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Kans Qila, Mathura Overview

Located on the banks of the serene Yamuna River, Kans Qila is an ancient fortress in Mathura dedicated to Kans - the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. Situated near the Krishna Ganga Ghat and Gau Ghat, the fort is a popular tourist spot and has been constructed as a fusion of Hindu- Muslim architecture. Kans ka Qila is in a dilapidated state due to negligence but is still thronged by tourists and alike.

The mighty fort, also, known as Purana Qila of Mathura, dates back to the period of Mahabharat and has strongly fortified walls. The Kans Qila was renovated in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh of Amber, and later, Raja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur ordered an observatory to be built. However, there is no sign of an observatory at the fort. The main highlight of the fortress, which is a blend of Hindu and Islamic styles, is the audience hall divided into three separate aisles.

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