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Maharshtra Fort History

Maharshtra Fort History

FORT HISTORY

Achla fort
AHIVANT FORT History
Ahmednagar Fort
Akola Fort
Amalner fort
Ambagad Fort
AMNER FORT
Anjaneri
Anjanvel fort
ANKAI TANKAI FORT History
Antur Fort History
AUNDH fort History
AUNDHA PATTAH
AUSA fort

ANKAI TANKAI FORT History

Ankai generally known as ANKAI-TANKAI, the strongest hill fort in the district, rises about 900 feet above the plain and 3200 feet above the sea, six miles north of Yeola and near the Manmad and Ahmadnagar road. The hill top commands a wide view of Khandesh and the Godavari valley.

NANEGHAT FORT HISTORY

cant find total info on nangeghat but that it originally belonged to Western Maharashtra is proved by its earliest inscriptions which have been discovered at Naneghat near Junnar and near Nasik. The Puranas call it Andhra because they were ruling in Andhra when the Puranic account of the dynasty was compiled in the third century ...

BAHIRAVGAD FORT

BAHIRAVGAD FORT Bahiravgad Fort (Chiplun T.), high and hard to reach, on a spur Of the Sahyadris, covers an area of about eight acres of very broken, rocky brushwood-covered ground. The walls are in ruins; but water is abundant, BAHIRAVGAD FORT. Bahiravgad Fort (Kankavli Peta), on the top of the Sahyadris in the village of ...

PANHALA FORT HISTORY

Panhala is the traditional residence of the sage Parasr. The Karavir or Kolhapur Puran a compilation of A.D. 1730, mentions Panhala as Pannagalaya or the home of Serpents. In old inscriptions the name appears as Pranlak and Padmanal. A copper plate found in Satara shows that in A. D.

DAULTABAD FORT HISTORY

Almost 800 years ago, Daulatabad, then called 'Devigiri' was a thriving city. It was founded by Bhillamraja of the Yadava dynasty in 1187 AD. Later, the fort of Daulatabad passed through the hands of several dynasties in the Deccan. Less than 150 years after the Yadava dynasty, Daulatabad also became the capital of India for ...

SURGAD FORT HISTORY

Surgad [Mr. E. H. Moscardi, C. S.] or God's Fort (T. Roha) in the north-east of the Roha taluka and eight miles east of Roha town, consists of a long and exceedingly narrow spur running south from the range of hills which separates Roha from Alibag and Nagothana.

JAIGAD FORT HISTORY RATNAGIRI

Jaygad, [Jaygad has been identified with Strabo's (B.C. 54-A.D. 24), Sigerdis, " the rest of the coast besides Sarasostus or Saurashtra" (Hamilton's Strabo, II. 253); with Pliny's (A.O. 77), Sigeris on the Konkan coast, "one of the chief ports of western India" (Bostock's Pliny, II.

DEVGAD FORT SINDHUDURG

Devgad (160 23′ N, 730 21′ E; p. 2,493), the head-quarters of Devgad taluka and a minor port, lies on a flat rocky peninsula about twelve miles south of Vijaydurg and 180 miles from Bombay. The nearest railway station is Kolhapur,80 miles to the north-east.

SANKSHI FORT

Sanksi Fort The name Sankshi is said to have been derived from a chief named Sank who is traditionally believed to have been the lord of the fort. See below. also known as Badr-ud-din, or Darghaca Killa from a tomb or dargah of the saint Badr-ud-din at its foot, lies within the limits ...

Peth fort or Kotilgad FORT History

Kotaligad Fort (T. Karjat) about 160 yards long by sixty wide, is in Peth village (p. 192; RS. Neral, 20 m.) fourteen miles north-east of Karjat and twelve east of Neral. The village of Peth stands on a high but not extensive tableland, a projecting tongue of the Sahyadris, out of which rises a towering ...

DHODAP FORT HISTORY NASIK

Dhodap [Mr. J. A. Baines, C. S.] Fort, (4741) about fifteen miles north-west of Chandor, is the highest and most prominent hill in the Ajanta or Chandor range. It stands out from the rest, distinguished by its deeply-cleft level top and lofty tower-like peak at the eastern corner.

BHIVGAD FORT HISTORY

Bhivgad (Karjat taluka, 18° 55′ N, 73° 20′ E; RS. Karjat, 5 m.) or Bhimgad fort in Gaurkamat village, three miles east of Karjat, stands on a hill 500 or 600 feet high below the great spur of Dhak. No remains are to be seen on the hill top but there are seven water cisterns, ...

ANTUR FORT HISTORY

Gautala: Gautala, 72 km from Aurangabad is a bowl shaped hilly terrain with sprawling deciduous forests. There is a sanctuary spread over 269 sq. km. in Kannad & Chalisgaon tehsils of Aurangabad and Jalgoan district. Located on the Satmala hills, the sanctuary presents a picturesque panoramic view.

RAIGAD FORT HISTORY

Raigad Raigad [From materials contributed by Mr. H. Kennedy.] or the Royal Fort (T. Mahad, 18° 14′ N, 73°30′ E) originally called Rairi, was known to the early Europeans as the Gibraltar of the East [ Grant Duff's Marathas, 679.]. It stands 2,851 feet above the sea, sixteen miles north of Mahad, and about forty ...

SURGAD FORT HISTORY

Surgad [Mr. E. H. Moscardi, C. S.] or God's Fort (T. Roha) in the north-east of the Roha taluka and eight miles east of Roha town, consists of a long and exceedingly narrow spur running south from the range of hills which separates Roha from Alibag and Nagothana.