Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Madan Mahal, Jabalpur

Madan Mahal in Jabalpur is situated on the top of a 515 meter hillock. This is a small fort or bastion constructed in 12th century by Gondawana dynasty ruler Raja Madansahi.


The construction of this is very unique, that is based on top of a huge single granite rock. During theose days it mostly acted as a watch tower for the defenders to the Gondwana rulers. 


Even though the structure is compact, it can be seen as fully equipped for martial encounters in those days. There are few rooms the top and open gallery which can be reached by flight of narrow stairs. 

32 comments:

ANITA said...

Really nice!!))))

Jeevan said...

Wow! Well built on the rock and it looks so unique.

R Niranjan Das said...

Interesting fort! Nice shots.

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2012/12/the-sussegad-beaches-of-bardez-goa.html

Shri Ram Ayyangar said...

Nostalgic feeling....left the city 30 years back!

krishna said...

This reminds me the Karnala fort in Navi Mumbai. that small fort is situated on the top of karnala hill.
i wrote about that here
http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com/2011/08/trip-to-karnala.html

Cloudia said...

Unique!


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Rizalenio said...

Awesome. Breathtaking huge rock formation.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Good information...

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I like the way the building appears to be perched on the rocks.

Team G Square said...

Nice to know about this place .

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Amazing how that building seems to be balanced on the huge stone. Wow!

Ash said...

How unique - I don't think I've seen a structure like this before. Thanks for sharing!

George said...

This small fort is very interesting. I've never seen one constructed on a single rock like this.

magiceye said...

Looks amazin! Missed out on this on my visit :(
Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia K said...

I'm always amazed by your pale/white skies!!! Terrific captures, Rajesh!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Leovi said...

Yes, very nice pictures, really impressive this fortress on the rock.

ladyfi said...

Is the temple built on a huge rock?

Amazing to think how old it is.

Jidhu Jose said...

great pics

Snapshot

Dooars Ecoviillege said...

I have some idea about this place Before But now this blog show me complete picture.Thanks for all valuable information's.

Carver said...

Great shots.

Al said...

That looks like a solidly-constructed fort, nice shots.

Halcyon said...

You have so many neat things to visit in your country. Always enjoy seeing your shots.

Mridula said...

Beautiful architecture.

Kusum Sanu said...

I was amazed to see the fort partially standing on that huge boulder!

Kavita Saharia said...

Unique and interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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this is something different and cool :)

Chubby Chieque said...

Priceless... Mahal in Filipino is "Precious, dear & love".

Madan Mahal got it all.

Happy SSS,
/CHie

sceneoftranquility said...

Uniquely constructed fort.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this ancient compact fort.

Puru@ShadowsGalore said...

Solid Building .. nicely captured :)

Anil Krishnanunni said...

A small suggestion- Can you please shift the watermark to some end extreme.It's distracting at times :)

Arti said...

What a beautiful capture of our rich architecture.