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in the ancient land of Jejakbhukti, an integral part of Bundelkhand,
this fort and town were of strategic importance during medieval
times. The Kalinjar fort was Chandela stronghold from the
9th to the 15th centuries and remained invincible upto the
time of the Mughals. Akbar finally conquered it in 1569 and
gifted it to Birbal, one of the "nine jewels" of his court.
From Birbal it went to the legendary Bundela warrior, Chhatrasal
and thence to Hardev Shah of Panna before being captured by
the British in 1812.
township of Kalinjar was also-once protected by ramparts pierced
by four gateways, only three of which remain today —
Kamta Dwar, Panna Dwar and Rewa Dwar. Dotted with remnants
of the past, this historic fort is well worth a visit.
: 25 sq. km.
mtrs. above sea level.
Season : Year
round except for the summer months of April, May, June
- Cottons; Winter - Woolen
STD Code :
airport is Khajuraho - 130 km.
nearest railway station is Atarra : 36 km, on the Banda-Satna
route, 57 km. from Banda Station. Some of the important trains
are : 1107/1108 Bundelkhand Exp. 1449/1450 Mahakaushal Exp.,
5009/5010 Chitrakoot Exp.
is linked by road to all important centres in the region with
regular bus services. Some of the major road distances are
: Chitrakoot-78 km, Banda-62 km, Khajuraho-130 km, Allahabad-205
at a height of 700 ft. on the Vindhya ranges, this fort is
accessible through seven gateways-the Alamgir Darwaza, Ganesh
Dwar, Chauburji Darwaza, Buddha Bhadra Darwaza, Hanuman Dwar,
Lal Darwaza and Bara Darwaza.
the fort are two palaces-the Raja Mahal and the Rani Mahal,
as well as several other places of interest. These include
Sita Sej, a small cave containing a stone bed and pillow once
used by hermits; a reservoir known as Patal Ganga; Pandu-Kund,
where water trickles from the horizontal crevices of stratified
rocks; Buddha-Budhi taal, whose waters are believed to possess
healing qualities; Bhairon-ki-Jharia or Manduk Bhairon; the
Mrigdhara or Antelope’s spring situated within an inner
chamber of the rampart, and Koito Birth, which is an important
place of pilgrimage where lepers are believed to be cured.
temple was built by the Chandela ruler Parmardi dev. In a
niche by the rock-cut Swagger Roan pool, stands a colossal
18-armed image of Al Bhairav, the fearsome aspect of Lord
at the source of the Shivasari Ganga, this temple is also
worth a visit.
today is a small village, all modern amenities including hotels
restaurants, banks are available at Banda or Chitrakoot. The
best place to stay while visiting Kalinjar is Chitrakoot Tourist
km. Site of the now world-famous temples built between 950
AD and 1050 AD by the Chandelas. Only 25 temples survive,
but they are masterpieces of architecture. Dedicated to the
Lord Shiv, these temples celebrate the human from and man’s
spiritual and physical aspects.