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26 Forts to explore in Maharashtra

Maharashtra

Maharashtra is the wealthiest state by all major economic parameters and also the most industrialized state in India. Maharashtra is well known for its culture, history, architect, food, and art.

Ausa Fort
Ausa FortKhandal Galli, Sambhaji Nagar, Sambhaji Nagar, Ausa, Maharashtra 413520, India

Ausa fort in Latur district is one such fort that has a blurred history of itself. Ausa Fort’s prominence came to light during the fights between the Deccan Sultanates after the Bahamani Era. The Fort had been named 13 different names, but the name Ausa was the last one that it is now known by. The fort is located in a depressed ground level, and the highest point of the fort looks over the surrounding higher ground level.

Daulatabad fort
Daulatabad fortTalesaman, Maharashtra 431002, India

Daulatabad Fort is an ancient fortification that rises formidably from the midst of verdant greenery. Often hailed as one of the 'seven wonders of Maharashtra', this architectural marvel is believed to have been built in the 12th century. Also known as Devgiri fort

Fort of Kharda
Fort of KhardaMH SH 157, Maharashtra 413204, India

This is a historical fort in Kharda, which commemorates the Battle of Kharda. A huge fort with architectural wonders and a lot of history to say.

Gagan Gad, Gaganbawada
Gagan Gad, GaganbawadaSH 115, Maharashtra 416101, India

Gagangad is a fort situated in Gaganbawada tehsil of Kolhapur district. It was built in 1190. The surroundings of Gagangad offers you the most scenic views of mighty mountain ranges of Western Ghats. Each season the view will be different and magnificent. The misty mountains and lush green hills of Gaganbawada are treated to the eyes.

Gawilgad Fort
Gawilgad FortGawilghur Fort, Chikhaldara, Lawada, Maharashtra 444717, India

Gawilgad Fort was a well-fortified mountain stronghold of the Maratha Empire in the vicinity of Melgajt tiger reserve.The fort has several inscriptions in Persian recording the date of building of each of its seven gates. It has two water tanks which would have been the main water source in case the fort was besieged.

Harishchandragad
HarishchandragadHarishchandragad, Maharashtra 421401

This is a hill fort located in the Ahmednagar district and it has played a major role in guarding and controlling the surroundig region. The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here

Kala Ghoda
Kala GhodaKala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India

Kala Ghoda is a crescent-shaped art district in Downtown Mumbai. It has many of the city's heritage buildings, and is full of museums, art galleries and educational institutions

Kolaba Fort
Kolaba FortAlibag, Maharashtra 402201, India

Kolaba fort is an old militory fortification in India. It is a popular tourist destination and a protected monument. It is a 300-year old fort which was once chief naval stations during the reign of Shivaji Maharaj in Maharashtra. This isolated military fortification located amidst the Arabian sea is a spectacular sight.

Laling Fort
Laling FortDhule, Maharashtra 424006, India

Laling Killa is a small citadel located in the cutting-edge Dhule district of Maharashtra state in India. The citadel is located on top of Laling hill about 9.65 km south of Dhule metropolis. It turned into one of the crucial forts in the Khandesh place at some point of the time of the Faruqi Kings.

Mahur Fort
Mahur FortMahurgad, Maharashtra 431721, India

This is an ancient fort located in the Nanded district. Located in the vicinity of the Mahur village. the fort stands in a hill and the whole Mahur village can be seen from here.

Malang Gad hill fort
Malang Gad hill fortTrail - Steps to Haji Malang, Wadi, Maharashtra 421306, India

Malang Gad hill fort is a hill fort located in the Matheran Hill Range built by the King Naladev of the Maurya Dynasty in the seventh century. The fort was home to a Nathpanthi Saint named “Machhindranath” during this period.

Manikgad Fort
Manikgad FortGherakilla Manikgad, Maharashtra 410220, India

This is an ancient fort in Chandrapur. It is a hill fort 507 metres above sea level built by the Naga kings in 9 CE. The fort is in ruins and is frequented by wild animals that live in the vicinity.

Naldurg Fort
Naldurg FortNaldurg, Maharashtra 413602, India

The fort which is an interesting place has enclosed a surface of a knoll or plantain of basalt rock which is jutted out into the valley or raving of the small river Bori. Along the rest of the cliff on three sides ran fortifications. bastion firmly built out have deseed basalt and are large enough to carry heavy guns. The entire circumference is about a mile and a half.

Narnala Fort
Narnala FortNarnala Fort, Shahanur, Maharashtra 444101, India

also known as “Shahnur Fort”, is a hill fortress in Maharashtra, India, named after the Rajput Ruler Narnala Singh. The name Narnala was given after the Rajput Ruler Narnal Singh or Narnal Swami. The fort was built in 10 A.D. by Gond Kings. In 15th Century Mughals have occupied and rebuild the fort and hence it has been called Shahnoor Fort.

Panhala Fort
Panhala FortPanhala Fort, Panhala, Maharashtra 416201, India

Panhala Fort, one of the recognised forts of Maharashtra is also known as Panhalgad. The fort speaks of the ancient Indian heritage and also of the grand reign of Shivaji Maharaj here. The fort is strategically placed where it can help to keep a vigilance over the pass in Sahyadri mountain ranges.

Pratapgad Fort
Pratapgad FortPoladpur Mahabaleshwar Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412806, India

This is a large fort located in Satara district. Significant as the site of the Battle of Pratapgad. The fort is now a popular tourist destination. This fort is built on a spur which overlooks the road between the villages of Par and Kinesvar.

Raigad Fort
Raigad FortRaigad, Maharashtra 402305, India

The Raigad Fort is one of the major spots of tourism in Maharashtra. It is a hill fort that is based in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. Chhatrapati Shivaji has made this fort the capital of his empire in the year 1674. The fort is situated at 2700ft above the sea level. It is located in the Shayadri mountain range. There is a long stretch of nearly 1450 steps that leads to the fort.

Ratangad
RatangadRatangad, Maharashtra 421601

Ratanggad is a fort in Ratan Wadi, overlooking the locale of Bhandardhara. The fort is about 400 years old. This fort is often covered with flowering plants in November. Ratangad is also called Jewels of the Fort.

Shaniwar Wada
Shaniwar WadaShaniwar Peth, Pune, Maharashtra 411030, India

Shaniwarwada, once the seat of the Peshwa governance in Pune is a 286-year-old mansion and is one of the finest examples of architecture in the city. It is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Maharashtra. This grand mansion was built by the Peshwa Bajirao I himself as the residence of the Peshwas. Although the Wada currently covers an area of 625 acres

Shivneri Fort Junnar
Shivneri Fort JunnarSangamvadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411001, India

This is a 17th century Militory fortification locatd near Junnar in pune district. it is the birthplace of Shivaji, the founder of Maratha empire

Map of Forts to explore in Maharashtra