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Madan Mahal Fort
: Located in the Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh, madan mahal can be easily accessible by local transport in Jabalpur city. It is located on the top of the hill and is based on a single stone. In the earlier days it acts the watch tower against the enemies.Madan Mahal fort is situated in Jabalpur City of Madhya Pradesh. It is approximately 515 meters above the ground.During the Gondwana period it acts as a watch tower for the attackers and defenders coming to conquer the Gondwana rulers. The fort of Madan Mahal is situated on the south-western part of the modern city of Jabalpur.
History of Madan Mahal : This fort was the pleasure palace for Madan Singh, the tenth Gond King and son of Rani Durgawati. During her reign, the fort was used as a watchtower. The architecturally designed rooms in front of the main structure probably lodged the military troops of the rulers who stayed here. The maintenance and protection of this historical monument has been undertaken by Archaeological Survey of India.
Mystery shrouds over the exact date of this magnificent watchtower. But the Jabalpur Gazetteer puts it at around 1100 A.D. A strange calmness sets in as one approaches it through the granite blocks overshadowing the path. After a five minutes climb, the magnificent monument appears in its historical exuberance. The fort is built on a single stone of granite rock. After a long decade the fort still gives the feel of watch tower to the visitors and gives a panoramic view of Jabalpur City.