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About Kansa Qila

On the banks of River Yamuna are the ruins of Kansa Qila, believed to be the cruel King Kansa's fort. The present structure, however, was built by Raja Man Singh in the 16th Century and later an observatory was added in the complex by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. The architecture of the place shows a blend of Hindu-Muslim artistry. In earlier times, this fort was considered to be a barrier against floods as it is located on the northern bank of River Yamuna. The form is maintained by the State Archaeology Department.


On the northern bank of River Yamuna in Mathura


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