26 Forts to explore in 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 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 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
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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