Survaya Garhi

Survaya Garhi

Survaya Garhi is about 20 kms from main Shivpuri Town on Jhansi Road and lies in between Survaya Village. From outside the place looks like a fortress. The place has 3 temples and a huge Auditorium. It is said that this place was a boarding school and was also used by saints for meditation. The Auditorium is a double story complex with an underground water source. Two temples now do not have and deity or idol in it, but one temple still has Shivlingam in it. The architecture in the temples is very beautiful. But the temple is complete ruined. Survaya ki Garhi (Archaeological Site) 10th century. Sheopur. SurwayaGadhi, also known as Surwaya Fort, is a historical fort located in the Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The fort is situated on top of a hill and offers scenic views of the surrounding landscape.


The history of SurwayaGadhi can be traced back to the 15th century when it was built by the Gond dynasty, a prominent tribal kingdom in central India. The fort was strategically located near the border of the Gond and Maratha territories and played an important role in the political and military history of the region.During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Gond dynasty faced numerous invasions and conflicts from the neighboring kingdoms, including the Mughal Empire. In the late 17th century, the Maratha Empire under the leadership of the legendary warrior king Shivaji Maharaj, began expanding their territories and eventually captured SurwayaGadhi from the Gonds.The Marathas held on to the fort for a considerable period and used it as a strategic military outpost to control the surrounding areas. In the 18th century, the British East India Company began to establish their presence in India, and SurwayaGadhi came under their control.The fort played a significant role in the Anglo-Maratha Wars, which were a series of conflicts fought between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The fort was used as a base by the British forces during these wars, and it helped them to gain control over the region.Today, SurwayaGadhi is a popular tourist destination and is known for its historical and cultural significance. The fort has several ancient temples and structures within its walls, including a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess Durga. The fort is also a popular spot for trekking and hiking, as visitors can enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding hills and valleys.In recent years, efforts have been made to preserve and restore the fort, and it has been designated as a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey of India. The fort serves as a reminder of the rich history and cultural heritage of the region and attracts visitors from all over India and the world.


Among the treasure, the architecture pattern owes itself to the Kachchaphaghta style of early medieval India where theme of music, dance and demi-gods is visible in the gorgeous sculptures. The temples here are not huge, but the exquisite sculptures & carvings on the temples are breath-taking. Sculpture of Lord Ganesh is depicted on the column of the wall.Amongst the many stone carved sculptures in the temples, a particularly striking one is that of Lord Vishnu on his Vahana Garuda. The roof here is carved in into floral patterns. The pillars here stand out, having the most beautiful architecture of stone carved sculptures!


Visitors can visit the place anytime of the day, there are no entry fees charged to visit the Survaya Garhi.

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Best Time to Visit

The fort or structure can be visited round the year and anytime of the day.

How to Reach
  • By Air: The nearest airport with regular flights is Gwalior Airport (Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia Airport) located in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. From Gwalior Airport, you can hire a taxi or use public transportation to reach Surrwaya Gadhi via Jhansi Road. The distance from Gwalior Airport to Surrwaya Gadhi is approximately 150 kilometers, and the travel time by road may vary depending on traffic conditions.
  • By Water: Since Surrwaya Gadhi is an inland location, there are no direct water routes available to reach there.
  • By Road: The most convenient way to reach Surrwaya Gadhi is by road. Follow these directions: Start from the main Shivpuri Town on Jhansi Road. Head south on Jhansi Road, following the signs towards Survaya Village. Drive approximately 20 kilometers from Shivpuri Town along Jhansi Road until you reach the vicinity of Survaya Village.
Survaya Garhi

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Where is Survaya Garhi located?

The Survaya Garhi is located on a hill a few kilometres away from the town of Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh.

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