Jalalgarh Fort

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Jalalgarh Fort
General information
StatusRuined (renovation announced)
Town or cityPurnia
OwnerIndian government

Jalalgarh Fort is an almost 300 years old ruined fort located at 20 km north of Purnia, Bihar, India. The fort was built by Saif Khan, the Faujdar of Purnea in 1722.[1][2][3]


The fort is a large quadrangular structure and has high walls which helped to protect the wall from Nepalese invasion.[2][4] The fort is an embodiment of the beauty of both Hindu and Islamic architecture.[5]


In January 2012, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced that Government of Bihar would be restoring and repairing this old fort. He ordered Purnia district authorities to do this restoration work.[2]


  1. ^ Oriental Geographer. Bangladesh Geographical Society. 1964. p. 121. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Bihar: Jalalgarh fort to be restored". Zee News. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Jalalgarh Fort, Purnia". Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Bihar directory". bih.nic.in. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Nitish visit draws tourists to forgotten fort". The Telegraph (Calcutta). Retrieved 26 December 2012.