The Bhatner fortress is at Hanumangarh in Rajasthan, India, around 419 km northwest of Jaipur along the old Multan-Delhi course and 230 km north-east of Bikaner. The old name of Hanumangarh was Bhatner, which signifies "stronghold of the Bhatti Rajputs". Believed to be 1700 years of age, it is thought to be one of the most seasoned posts of India. The old fortification arranged on the bank of stream ghaggar was worked in 253 by Bhupat, child of ruler Bhati of Jaisalmer.
It is said that in the wake of losing the fight against the Sultan of Ghazni, King Bhupat took shield in the wilderness around the Ghaggar River. There he built a sheltered palace for himself which came to be known as Bhatner. The whole fortress is worked of blocks, covering a region of 52 bighas. It is in the state of a parallelogram, with twelve bastions on each side. Painted Gray Ware and Rang-Mahal Ware have been found in wells arranged along the wall.
In the center of the thirteenth century AD, Sher Shah Suri, a cousin or nephew of Balban, was representative in these parts of the nation. He is said to have done repairs to the fortifications of Bhatinda and Bhatner. Sher khan's sepulture is still there in bhatner fortress. In 1391, Bhatner was wrested by Timur by crushing bhati ruler Rao Doolchand. A specify has been made in "Tuzuk-e-Timuri" about this fortress and he expressed this stronghold one of the most grounded and anchored post of India.