At the gate of this imposing fortress there is a descriptive board which says: On a hill previously known as Dharagiri, a fort was built by Delhi Sultan Muhammed bin Tuglakh in 1344 while returning from the south. It has three gates. The outer wall is made of red sandstone. The third gate was built in the reign of Aurangzeb. Some construction was also done in the Fort in the 15th and 16th centuries in the Mughal and Maratha periods.
During the Mutiny, rebels occupied the fort but were forced to leave as the British Army fired at it continuously for six days. Nowadays, the local Police are a major presence in the fort. That, however, should not deter visitors from walking around the only group of buildings in the fort that is of significant interest.