Lohagarh Fort

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  • Lohagarh Fort (Iron fort) is situated at Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India.
  • It was constructed by Bharatpur Jat rulers.
  • Maharaja Suraj Mal used all his power and wealth to a good cause, and built numerous forts and palaces across his kingdom, one of them being the Lohagarh Fort (Iron fort), which was one of the strongest ever built in Indian history.
  • The inaccessible Lohagarh fort could withstand repeated attacks of British forces led by Lord Lake in 1805 when they laid siege for over six weeks.
  • Of the two gates in the fort, one in the north is known as Ashtdhaatu (eight metalled) gate while the one facing the south is called Chowburja (four-pillared) gate.
  • The Gateway has paintings of huge elephants.

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