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    Forts in Maharashtra

    Murud Janjira, Forts in Maharashtra

    Forts in Maharashtra, numbering around 350, are the sentinels of time. Built by the great warrior leader Shivaji of the Maratha Empire, these forts in Maharashtra have witnessed the rise and fall of dynasties, the struggle of independence, the vitality of the post independence era. They still stand tall, protecting the cities that were built within the fort walls and now are expanding outwards, from the unknown perpetrators that may strike from the otherwise placid shores.

    Whether it is the island fort of Murud-Janjira or the Bassein (Portuguese) Fort guarding the sea, whether it is the Raigad Fort set on the Sahyadri Hills or the city fort of Panhala, all forts are unique in their architecture and common in their function. You can explore Maharashtra by way of its forts that will have you gloating with pride, on your tour to the forts in Maharashtra with the specialized tour packages for forts in Maharashtra offered by Tourism in Central India.

    Forts in Maharashtra that you ought to visit on your tour:

    Bassein
    Murud Janjira
    Panhala
    Raigad
    Vijaydurg-Sindhudurg

    Bassein Fort in Maharashtra

    A Portuguese stronghold till 1739 when the Marathas took over, Bassein Fort is a place you should not miss on your tour of forts in Maharashtra. Standing guard over the Arabian Sea, for centuries it has overlooked the Bassein Beach that thrives as a popular tourist destination and was once an important shipbuilding site. You can also visit the temples (Vajreshwari Temple) and churches that have survived the beatings of time. Also of historical significance is the capital of Konkan, now a small village near Bassein called Nalasopora. Bassein's wide beaches lined with palm groves, Akoli Hot Springs, and fort ruins resemble the Goan coastline to a large extent and is the perfect place to relax.

    Murud Janjira Fort in Maharashtra

    The island fort of Murud Janjira is a famous architectural heritage from a lesser-known dynasty that has stood unconquered for centuries. A symbol of the Siddi dynasty from Janjira that stood strong against the British and Maratha Empires, there are number of tourists attractions present at Murud Janjira. From the beaches at Nandgaon (Ganapati Temple) and Kashid to the Palace of the Nawabs and Janjira caves, you can see them all on your tour to Murud Janjira Fort in Maharashtra.

    Panhala Fort in Maharashtra

    A popular hill station destination, Panhala is also famous for its Panhala Fort that was host to Shivaji and his entourage during the height of his glory. There are number of sites for you to see on your tour to the Panhala Fort in Maharashtra such as the Ambabai Temple, Sajja Kothi, Pavankhind and Amberkhana. Besides the fort, there are numerous panoramic pints where you can picnic or go for walks in the evening on your tour to Forts in Maharashtra.

    Raigad Fort in Maharashtra

    The 14th century capital of the Marathas, Raigad fort is strategically built in such a way that its three sides could not be accessed even if attacked by the powerful armed forces. It was here that he crowned him self as Chhatrapatti Shivaji. Other tourist attractions around the Raigad fort in Maharashtra are the Gangasagar Lake and the Jagadishwar Temple.

    Vijaydurg-Sindhudurg, Forts in Maharashtra

    Vijaydurg-Sindhudurg Forts in Maharashtra

    The Forts at Vijaydurg and Sindhudurg are living proof of the architectural genius of Shivaji, the cult hero of Maharashtra's history and folklore. Shivaji built the Sindhudurg Fort (Ocean Fort) while he embellished and fortified the Victory Fort at Vijaydurg. There are many tourist sites to visit within the forts including the temples dedicated to Maruti, Bhavani, Mahadeo, Jarimai, Mahapurush and also of Shivaji. You should also visit the beaches of Vijaydurg-Sindhudurg that offer a quite and relaxing time to its visitors.

    Tourism of Central India can also customize your tour to the Forts in Maharashtra, to include other stunning forts in Maharashtra namely Daulatabad, Gavilgad, Ghodbunder, Murud-Harnai and Sinhagad. We can also club your tour with beaches in Maharashtra tours so that you can have an enriching and entertaining vacation in Maharashtra.

    Tourism of Central India offers specialized tour booking, and travel packages for Forts in Maharashtra. To book your tour, or for more information, please fill the form below.

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