Sunday, 13 March 2016

All Forts of Shivaji Maharaj

Forts in Maharashtra, stand high and strong narrating stories about her fame and regal bearing. Talking in numbers, there are around 350 forts surrounding the state. That’s quite a many.

Well, most of these forts relate to the Maratha rule; or more precisely, to Shivaji Maharaj and his conquer. History reveals that Shivaji Maharaj, in the year 1643, at a mere age of 16 years captured his first fort known as Torna or Prachandagad. Thereafter, the history repeated itself over and again. And at the time of his death, he owned almost all forts that we have today.

Shivaji Maharaj, founder of Maratha Empire aimed at establishing “Swarajya” in our motherland. A land that is united and protected cannot be invaded by outsiders. And it was for this purpose, that one of his ruling strategies was to conquer as many forts as he could.

Not only did he capture forts, but also took utmost efforts to maintain these forts in best conditions. All of his forts had number of barracks for his staffs and officers. He also maintained water tanks,’Ambarkhana’ and ‘Darukhana’ within the premises.

The forts also served as a store house of arms and ammunition. Shivaji appointed personnel who could store and maintain ammunitions safely or efficiently. All of these appointments were carried out after applicants were strictly interviewed and examined.

Today these forts are a great tourist attraction. The administration and maintenance that persisted then still enthralls tourists who visit and learn about these forts. Well, people who visit Maharashtra can consider their stay futile if they do not visit the forts she can boast off.

Well, if you want to know more about these forts and have plans of visiting these historically important places; below is a list that can help to plan your trip.

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Lists of forts in Maharashtra: 

Here is a list of beautiful forts in and around Maharashtra. Visit these to have the real taste of Maharashtra:

Lohagad Fort

Panhala Fort

Vijaydurg Fort

  • Ghodbunder Fort  
Ghodbunder Fort

  • Sajjangad Fort 
Sajjangad Fort

Torna Fort

Sindhudurg Fort

Raigad Fort

Shivneri Fort
Pratapgad Fort

Purandar Fort

Rajgad Fort 

Sinhgad Fort

Harishchandragad Fort

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