Maharashtra, being fringed with the Western Ghats has been blest with a number of forts. These forts situated on the peaks of mountains make for great trekking places and scenic views along with giving your history a brush up.

  1. Sinhagad Fort

Sinhagad Fort

Sinhagad Fort is located on a peak with the same name in the Bhuleshwar range (about 30 km from Pune. Formerly known as Kondhana Fort, the fort has been the site of many battles such as the Battle of Sinhagad, etc. The fort was mainly ruled over by the Marathas and Mughals (and later the British).

  1. Lohagad Fort

Lohagad Fort

Lohagad Fort is located close to Lonavala. The fort has been ruled by several dynasties like the Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Peshwas, Marathas, Mughals, etc. In 1670, it was used as a treasury for the Marathas.

  1. Shivneri Fort

Shivneri Fort

Shivneri Fort is located at Junnar in Pune district. It is known as the birth place of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the founder of the Maratha Empire. The fort has been ruled by the Delhi Sultanate, Bahami kings, Marathas and Mughals among others.

  1. Raigad Fort

Raigad Fort

Raigad Fort is situated in Mahad in Raigad district in Maharashtra. It is known as the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s Empire.

  1. Tikona Fort

Tikona Fort

Tikona Fort is a triangular shaped fort located in Maval in Pune district. The fort has been ruled by the Nizams, Marathas, Deshmukhs, Mughals, etc.

So the next time you get a weekend free, head to one of these forts for a dose of history.

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