The hillock on which Dhar fort lies is at an elevation from ground level allowing its sentry and military forces a strategic advantage of over any invading forces. There sources used to construct this Fort is obtained from a small embankment comprising of black stone, red stone and solid murams. The principal entry way of the fortress stands facing the west. Dhar has always been the centre of significant and prominent military revolutions right since its inception. During mutiny resulting in the Great Sepoy Mutiny revolt of 1857, this fortress was the stronghold of Indian revolutionaries and as a display of their power held captive between the months of July and October. The Dhar fort complex holds many other artefacts of historic interest and importance such as the iconic ceremonial halls Kharbuja Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal.