Forts in Maharashtra

I am Maharashtra, the land of the great Maratha warrior Shivaji Maharaj, who once fought bravely against the mighty Mughal Empire. The valor of my son Shivaji continues to echo in the strong royal forts nestled inside me. Forts in Maharashtra were built during the times when India was under the foreign rule of the Mughals. Shivaji Maharaj brought the technique of guerilla warfare, and personally designed many of my forts.




Today, after centuries forts of Maharashtra have stood the test of time and weather, they stood the torrential rains, they stood blaze, and they stood dryness of weather along with the blood of enemies and the warriors likewise.

I am proud of my famous Maharashtra forts. In the list of forts in Maharashtra many forts are captured by Shivaji Maharaj. Some of these forts are Devagiri, Panhala, Raigarh, Murud Janjira, Sindhudurg and Vijayadurg. Each year millions of tourists visit my strong forts to witness the visual evidences of victories and history, not by Shivaji alone but, those of the foreign rulers as well. Many of Maharashtra forts are build by Shivaji Maharaj to strengthen the kingdom of Maharashtra.

List of Forts in Maharashtra

Devgiri Fort Rajmachi Fort Ratangad Fort Dhodap Fort
Murud Janjira Fort Sinhagad Fort Harishchandragad Torna Fort
Sindhudurg Fort Lohagad Fort Ahmednagar Fort Vasai Fort
Raigad Fort Shivneri Fort Ajinkyatara Fort Vishalgad
Panhala Fort Sajjangad Fort Arnala Fort Vasota Fort
Karnala Fort Prabalgad Fort Sangram Durg Alang Fort
Pratapgad Fort Purandar fort Devgad Fort

The forts in Maharashtra present are not built entirely on land but also along the shores, thus making it difficult and challenging to set up canons or for conquering. The canons are still intact, rusting, and resting here. Not only did the Europeans failed to capture the amphibious fort, but so did Shivaji Maharaj after several attempts making it a rare one.




One of the best fort in Maharashtra is Raigad Fort, which is served as the capital of Shivaji Maharaj’s Kingdom. It is one of the famous forts in Maharashtra and is the hill fort where he was crowned as a boy and died as a legend.

I could go on and create goose bumps, but I am sure that you have already decided the date of visiting forts of Maharashtra.

11 thoughts on “Forts in Maharashtra

  • December 8, 2015 at 6:28 pm
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    This is the best website I have came across about the forts in Maharashtra. Not all the forts listed here on your website but the way you have put it is really very interesting. It feels that all the forts came to life and talking about their history. Awesome dude

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    • June 11, 2017 at 5:49 am
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      could you tell me please , how many forts in maharashtra?

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  • April 5, 2016 at 8:06 am
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    I still havent visited any forts in Maharashtra. Im not that much fan of the forts but your website is really nice, keep it up! I’ll go ahead and visit some forts this year and update you about my experience.

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  • April 5, 2016 at 8:07 am
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    Wonderful site. You have added plenty of useful information about the forts in Maharashtra.

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  • April 22, 2016 at 12:03 pm
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    Glad I found this post. It’s really awesome. I was looking for the information about all the forts in Maharashtra and my search ends here. This is a perfect guide for me.

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  • May 17, 2016 at 3:35 am
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    I am a fort lover and always refer your website to get the updated list of forts in Maharashtra. You have mentioned very few forts. Plz try to cover all the forts so that we all have great knowledge about our history.

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  • July 9, 2016 at 4:02 am
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    I think the admin of this website is truly worked hard to collect information of the forts in Maharashtra. He is a true Maratha.

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  • August 7, 2016 at 4:03 pm
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    Shivaji Maharajanni hindvi swarajya sthapan kelyanech aapn aaj surkshit aahot..म्हनुन म्हनतो । जय भवानी जय शिवाजी

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  • March 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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    Plz give respect our real hero say CHATRAPATI shivaji maharaj

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  • June 9, 2017 at 5:39 am
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    You have done fabulous work with all information on Forts. Pls dont mind pls make one correction in description. This forts were not captured by Shivaji Maharaj, but they were owned by Shivaji Raje. which were captured by Invaders. besides thanks for all the info its awesome.

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  • October 28, 2017 at 5:15 pm
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    Any information about chatrapati sambhaji maharaj how many fort had winning in battle.

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