This is a fort situated top hill amidst Jabalpur city, in the area of Madal Mahal. It is at about 500 meters of height. The specialty of this fort lies in its structure which is based on a huge rock. This fort belongs to the Gond dynasty. This fort was built by raja Madan Shah in the 11th century. The defense forces of the kingdom of Rani Durgawati used this fort as a watch tower. This fort was also used by Raja Madan Singh, who was the son of Rani Durgawati as a watch tower. The fort has some rooms which were used by the royal soldiers.
This place can surely provide you with a beautiful panoramic view of the Jabalpur city. You can witness and capture beautiful sunrises and sunsets from this location. The Gond rulers had their reign over Jabalpur, Mandla and nearby regions. This fort is not a typical huge fort, but it surely has some glimpse of a historic ancient monument.
As this fort was mainly watch tower, it has some basic parts within it, including a small water reservoir, small rooms and a central big chamber. It is rumored that this fort has a tunnel within it, which is connected to another fort in Mandla. It was used as an escape way in case of emergencies. This tunnel was also used as a transportation route for the confidential things of the kingdom. It is also rumored that this tunnel has some underground hidden treasures of the Gond dynasty.
Although there has been no proof of existence of any such treasure near the place, but the local people have this rumored story. On the way to this fort, you will find a marvelous structure defying the laws of nature and gravity, known as the balancing Rock. This rock is situated on the edge of another rock, and is not supported by any external sources, but still it does not fall from it. This rock has survived various earthquakes and is still standing at the place.
While planning a visit to this beautiful city, you must have time to visit this historic place if you are interested in ancient monuments. This fort has been preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India. The best time to visit this fort is in the evening and early morning, as you can cherish breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset during these times and can capture it using your cameras.