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Top 11 Amazing Forts in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is known as the place for magnificent forts in India. This place is best suitable for spending holidays. There is a number of beautiful and ancient forts here to spend some quality time with your family. Here are some of the most beautiful forts in Maharashtra that should be visited if you are planning a visit here –

  1. Raigad fort, Raigadh

This 820 meters tall fort was once announced as the capital fort by Maratha king Shivaji of his kingdom. The Raigad fort is located in the Mahad between the Sahyadri Mountain range and it has a popular wall known as HirakaniBuruj and the glorious MahaDarwaza.

  1. Panhala Fort

This fort is located in Sahyadri mountain range and is 1,312 ft. high from the surrounding plane. It is one of the most popular, largest and beautiful forts in Deccan and is situated at a distance of 19 km north-west of Kolhapur.

  1. Rajmachi Fort

The Rajmachi Fort is most popular trekking destination in Maharashtra because of its location. The fort is located between two very famous and beautiful hills which provide a great surrounding to this fort. The fort is located in a small village Rajmachi and consists two more forts Shrivardhan Fort and Manaranjan fort.

  1. Tikona Fort

This fort is another popular tourist destination in Mumbai and Pune. The name of the fort Tikona refers to a triangle as the fort is in Pyramid shape. It is located at a height of 3500 ft. and famous for its Satvahan Caves, large doors and TrimbakeshwarMahadev Temple.

  1. Vasota Fort

Located around Banmoli in Satara, Vasota fort provides a magnificent view of Shivsagar Lake and Nageshwar peak formed by Koyna backwaters. Not only the fort, the way to this fort has its own sparks. Valley of flowers and thick beautiful jungles comes in between the way to Vasota Fort.

  1. Tung Fort

This is a hill fort in Pune and because of Pawna Dham it is surrounded by water from three sides. Tung Fort is a magnificent landmark here and provides a spectacular view of Tikona, Korigad, Visapur and Lohagad Forts.

  1. Shivneri Fort

It is a protected building and also the birthplace of Chattarpati Shivaji Maharaj. It is located near to Junnar in Maharashtra and is popular for its ancient military fortification.

  1. Sindhudurg Fort, Pune

This fort was built by Shri Chattarpati Shivaji Maharaj and located in the Konkan region of the Sindugarh district near the shore of Malvan town. It is among the top 5 sea forts in Maharashtra and the top first abandonment place in India.

  1. Harishchandragad Fort

This beautiful fort is among one of the most popular tourist and trekking destination in Maharashtra located in the Ahmednagar Region. It is a historic fort and great parts of history are attached to its MalShej Ghats. There are various beautiful forts including Kedareshwar cave, Taramati point and Konkan cliff.

  1. Lohagad Fort

The fort is located near visapur village in western and Ghats and is a fascinating tourist destination in Maharashtra. The fort is located on higher elevation. This fort was ruled by Maratha Empire for a long time. Other attractions near this fort are Bhaja caves, Lonavala hill station, Karla caves and others.

  1. Korigad FortKorigad fort in maharashtra

The Korigad fort is also known as Koraigad is located at a distance of 20 km from Lonavala. It is close to a village called Peth Shahpur. This fort is another famous tourist destination in Maharashtra and was built by Shri Chattarpati shivaji.

These are some of the many beautiful forts in Maharashtra. You can enjoy a luxury family trip here. The land of Maharashtra is filled with ancient heritages and many forts here tell the great history of Maratha Empire.