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Ausa Fort (Nanded)

Ausa Fort is a protected monument by the State Government of Maharashtra.

Districts/ Region

Osmanabad District, Maharashtra,India.

History

The fort of Ausa has witnessed the
battles among the Deccan
Sultanates in the post Bahamani
period.The fort of Ausa is in a depression
surrounded by high ground on all
sides.With this feature, one can have a
view of the approaching enemies
even at a great distance.The main parts of the fort remain
hidden from the latter.This fort has a watch tower, a
retaining wall, a covered way, a
double rampart fortified further with
massive bastions that are almost
semi-circular mounted with huge
cannons.The guns have the names of
Turkish engineers in service under
Adil Shahi and Nizam Shahi Kings
inscribed on it.Presently, we can see no buildings
of any note except for a recent
Baradari constructed by Colonel
Meadows Taylor.This fort has been beautifully
engineered and the fort is situated
in a depressed land surrounded by
high ground, which enables the
fort’s interior to be hidden from the
enemy, whereas the enemy can be
seen from miles from the highest
point of the fort.

Geography

The fort is in the Southern Part ofthe city of Ausa and is 21 KM away
from the city of Latur.

Weather/Climate

This region has a hot and dry
climate.The summers are more extreme
than winters and rains, with a
temperature up to 40.5 degrees
Celsius.Winters are mild, and the average
temperature varies from 28-30
degrees Celsius.The rainy season has extreme
seasonal variations, and the annual
rainfall in this region is around 726
mm.

Special food speciality and hotel

Maharashtrian Cuisine

Accommodation facilities nearby & Hotel/ Hospital/Post Office/Police station

Various accommodation facilities
like home stay, bread and breakfast
are available nearby,Ausa Police Station (0.45 KM) Rural Hospital Ausa (1.7 KM)

Visiting Rule and Time, Best month to visit

The fort opens at 9:00 A.M. and
closes by 6:00 P.M.It is free for anyone who would like
to visit the fort.October to February is the best time
to visit the fort.

Language spoken in area

English, Hindi, Marathi.