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Ajaigarh Fort

Ajaigarh and Kalinjar are two forts located at 80 kms and 100 kms respectively from Khajuraho. Ajaigarh is located in the Panna district and Kalinjar fort in the border between Uttar Pradesh and M.P. Ajaigarh Fort originally had five gates, but now has two gates, two temples and two rock-cut tanks inside it. Three ruined Jain temples built in Khajuraho style also have been traced in Ajaigarh fort.
There is plenty to explore in the fort, which makes it a treat for history lovers. Ajaigarh Fort originally had five gates, but now only two gates are survived. There are two temples and two rock-cut tanks present inside the fort. These tanks have been named as Ganga and Yamuna. Close to it is a ruined Chandela temple, dedicated to Raja Parmardi deva. Three ruined Jain temples built in Khajuraho style have been traced here. The fort walls have been constructed with large, dressed, stones and no visible mortar.
One has to climb 500 steep steps to reach the fort entrance. There are no signboards, maps, info sources, human habitation at the top. It is not a well-developed place so one needs to carry water and food.