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Gagron Ancient Fort in Jhalawar

Distance : 10km from Jhalawar

¤ Gagron Fort Attraction

Gagron located 10 Km from Jhalawar, it is famous for its 8th century fort standing witness to many battles fought for its possession.
* Surrounded by the waters of the Ahu and Kali Sindh rivers on three sides- can be considered as one of the finest example of jala durg(protected by water).

*A mute witness to 14 battles, though now in ruins, it is certainly worth a visit, for it is still retains its Rajput aura - with its barracks, magazine, palace and stables.

*The shrine of Sufi saint Mitheshah outside the fort is a popular venue for celebrations during the muslim festival of Moharram.

¤ Gagron Town

Gagron is another village town in Rajasthan glorified for its many battles fought for the possesion of its fort. In 1719 it was occupied by Bhim Singh, the ruler of Kota who struck an alliance with the Rao of Amber and the Sayyids in Delhi. Gagron was one of the favourite retreats of Zalim Singh, and he was here where the Maharao of Bundi, Umed Singh, breathed his last in 1819.

¤ Gagron Fort Protected by Jala Durg

Gagron fort is surrounded by the waters of the Ahu and Kali Sindh rivers on three sides, one of the finest examples of what is callled jala durg (protected by water). Its location itself is striking, looming out of a rock on a little island where two rivers meet. The fort went through 14 battles, and Alauddin Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi, besieged it unsuccessfully for 11 years. Jauhar, that terrible form of women immolating themselves, was performed in Gagron fort not once but thrice. The act of jauhar was undertaken by women of a particular fort, choosing to die rather than fall into the hands of the enemy.

¤ Remnants of The Fort

In 1561 Akbar captured Gagron, and the Mughals held it till 1715 when it was gifted to Bhim Singh by the Sayyids, the two brothers who took control of the Mughal empire after the death of Aurangzeb in 1707. The fort is now in ruins but certainly worth a visit, for it still retains its Rajput aura. Its barracks, magazine, palace and stables are all still there albeit in a state of decay. A few canopies lie scattered within the fort, also in ruins. The shrine of the Sufi saint Mitheshah lies just outside the fort and is a popular venue for celebrations during the muslim festival of Moharram. Also within the fort is a small village, a tranquil hamlet at peace from the outside world. The fort is open on all days and admission is free.

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