Fort Madhogarh is situated in Madhogarh Village which is about
42 km away from Jaipur off the Jaipur - Agra highway (NH 11).
Madhogarh is a typical small Rajasthani town; even today
communities of carpenters, cobblers, carpet makers,
potters,etc. can be seen playing their trade in the centuries
old traditional way. The town is dominated by the charming
Madhogarh Fort located on an elephant back shaped hill.
Situated at the foothills of the Aravali ranges, Madhogarh is
a small village in Rajasthan state of India, which is famous
for its beautiful old havelis.
Fort Madhogarh was constructed by Madho Singh Ji nearly 400
years ago and it was renovated and converted into heritage
hotel by Thakur Bhawani Singh Ji in July 2000.
The Madhogarh fort entered the history books when Maharaja
Sawai Pratap Singh Ji choose to make this fort his
headquarters in his battle against the Marathas. The decisive
battle between the Rajputs and the Marathas was fought in the
plains of Tunga, just about 1 Km from Madhogarh, on 28th July
1787. The battle started at 9 am and lasted till about one
hour after sunset. The combined Rajput army of Jaipur and
Jodhpur was about 50,000 string while the Maratha army was
larger, with about 80,000 solders. The Maratha army also had a
professionally trained battalion under the command of the
famous Maratha general, Mahadaji Scindia, was forced to
abandon the battle field and leave at night. The casualties
numbered in thousand. Even today in some fields in Tunga
pieces of rusted equipment and human bones are found.
The Present owner, Thakur Bhawani Singh, the fourth generation
directed descendent of Thakur Pratap Singhji, has now
modernize the Madhogarh Fort and converted into a family run
heritage hotel. Guests can now experience the famous Rajput
hospitality and relive the glory of a bygone age.