Attractions

Historic Site in Mahasthangarh

Bashor Ghar

Possibly the grandest of Mahasthangarh's historic sites, this lofty and multi-tiered red-brick pavilion dates back to around the 7th century, although it was excavated only about 80 years ago. Local legend describes…
Ruins in Mahasthangarh

Citadel

Running along the left of the road as you walk from Mahasthangarh town towards the museum, the Citadel – or what’s left of it – forms a rough rectangle covering more than 2 sq km. It was once surrounded on three sid…
Museum in Mahasthangarh

Mahasthangarh Museum

This small but well-maintained museum has a lively set of objects discovered in the antique-rich surroundings, and is a good place to familiarise yourself with local history. The highlights are the statues of Hindu …
Tomb in Mahasthangarh

Mazhar of Shah Sultan Balkhi

In the heart of Mahasthangarh town, near the bus stop, is the mausoleum of Shah Sultan Balkhi, a 14th-century Afghan warrior who – according to legend – came and defeated the Hindu king Parshuram and ruled the regio…
Ruins in Mahasthangarh

Govinda Bhita Hindu Temple

Opposite the Mahasthangarh Museum, the remains of a 6th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna overlook a picturesque bend in the river. The temple looks like a broken-down step pyramid and is another peacef…