The Mandav Gadh for was built in 1842 by the Nawab of
Junagadh, and gifted to the Kathi warrior chieftain, Bapu Hasur Wala, with
the fiefdom of 6 villages, at the request of the British administrators.
The fort covers 5,000-sq-yards, and is entered by any of the 3 arch gates,
large enough for elephants, leading to 3 separate courtyards.
The interiors are decorated with brass utensils, beadwork textiles, embroideries and the handicrafts of the region. The fort is offered to investors and hoteliers on lease, with 20 acres of adjoining land if required (correspondence with sun castle. Sunrise park, Drive in road, Ahmedabad).
It is 12-km from the Piyava Check-Post Of Gir National Park and wildlife sanctuary, with it's population of the last Asiatic lions in the world, Panther, Deer, Antelopes, Peafowl and extensive birdlife, 45 minutes drive from historic Junagadh, with its impressive fort, Ashoka's 250 BC rock eddicts, Buddhist relics museums and palaces and the temple covered Girnar peak and 10 minutes form the Pilgri spot of Satadar. It is also the staging post for visitors to the tourist attractions Tulsishyam, Diu and Verabval.