Ater Fort - Bhind

Madhya Pradesh Forts


Ater fort in Bhind lies in Madhya Pradesh state, close to Uttar Pradesh border. It lies in 100 kms north- east of Gwalior city. This fort was built by Bhadauria rulers Badan Singh, Maha Singh and Bakhat Singh in between 1664 to 1668 AD. Derived from the name of Bhadauria rulers, this area was known by the name as Badhwar. This fort is located in the ravines of Chambal, close to Chambal river. It is just 35 km from Bhind town. Tourists visiting Chambal Gharial Sanctuary or Chambal river bank for birding, often goes to visit this hill top fort.


For visiting this magnificent historical treasure of Bhind region, we should must know what are the possible ways through which normal visitors can reach Ater fort in Madhya Pradesh. Here we have arranged information on how to reach this fort by road, train and flight options.

Reaching Ater Fort by Air :-

As mentioned Ater fort is 100 kms north-east of Gwalior city thus Gwalior airport is the best flight connectivity option to visit this fort. Flight connectivity of Gwalior is very good thus one can easily travel Delhi or Mumbai or Kolkata to explore this architectural attraction. Further journey from Gwalior is possible by our tourist cabs. We operate excursion tours for Ater fort.
(in Kms)
Gwalior to Ater Fort 100
Bhind to Ater Fort 35
Agra to Ater Fort 105
Bharatpur to Ater Fort 160
Dholpur to Ater Fort 120
Shivpuri to Ater Fort 220

Reaching Ater Fort by Train/ Railways

For visiting Ater fort site by train journey, nearest railway station option is Bhind railway station. It lies on Gwalior - Agra train route thus all important trains traveling from South India to Delhi or Central India to Delhi, passes through this station. Only matter is to check their stoppage. Due to small railway station, it is possible that some trains will not have stoppage here. In such condition, tourists may consider Agra Cantt station or Gwalior station as the point to reach by train and do further journey by cab option.

Reaching Ater Fort by Bus / Cab

Ater fort is located on north-east of Gwalior and south-east of Agra city. One can travel by road from these city. Even if somebody is coming from Lucknow or Kanpur city, can easily visit this fort.


As mentioned, Ater fort is a medium sized historical fort on ravines of Chambal. It is located near by Chambal river, close to Bhind town. This regionis popular for Chambal gharial sanctuary and birdwatching thus majority of tourists visiting Chambal gharial sanctuary opts to visit Ater fort. For heritage tourism lovers, visiting Agra or Gwalior city, can easily explore this ancient fort to see this region, its architectural work, popular spots inside fort complex etc. This fort was of Bhadauria rulers thus visit to this place will take us to the era of Bhadauria kingdom and reveal many information of that kingdom.


As we know that Ater fort is located in ravines of Chambal thus it is a dry or arid region in which land is not fertile and rainfall is also below average. Due to arid region, we can't expect green lands or agricultural fields in surrounding region but dry ravines with uneven heights, dry deciduous thorny vegetation, Here summer season prevails from March to July month. From July to October, we can expect monsoon season and from November to February, we can expect winter season. Within a year, we can experience more summer and winter season where as effect of monsoon reason is very marginal. 


Best time to visit Ater fort is winter season i.e. from November to February month. Ater fort is not a popular tourist site thus its main visitors are tourists of Gwalior and Agra. Thus according to tourism season of Agra and Gwalior, tourism of Ater fort is decided. Winter is best time to visit this site due to good birding in this region, migratory birds arrives and favorable climatic condition for walking, trekking and boating.


Bhind is a small town thus here we can't expect good accommodation facility. Tourists visiting Ater fort, mostly prefers to stay at Gwalior hotels. Gwalior is the nearest airport with professional hotels in different budget category thus it is best place for stay and visit Ater fort as excursion tour.


After visiting Ater fort, we can plan to visit near by sites like Mitavali, Padavali, Chousat Yogini temple, Bateshwar group of temples etc.

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