Forts

Panhala Fort

Panhala Fort Kolhapur (Panhalgad Fort)

Panhala Fort is strategically located looking over a pass in the Sahyadri mountain range which was a major trade route from Bijapur in the interior of Maharashtra to the coastal areas in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra, India. Panhala fort is also known as “Panhalgad Fort”. This historically important site is constructed by King Raja Bhoj. Built in …

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Raigad Fort

Raigad Fort The Capital of Maratha Empire

Raigad Fort was the capital of Maratha Empire Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Raigad fort is situated in Sahyadri mountain range of Mahad taluka in Raigad district of Maharashtra state, India. This fort is situated at about 2700 feet above the sea level. The history of Raigad Fort is very interesting. It is said that Shivaji seized the fortress of Rairi. He renovated …

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Shivneri Fort

Shivneri Fort- Birthplace of Shivaji Maharaj

Shivneri Fort, a landmark of Maratha history is the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Shahajiraje Bhosle, Shivaji’s father served Adil Shah, the Sultan of Bijapur. He was a general in his army. That was the period of anarchy in Maharashtra with the wars between the Adil Shahi and the Nizam Shahi having become the order of the day. …

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