Another Invaluable Heritage Resource Unfortunately Unprotected . . .

Name                      Mangal Garh
Type               Fort
Location                In Charkhari town, 31 kms from Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh
Past Usage            Fort
Present Usage     Used by Ministry of Defence
Ownership            Government
Protection             Unprotected
History/Significance Built by the Rajput rulers of Bundelkhand, towers majestically above the town. More than 250 years old.
Threat Neglect and lack of maintenance
Remark Picturesque Charkhari which was a culturally rich princely state before Independence has been referred to as the ‘Kashmir of Bundelkhand’ and a ‘Mini Vrindavan’. A number of temples and water bodies dot the landscape of the town.

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  1. Pl. add saome hist. background & access details for tourists. Also think how we can force A.S.I/ state Arch. Deptt. to iniitiate some action to put up signage and adopt P.P.P mode to protect at least such neglected monuments.

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