Achalgarh Fort

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Achalgarh Fort, situated about 11 kilometers north of Mount Abu, a hill station in Rajasthan, India, is a historical site that attracts many tourists. The fort was originally built by the Paramara dynasty rulers and later reconstructed, renovated, and named as Achalgarh by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE. It is one of the several forts built during his reign.

Achalgarh Fort


The fort was initially built by the Paramara dynasty rulers. However, it was later occupied, reconstructed, and renamed as Achalgarh by Maharana Kumbha in 1452 CE. The fort is now in a dilapidated condition due to severe sandstorms and other weather conditions. Despite its current state, the fort still holds great architectural delight. The first gate of the fort is known as Hanumanpol, which served as the entrance to the lower fort. It comprises two towers built of large blocks of grey granite. After some ascent, stands Champapol, the second gate of the fort, which served as the entrance to the inner fort.

Religious Significance

The Achaleshwar Mahadeva Temple is located just outside the fort, where the toe of Lord Shiva is worshipped. A brass Nandi is also located there. The temple is surrounded by the Mandakini Lake, which is encircled by rocky hills, and rock walls covered with images of a Rajput king and buffaloes. Near the temple, three stone buffaloes are standing around a pond. There are also many Jain temples present within the vicinity of the fort, inside and outside the fort. These Jain temples were built in 1513.

How to Reach

Achalgarh Fort is well connected through the nearest Abu Road railway station, which is 35 km away, to major cities railway stations like Delhi, Agra, Mumbai, Chennai, Ajmer, Pali, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad. By road, Achalgarh is located 11 km from Nakki Lake at the end of Achalgarh Rd. One can easily reach here by hiring a local taxi.

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