Sabalgarh

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Sabalgarh
सबलगढ़
city
Sabalgarh is located in Madhya Pradesh
Sabalgarh
Sabalgarh
Sabalgarh is located in India
Sabalgarh
Sabalgarh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°15′N 77°24′E / 26.25°N 77.4°E / 26.25; 77.4Coordinates: 26°15′N 77°24′E / 26.25°N 77.4°E / 26.25; 77.4
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Morena
Founded by Sabla Singh
Government
 • MLA Meharban Singh Rawat
Elevation[1] 212 m (696 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 40,333
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 476229
Telephone code 07536
Vehicle registration MP06
Sex ratio 960 /

Sabalgarh is a municipality of the Morena district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

In English Sabal-Garh is "the strong fort". A fortress is situated on a large rock in the northeastern part of Sabalgarh, which may have contributed to the city's name. The foundation of the fort was laid by a Gurjar King, Sabala Singh of Baisla clan.[2] The surrounding town is also named Sabalgarh. The fortress fell into ruins and is known for stories of hauntings and ghosts. Many temples are there.

About 50 km from the town is Asia's largest siphon, built at the intersection of Kunu river and the Chambal right main canal. The Chambal river is 20 km away from town and is a habitat for Indian Dolphins.

Demographics[edit]

Sabalgarh has a population of 40,333, with 53% male and 47% female. Sabalgarh has an average literacy rate of 68%, lower than the national average of 74%. Male literacy was 74% while female literacy was 52%.[3] As measured in 2011, 14% of Sabalgarh's population was under six.

Scheduled Castes represent approximately 16.6% of the population, and Scheduled Tribes account for another 8.6%.

The 2011 census reported a total of 7,091 households. The area's total employed labor force was reported at 11,360. Of this number, 10,262 were categorized as regular laborers, with the remaining 1,098 categorized as irregular.

Places of interest[edit]

view of sabalgarh fort

Sabalgarh Fort : The fort is noteworthy among medieval age monuments. A ‘Bandh’ was built in the Scindia period behind the fort. Sabalgarh's foundation was laid by a Gujar named Sabla. The fort was constructed on a cliff by Gopal Singh Bainsla, the Raja of Karoli. Sikandar Lodhi sent an army to control this fort. The Marathas, in their campaign through northern India, retook the fort and returned control to the Raja of Karoli. In 1795 A.D., it was again taken from the Raja by Khande Rao, whose house stands there. Lord Vallejali Daulat Rao Scindia (1764-1837) lived in this fort during his regime. The fort was seized by the English in 1804. The area surrounding the fort was added to the kingdom of Scindia in 1809.[4]

Alakhiya Khoh : One of the most famous temples of Sabalgarh. It is dedicated to goddess Kaali Mata. It is an ancient temple, and every year for nine days a fair is organised on the occasion of Navratri.

Other Places :

  • Rani Ka Taal
  • Nawal Singh Ki Haweli
  • Amar Khoh
  • Nagar Devi Annapurana Maa Tmple
  • Atar Ghat
  • Alkhiya Kho
  • Jaipuriya Baag
  • Rest house
  • Tonga ka taal

Transport and connectivity[edit]

Railways[edit]

Sabalgarh is connected to Gwalior by a narrow gauge line. This railway is also known as "Gwalior Light Railways". The two-foot (610 mm) narrow gauge GLR is 199.8 kilometres (124.1 mi) long and runs from Gwalior to Sheopur Kalan in the Madhya Pradesh state. This line was started by Maharaja Madhav Roa II and completed in 1909. It is managed by the Central Railways department of Indian Railways. It is directly connected with Gwalior, Sheopur Kalan, Kailaras, Joura etc... In UPA government Ms. Mamata Banerjee (former railway minister) was announced Gwalior-Sheopur kalan gauge conversion with extension to Kota in 2010 railway budget but till date there is no any work on the ground. Most of the time it has seen in news paper that this project has been dropped by present NDA government. The thousands of people have angst and pain to hear this pathetic news in local or national news paper.

Roads[edit]

Sabalgarh is fairly well-connected to many cities of Madhya Pradesh by state highways. Daily buses are available for the Gwalior, Morena, Sheopur Kalan, Shivpuri, Jaipur and Delhi etc...

Distance from popular cities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Sabalgarh, India". 
  2. ^ [http://morena.nic.in/VisitingSabalgarh.html "The fort of Sabalgarh"
  3. ^ [1] Archived October 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ History of Sabalgarh. 5 September 2015 – via YouTube.