's throats. Once the latter
advanced upto Dausa, which was alarmingly close to Jaipur. War was
thus inevitable. The Maratha and Jaipur forces met at Tunga where a
fierce battle was fought for three days in May 1787. But the Marathas,
who were supposedly trained by a French, were no match for the Rajputs
and were defeated.