The Hinglaj Fort is an ancient fort situated near village Navali in Bhanpura tehsil, 165km from Mandsaur town and 12km from Bhanpura town in Madhya Pradesh. This fort has been at its peak of grandeur during the Parmara rule. There are many artistic sculptures of various periods in this fort.
Yashwant Rao Holkar’s Chhatri
Though more recent, Yashwant Rao Holkar’s Chhatri, located in Bhanpura, took 30 years to complete and was designed to look like a temple. Built by his wife, Maharani Tulsibai, the memorial stands on a solid plinth over 2 m high. It has a square mandapa, where the ceiling is embellished with intricate sculptures. The compound walls have pillared cloisters, which have now been converted into a museum by the Archaeological Survey of India. The open-air Bhanpura Museum houses invaluable sculptures, mainly from the nearby fortress of Hinglajgarh.
When to go:
Weather wise, the best time to visit Madhya Pradesh is from October till March as the climate remains cool.
By air: Indore Airport is the nearest active airport with many connections to major Indian cities. From there, one would have to travel to Mandsaur via Betma and Ratlam (total distance 226 kms.). Bhanpura is another 84 kms away.
By train: Bhawani Mandi Railway station is the closest at a distance of 13km. It is connected to Kota, Chennai, Mysore, Jaipur, Hyderabad and many other cities. There are many buses that run from the station to Bhanpura, Private vehicles can also be hired.
Accommodation: There are eight small townships (numbered 1-8) around the Govind Sagar Dam, each of which has its own rest-house, and visitors may get permission to stay here from the Chambal Valley Project authorities.
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