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Mahendragarh is an ancient town in the Mahendragarh District of Haryana. Its earlier name was Kanaud, called after the Kanaudia group of Brahmins, who were dominant in the town at that time. The present name of the town is derived from a fort located here. Mahendragarh is 165 km southwest of New Delhi.

The city was founded by Malik Mahmud Khan, a servant of Babur. At that time, the town has had settlements but mainly constituted of Kanaudia Brahmins. Briefly the city came under the rule of the Thakur of Jaipur, but was quickly reclaimed by the Mughals led by Nawab Najaf Quli Khan, the great minister of Delhi Court under Shah Alam. Later the city changed hands with Marathas and Scindiaís before the British wrested control of it in the 18th century.

Places of tourist interest in and around the city include Jal Mahal, Chor Gumbad, tomb of Shah Wilayat, Birbal Ka Chhatta, Mausoleum of Ibrahim Khan and tripolia of Shah Quli Khan.

Mahendragarh has a small railway station on the Rewari- Loharu rail line. The place is also well linked by a good network of roads. Regular buses are available to Narnaul, Rewari, Charkhi Dadri, New Delhi and Chandigarh.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Mahendragarh
Location: Mahendragarh    

Bus Stations (3) Temples (2)
Forts (2) Trains and Railway Stations (1)


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