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Standing as silent sentinels to history are the 350-odd forts of Maharashtra. Beaten by the sea waves, lashed at by the torrential Deccan rains, or scorched in the blazing sun, stand imposing ramparts and crumbling walls . the last lingering memories of Maharashtra's martial times. Nowhere in the country would you encounter such a profusion of forts. And such variety. Sited on an island, as at Murud-Janjira or guarding the seas as at Bassein, or among the Sahyadri hills, as at Raigad, whose zig-zag walls and rounded bastions sit like a sceptre and crown amidst hills turned mauve.
Most of the forts in Maharashtra whether up in the hills or near the seas are associated with Chhatrapati shivaji Mahraj --the great Maratha warrior and an equally great fort builder. Moreover, these forts were treated as mini-cities, such as Panhala, which is now a hill station. The concept of the fort-city was, however, not peculiar to Chhatrapati shivaji Mahraj alone. The Portuguese who came to India as traders and missionaries, built within a century of their coming, Bassein, a garden city to rival many a European capital.
Today, these forts numbed by sun and sleet, have not only been witness to changing times, but have also shaped them and within their walls throb the heart-beat of history.
Maratha Forts Beyond the walls.View the Articles.
Devagiri Daulatabad Fort Devagiri Daulatabad
Devagiri (Daultabad of the later period), 11kms north-west of More Info...
Murud Janjira Murud Janjira
Situated on a rock of oval shape near the port town of Murud, 165kms More Info...
Raigarh Fort Raigarh
Raigarh was Chhatrapati shivaji Mahraj’s capital, the hill fort where he was crowned More Info...
Sindhudurg Fort Sindhudurg
Sindhudurg fort stands on a rocky island, known as Kurte, barely a km, More Info...
Panhala Fort Panhala
Panhala or Panhalgarh, about 19kms north-west of Kolhapur, is.. More Info...
Vijayadurg Fort Vijayadurg
Raigarh was Shivaji’s capital, the hill fort where he was crowned More Info...
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