The rapidly developing state of Bihar, has several number of things to do and also is a heaven for the culture enthusiasts. One must not forget that Bihar had been ome of the hotspots in the Indian history where several noteworthy incidents have taken place. You can be engrossed in yourself and the surroundings of the place as not many visit these places. So, with this in mind, we are going to tell you about some incredible forts near Patna you can explore with your family and friends.
1. Buxar Fort
Being on the most oldest forts near Patna which hints the place was inhabited from as long as 3rd century AD. You can also walk around without a lot of visitors and tourists and enjoy you own company. And as the fort is on the banks of river Ganga you can also spend some relaxed moments there.
2. Munger Fort
Munger fort is a formidable structure which dates back to the time of the Mamluk dynasty, which established the Delhi Sultanate. On one side is a 175-feet wide moat, whereas on the other is the Ganga River, crossable only via boats. To make matters worse for the enemy, the outer walls of the fort were made 12 feet thick, while the inner wall is further 4 feet thick! As if this wasn’t enough, the space between the two walls is filled with earth. Lal Darwaza, the main entrance of the fort, is a rather simple red and white structure with a small modern clock tower on top. The fortress is home to several tombs, the grand palace of Mughal prince, Shah Shuja, a temple and even the Bihar School of Yoga.
3. Deo Fort
Deo Fort is a fort situated in Aurangabad Bihar near the town of Deo. It was commanded by the rulers of Deo Raj who were Sisodia Rajputs who originated by Mewar. The fort is located next to the Deo Sun Temples and faces northwards.
4. Rohtasgarh Fort
Its exact year of construction is still a mystery but is said that is dates from 7th century AD but there’s no proof supportiny the same. An inscription dated AD 1223 suggests that the fort was under the Khayaravala dynasty; it was taken over by Sher Shah Suri in AD 1539. The fort is entered through Hathiya Pol, a gateway with sculptures of elephants inside carved niches. Takhte Badshahi, the residence of Raja Man Singh of Amer. Apart from the palace, Ganesh Temple, Jama Masjid, Rohtasan Temple and Hanging House, which faces a 1500-feet deep moat (khai), are worth exploring and most notable structures there.
5. Shergarh Fort
Shergarh Fort (also known as Qila Shergarh, Bhurkuda Fort) is a ruined fort in Sasaram (12 km from Chenari) of Bihar. It is a hill fort on a Plateau about 800 feet in height and was fortified by Emperor Sher Shah Suri. The fort is in dense forest which makes access difficult for people who are at the bottom of the plateau. The plateau lies at the bank of the Durgavati River.