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Fort Of Kansa In Mathura – Kansa Qila

Fort of Kansa in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, is popularly known as Kansa Qila. This is the place from where the demon king Kansa, ruled Mathura and harassed Sri Krishna and his parents. The fort, which is in ruins today, was built by Raja Mansingh of Jaipur on the exact location where Kansa, uncle of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, had built his palace. An observatory was built here later by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of Ajmer, who was very fond of astronomy.

Fort of Kansa Mathura In Olden Times 

Abandoned and Neglected Fort Of Kansa

Fort of Kansa in Mathura is on a small hillock and not very easily accessible by road. One has to drive halfway up the hillock and then walk the rest of the way on narrow dusty path to reach the fort.

The entire fort is in ruins. The fort has an audience hall surrounded by red sandstone pillars.