It was the sixth and last day of our holidays in Bhopal. We had already spent about one week in Bhopal and still it was hard to believe that the entire trip had come to an end. On the last day, I got up early in the morning and all five of us checked out from the hotel and headed towards the Raisen Fort. The Fort is one of the repositories in Bhopal that contains remains of few buildings, mosques and schools in Bhopal which were most probably built in the medieval period.
Don’t know whether the name of the district came from the Raisen Fort or the name of the fort came from Raisen district, but the term Raisen refers to a huge fort which was located on the top of a hill. The fort came into existence very long back in the year 1200 AD. The fort was under the ruling arm of Hindus in India, or more precisely the Rajputs. But later it was taken up by Nawabs of Bhopal in the year 1760.
Other than the name Raisen Fort, the architecture is also known as Hazrat Peer Fatehullah Shah Baba who was an acknowledged Muslim saint. The place is believed to be one of the most sacred places of Bhopal as people keep faith that their wishes get fulfilled in this pilgrim place. There are several caves which depict wall paintings drawn from the ancient period by the artisans. Apart from the Durgha, there are temples and palaces built adjacent to each other. The large water reservoirs, number of well decorated and painted walls and domes increase the value of the place to a much larger extent. There are about 40 wells located inside the fort itself which represents a very good water management methodology. The history of Raisen can be dated back to many centuries which unfold newer discoveries every time.
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A big hello to everyone here... I am 'the' Geeta Sharma, a young, vibrant, and fun-loving girl from Agra. As a kid, tall buildings always inspired me and now as I type, I myself have attained a master’s degree in Architecture and am working on several projects in and around my city. Whenever I feel taxed of my job, I find a way out in the nature, my second habitat for obvious reasons! Meditation, camping, and photography are activities for which Mother Nature inspires me! On my way back, I also make it a point to get my mind and body relaxed at nearby spa centres. That is about me and you will find much more in detail with regular blogs and updates from me. So stay tuned and sit tight for new experiences every day!