Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
|• MLA||Baijnath Kushwah|
|Elevation||212 m (696 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Sex ratio||960 ♂/♀|
Sabalgarh is a municipality in Morena district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
In English, Sabal- translates to "strong", while -garh means "fort". The Sabalgarh Fort is situated on a large rock in northeastern Sabalgarh, which may have contributed to the city's name. The fortress fell into ruins and is known for stories of hauntings and ghosts. Many Hindu temples are inside the fort campus, which was destroyed by local Muslims.
About 50 km from the town is Asia's largest siphon, built at the intersection of the Kunu River and the Chambal Right Main canal. The Chambal River is 20 km from town and is a habitat for Indian Dolphins.
Sabalgarh has a population of 40,333, with 53% male and 47% female. Sabalgarh has an average literacy rate of 68%, lower than the national average of 74%. Male literacy was 74% while female literacy was 52%. As measured in 2011, 14% of Sabalgarh's population was under six.
Scheduled Castes represent approximately 16.6% of the population, and Scheduled Tribes account for another 8.6%.
The 2011 census reported a total of 7,091 households. The area's total employed labor force was reported at 11,360. Of this number, 10,262 were categorized as regular laborers, with the remaining 1,098 categorized as irregular.
Sabalgarh Fort : The fort is noteworthy among medieval age monuments. A ‘Bandh’ was built in the Scindia period behind the fort. The fort was constructed on a cliff by Gopal Singh, the Raja of Karoli. Sikandar Lodhi sent an army to control this fort. The Marathas, in their campaign through northern India, retook the fort and returned control to the Raja of Karoli. In 1795 A.D., it was again taken from the Raja by Khande Rao, whose house stands there. Lord Vallejali Daulat Rao Scindia (1764–1837) lived in this fort during his regime. The fort was seized by the English in 1804. The area surrounding the fort was added to the kingdom of Scindia in 1809.
Alakhiya Khoh : One of the most famous temples of Sabalgarh. It is dedicated to goddess Kaali Mata. It is an ancient temple, and every year for nine days a fair is organised on the occasion of Navratri.
Agni Missile Development Plant: The chief secretary of state chief minister office has said that In August 2017 the D.R.D.O. New Delhi team has visit the town and confirmed the establishment of the plant of AGNI MISSILE in Sabalgarh and the government has already allotted 1500 hectare land for this project.
Rau Ghaat : A wonderful Tourist attraction Within Sabalagrh.
Other Places :
Sabalgarh is connected to Gwalior by a narrow gauge line. This railway is also known as "Gwalior Light Railways". The two-foot (610 mm) narrow gauge GLR is 199.8 kilometres (124.1 mi) long and runs from Gwalior to Sheopur Kalan in the Madhya Pradesh state. This line was started by Maharaja Madhav Roa II and completed in 1909. It is managed by the Central Railways department of Indian Railways. It is directly connected with Gwalior, Sheopur Kalan, Kailaras, Joura etc... In UPA government Ms. Mamata Banerjee (former railway minister) was announced Gwalior-Sheopur kalan gauge conversion with extension to Kota in 2010 railway budget but till date there is no any work on the ground. Current NDA Government has taken keen interest in revival of this project which was laying dormant in government files, under the UPA regime.
Sabalgarh is fairly well-connected to many cities of Madhya Pradesh by state highways. Daily buses are available to cities including Gwalior, Morena, Sheopur (Shivpur), Shivpuri, Jaipur, Kota, Agra, Mathura and Delhi.
The nearest airport is located in Gwalior, about 120 kilometers from Sabalgarh. Daily flights are available to New Delhi and many more cities from Gwalior Airport.