Lohagarh Fort

Lohagarh Fort (or Iron Fort) is situated at Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India.[1] It was constructed by Bharatpur Jat rulers. Maharaja Suraj Mal built numerous forts and palaces across his kingdom, one of them being the Lohagarh Fort, one of the strongest ever built in Indian history.The inaccessible Lohagarh fort could withstand repeated attacks of British forces led by Lord Lake in 1805 when they laid siege for over six weeks.

Lohagarh Fort
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Lohagarh Fort
LocationBharatpur, Rajasthan
Built byJat Ruler Suraj Mal
Architectural style(s)Jat

Of the two gates in the fort, the one in the north is known as Ashtdhaatu (eight metalled) gate while the one facing the south is called Chowburja (four-pillared) gate.

Monuments in the fort include are Kishori Mahal, Mahal Khas, and Kothi Khas. Moti Mahal (Bharatpur)|Moti Mahal and towers like Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj were erected to commemorate the victory over the Mughals and the British army. The gateway has paintings of huge elephants.

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  1. ^ Staff Reporter (11 February 2012). "Bharatpur's grandeur comes alive". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 24 December 2018.

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