Shergarh Fort

Shergarh Fort
Vital Information for Visitors

Shergarh Fort, National Highway No-2, Dholpur, Rajasthan

Open & Close:

Open on all days - Sunrise to sunset

Entry Fees:



Approx 30 minutes

Built By:

King Maldev

Famous for:

Hanuman statue & temple

Maintained By:


Shergarh Fort, now in ruins, is said to be more than 3,000 years old. It is located to the south of the city, next to the Chambal River. As per historical records, this fort was first built by King Maldev in 1532. Sher Shah attacked and captured it. It had, then, been rechristened after Sher Shah Sur who restored the fort in 1540 AD to protect the Afghan kingdom from the onslaughts the Mewar in mid 16th century on the western frontier. It served as a strong and strategically located defense measure. Shergarh Fort was in use until the beginning of 20th century. The fort is embellished with enchanting images, beautifully carved sculptures of Hindu gods and delicate Jain motifs. Shergarh Fort has four gates but the frequently used gate was on the eastern side. It houses a Hanuman Temple, several palaces, courtyards, a tomb and several other structures in ruined form. The Shergarh Fort in Dholpur is one of historically and archaeologically important forts of Rajasthan. It’s upkeep is in the hands of the government. No ticket is required to visit this fort.

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