About City

Guna

Guna was a part of erstwhile Gwalior State during pre-independence period. It was not considered expedient to locate the district headquarters at Guna, because of its being the British Cantonment. The old name of the district was Issagarh. In 1909 some districts were reorganised. As a result of this the headquarters of Issagarh district were shifted from Issagarh to Bajranggarh then a tahsil place. However Guna was made the headquarters of the district on November 5, 1922, as it was more suited than Bajranggarh in respect of basic infra-structural facilities. The Agra-Bombay road passing through Guna had already been there and the Midland Railway constructed the railway line passing Guna in 1897.

The most prestigeous industrial establishment of the region, the National Fertilizers Ltd. Vijaypur near Guna has made rapid strides in recent years. It has placed Guna prominently on the industrial map of the country. A broadcasting station of All India Radio was opened at Guna on 10th April 1993.

Guna Railway Station –

1899 Bina to Rajasthan railway line work was completed and train is running on the track, later it is extended to Kota . Railway officials said till then no british rail company was in existence. Most of the railway tracks were done by Royals and Emperors . This railway line was made by Scindia Sstate. After 114 years this line was getting double track . Gwalior – Shivpuri narrow gauge line was made by Scindia State on which small trains are also running, by past years it was removed. Its residues are also seen while passing from AB road. It was interesting combination that in 90’s that with respect to Narrow gauge a parallel broad gauge line work will start between Guna and Itawaha which was the dream project of late Mr. Madhav Rao Scindia who were the Railway Minister at that time

Tourism

Gopi Sagar Dam


Bajrang Garh

Bajrangarh Fort(also known as Jharkon) is located in Bajrangarh village of Guna District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It was built by the Yadav (Ahir) King Jai Narayan of Nandvanshi Branch in 1600AD. The Bajrangarh fort lies at an altitude of around 92.3 metres (303 ft) and is in ruins.[3] The fort has been a symbol of Yadav rulers of Gagron State.

The fort is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Guna on Guna to Aron road on the bank of Chapet river around 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south-west of Guna city. It spreads over 72 bighas of land on a high hill.

Nandvanshi Yadavs ruled this fort till the 17th century, after which the Rajputs started continuous attacks on the fort, after failing thrice, in the fourth time the Rajputs together with the Mughals defeated the Yadavs and took control of the fort.

During the reign of Raja Jai Singh, Daulatrao Scindia sent his General John Baptiste to attack the fort in 1816 A.D and Raja Jai Singh was defeated and the fort was destroyed.

The Bajrangarh fort had four gates in four directions. Inside the fort, Moti Mahal, Rangmahal, Ram Mandir, and Bajrang Mandir are still intact.

There is a big step well inside the complex that was used for storing drinking water for the horses. The fort also has an ancient temple which is frequented by local inhabitants.


Hanuman Tekri

Hanuman tekri mandir is located almost 5 kilometer from the district head quarter in Guna. On high hills there is ancient temple of hanuman statue is placed facing the south direction. This place of Tekri sarkar was prior to seventh century and the center of Tapobhumi for sadhu sants.

Gader Caves