Built atop an isolated rocky hill, the ancient Kalinjar Fort stands at a height of 1,203 ft above the sea level, overlooking the Bundelkhand plains. This fort is amongst the oldest forts in the country, and one of the eight forts built by the Chandela kings (10th to 13th centuries). There are stone carvings of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Shakti, Lord Bhairava, and Lord Ganesha on the walls of the fort, along with those of animals and birds. There is an ancient Shiva temple, known as the Neelkanth Temple (built by Parmardideva) that has a shivling, over which lies a natural water source that constantly drips water. The way to the shrine has inscriptions that also display carvings of Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman and Kala Bhairon. Another point of interest is the Sita Sej, a small cave with a bed and pillow made of rock, believed to have been used by hermits back in the day.

The fort is located in the Banda district of Uttar Pradesh, in the Vindhya mountain range, near the World Heritage Site of Khajuraho. According to legend, this is where Lord Shiva destroyed the time barrier, and it is believed that he is always present here.

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