Bijai Garh Fort is located at Bayana in Bharatpur District in Rajasthan.
The Fort is just 25 km away from the nearest city of Hindaun. This magnificent fort was built in 1040 CE by the Jadon Rajput King, Bijai Pal, and it’s said that the great Babur himself considered it one of the most famous forts in India.
As you enter the fort, you’ll be greeted by stunning red stone pillars bearing an inscription of Vishnuvardhan, a feudatory of Samudragupta. The fort also houses several ancient temples, including the Vijay Mandirghad. According to history, this enormous fort was built by the brave Maharaja Vijayapala in Bayana and has been damaged by the rule of the Mughals multiple times throughout history.
The best time to visit the Bijai Garh Fort is during the rain and winter seasons, when the fort comes to life with its rich history and stunning architecture. But did you know that the fort is not just any ordinary fort? It’s believed to be built in the Treta Yuga by the demon king Banasur and is mentioned in ancient texts like the Bhagavat Purana and Vedas. Despite its significance, the fort is often overlooked by the Archeological Survey of India and deserves more attention and care as it’s one of the oldest forts in the world, dating back to the 4th century.
As you make your way to Bayana, be sure to stop by the Talaqani Masjid, a beautiful mosque located on the way to the fort. And if you’re a history buff, you’ll love this fun fact: in 1527 AD, Bayana Fort Vijaymandirgarh was said to be the city of Banasur in mythology.