Bhathinda Fort is conveniently located just 3-4 km from the bus stand and 2-3 km from the Bhatinda railway station in Punjab.
It is one of India’s oldest standing forts!
This ancient fort has seen its fair share of rulers and historical events, including the capture of the Empress of Delhi, Razia Sultan, after she was dethroned.
But don’t let its age fool you, still, the Bathinda Fort is towering 30 meters tall and unique architecture dating back to the 6th century. To truly appreciate the fort’s beauty, plan your visit between October and March when the weather is pleasant and the greenery is in full bloom.
But beware, summers in Bathinda can be scorching hot, and monsoon season can be unpredictable, so it’s best to avoid those months.
One of the highlights of the fort is the four cannons brought to India by Babbar, as well as the bricks dating back to the Kushana period under the rule of Emperor Kanishka. And did you know that this fort was originally built by Raja Dab during 90-110 AD as a defense against the invading Huns?
So pack a picnic, bring your camera, and get ready to delve into the rich history of Bathinda Fort.