Bathinda fort

Bathinda Fort is among the places to visit in India and wonder in India. Batinda fort was named after the Bhati Rajput kings, is one of the oldest cities in Punjab, India and the current administrative headquarters of Bathinda District. It is situated in north-western India in the Malwa Region of Punjab state of India. The first empress of India, Razia Sultan was imprisoned in the Qila Mubarak fort in Bathinda.

Bathinda Fort resembles a ship in a sea of sand have a magnificent Architecture. The bricks of the fort dates back to Kushana period when emperor Kanishka ruled over India. The fort was captured by Maharaj Ala Singh of Patiala in 1754. The fort houses a Gurudwara Sahib, built in memory of Guru Gobind Singh.
The Bathinda fort, which has stood since the period of Raja Deb (3rd century), one of the ancestors of Vinaipal is, an endangered structure now. The first woman ruler (1236 AD) of India, Razia Sultan, was imprisoned in this fort. It was the capital of the kingdom of Jaipal (1004). Mahmud Ghazni captured the town and laid it waste by his loot, arson and plunder. Patiala ruler Maharaja Karam Singh (1813-1834) renamed it Gobindgarh in memory of the visit of Guru Gobind Singh’s to the fort.

A relic of Bathinda 's past splendour is the Bathinda fort and legend credits it’s building to king Binapaul. It is undisputable larger than its counterparts at Lahore, Bathinda fort is built on an area of 15 acres with height of its walls being approximately 150 feet during those days, its geographical and strategic situation made Bathinda the gateway to Rajasthan and Genetic plains; which is true even today. The fort is about 39 metres high and consists of 38 burjas.