Ambagarh Fort

AMBAGARH FORT

A 12th century Gond Fort, now in ruins, is surrounded by dense forests. One of the historic sites of the destination, the fort has witnessed many wars after which it came under the possession of Raja Raghuji Bhonsle, a king of Nagpur, who later used it as prison for slaves. Later, the fort was taken over by the British, who ruled it until India got independence. It is believed that when the prisoners were sent to the fort, they were forced to drink the water of the inner well, which was poisonous. Located nearby is Gaimukh which is home to a Shiva shrine dating back to the 9th century.

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