One of the oldest forts in India, Bandhavgarh Fort, built more than 2500 years ego. Its typical tradition makes it one of the most attractive forts in this area. There are many statues stand on the main path and so it is best to take a guide.
One-hour trek up to the fort is worth the effort. The charm of this trek lies in discovering these monuments in the jungle, unspoiled and unexplored. Some of the statues lie off the main path and so it is best to take a guide. One can also find several worth seeing small temples in this fort of around the 12th century. Now, these temples are deserted but the place is used for worship by number of visitors.
Apart from the avatars, well worth seeing are three small temples of around the 12th century. These temples are deserted but the fort is still used as a place of worship. Kabir Das, the celebrated 16th century saint, once lived and preached here. The natural fortification of this fort makes it more attractive and offers astounding views of the landscape to the tourists. Around cliffs, Vultures wheel look very attractive can catch blue rock thrushes and crag martins. The fort is still belonging to Maharaja of Rewa and one have to take permission to enter into this fort. One-hour trekking is allowed here and the staff of the resort carries your lunch while you are busy negotiating the trek upto the fort.
Over 2000 years, Bandhavgarh has been a center of human activity. In fact, it boasts of a library that has references to it in the ancient books, the Narad-Panch Ratra and the Shiva Purana. History says that that Lord Rama, hero of the Hindu epic, the Ramayana, took rest at Bandhavgarh on his way coming back to his home after defeating demon King Ravana of Lanka.