TOP 12 BEST FORTS IN MAHARASHTRA

Maharashtra is a state in India, surrounded by Shayadri Mountains therefore there are many best forts in Maharashtra. The first image that comes to mind when you mention Maharashtra is of forts. There are 350 or more forts in Maharashtra and though some are not in great condition, many of these are as strong as ever. These are located on top of mountains and have a magnificent architecture and topography. Almost all these forts are connected to history as many were either built by Chhatrapati Shivaji or captured by him. A walk through these forts is a walk through history.

HERE ARE THE TOP 12 BEST FORTS IN MAHARASHTRA

The fort is located in the Junnar city of Pune district of Maharashtra. This fort is known as the birthplace of the Maratha Empire founder and king (राजे) Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort was said to be built by Shahaji Raje to protect his son Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and his wife Veermata Jijabai. The fort, if watched from above, looks like a triangular shape where its entry gate (READ MORE)

The fort is located near Mahad in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is one of the most important forts as well as the capital of all the Forts of Maratha Empire. The fort was build by Hiroji Indulkar, chief architect of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. This fort is not only a historic place but also a Pilgrimage temple. There is also a Statue of his loyal dog named Wagya on the fort (READ MORE)

The fort is located in the Satara district Of Maharashtra. It is nearby to one of the famous hill Stations Mahabaleshwar. The fort was build by Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj. when he was Expanding his Empire toward Vijapur. There are Two forts, upper fort and lower fort build here at Pratapgad killa. The upper fort is build on the crest of the hill toward the Norwest (READ MORE)

This fort was earlier known as Kondana fort. It is Located near the Pune district in Maharashtra. The fort is also on the famous fort in Maharashtra which has a great history of Tanaji Malusare. The fort was captured by Tanaji Malusare and his brother. Sinhagad fort was strategically built to provide natural protection from the enemies due to its very steep slopes (READ MORE)

The fort is an island fort located  near Murud in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is situated on the oval shaped rock in the Arabain Sea. The fort’s main gate faces toward the Rajapuri jetty and it can only see when one will get close to the fort. The other gate of the fort is called “Darya Darwaza” which opens into the sea and was used in an emergency situation to (READ MORE)

The fort is an island fort located in the Arabain sea on the seashore of Malvan in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra.This fort was built by the Great Maratha king, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The fort has a huge wall around the fort and the fort  spreads in around 48 acres. The walls of the fort stand 30 feet high making it impossible for the emenies as well as the water (READ MORE)

The fort is located near the Famous hill station of Lonavala in Maharashtra State. The fort is considered as the neighbourhood of Visapur fort. Lohagad killa has four entrance gates which are Ganesh Darwaja, Narayan Darwaja, Hanuma Darwaja and Maha Darwaja from the nearby village. There are beautiful sculptures carved on the Maha Darwaja (READ MORE)

This a fort located near Lonavala hill station near Maharashtra State. The fort is well connected with Lohagad fort. The fort is at the height of 1084 meters above sea level. Within the fort there are caves, cisterns of water, a decorated arch and an old house. There are two roofless buildings surrounded by outer walls which were once said to be government offices (READ MORE)

The fort is  located near Pune in Maharashtra. The fort is the birthplace of Chhtrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, Son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. This was the fort from which the rising Maratha kingdom Started against the Adilshah of Bijapur Sultanate and Mughals. Purandar killa is divided into two parts. The Lower part (READ MORE)

The fort is located in Panhala near Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. It is also called Panhalgad. The fort is one of the largest forts in the Deccan. Most of the architect on the fort is of Bijapuri style. The fort is one of the major tourist attractions to visit throughout the year. Many tourists visit the fort while visiting (READ MORE)

This fort is also known as Vitangad is a hill fort in Maval near Pune in  Maharashtra. The fort is of pyramid shape and the name is also given as per it as Tikona means “Triangular” Tikona. The major attraction of the forts is the large door of the fort at the entrance. The temple of Trimbakeshwar Mahadev (READ MORE)

This fort is located in the Pune district of Maharashtra. This is the first fort conquered by the great Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 1647 when he was 16 year old. The fort has its special image as it was the fort from where the Maratha Emperor started its emergence in Maharashtra. This fort is about 1403 ft (READ MORE)

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