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Kalinjar Fort

Kalinjar Fort



Kalinjar is a fortress-city in the Bundelkhand region of central India. Kalinjar fort is located in Banda District of Uttar Pradesh state, near the temple-city and World Heritage Site of Khajuraho. The Kalinjar fort was strategically built on an isolated rocky hill at the end of Vindhya range. The fortress contains several temples dating as far back as the Gupta dynasty of the 3rd-5th centuries.
Kalinjar fort and its history abound with numerous battles and invasions. Hindu princes of different dynasties as well as the Muslim rulers fought hard to conquer it and the fort continued to pass from one ruler to another. But, except the Mughals, no other ruler could reign over it for long.

Kalinjar fort main attractions:
The fort has many temples around it dating as far back as the Gupta dynasty of the 3rd - 5th centuries. The natural splendor of the surroundings makes it an ideal place for penance and meditation and, surprisingly, a strange mystique still pervades all over the hill.

Best time to visit Kalinjar fort:
The months of November to February are the best months to visit the Kalinjar fort as the weather is pleasant and the scenic beauty is awesome.

Kalinjar fort timings:
The Kalinjar fort is open to people throughout the week from 10 am to 4 pm. For Indians, the entrance fee is Rs. 25 and for foreign nationalities, Rs. 300.

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • Visitor shall be required to show an original photo identity proof at the entry to the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
  • This monument is a Non Smoking zone.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Refund policy later for any transaction is not permitted as per the guidelines of the Archaeological Survey Of India so refund for any transaction under any circumstances won`t be possible.