Ajinkyatara Fort

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I am Ajinkyatara Fort the literal meaning of which translates into “The Impregnable Star” as some people define it. My geographical location made me unconquerable, as I am located at Ajinkyatara Mountain, which is around 3300 feet high.

I am the most preferred spot for the tourists because of the breathtaking views I offer from my top. The height is a bonanza for the trekkers and the fun loving people as they experience some of the most amazing moments of their life.

Once travelers are done with the arduous and challenging journeys to reach me, I offer them magnificent views of the entire Satara city. I can be easily visited by rail or road. Tourists witness plenty of trees with colorful leaves on their way to me. The whole atmosphere is lively and pleasant.

My historical link is equally interesting. Shahu Maharaj conquered me in 1708 AD and I remained with the Marathas until 1818 AD. I was critical for the rulers as they could keep an eye on the entire south Maharashtra from my top. This was one of the major advantages for the rulers.

Besides my height and overwhelming views of nature, I have various temples which make the whole atmosphere full of reverence. My natural beauty and the religious aura humble the tourists. The temples of Devi Mangalai, Lord Shankar and Lord Hanuman are in my vicinity and the tourists visit these places in order to get blessings.

I have a lot of tanks, wells, buildings and stores inside me. There is a wireless relay station now over my top. I offer some of the magnificent panoramic views of the city and the surrounding areas including Nandgiri fort, Chandan-Vandan fort, Jarandeshwar hills, and Yawateshwar hills. There are seven lakes which adorn me and enthral the tourists.

Other Destinations near Ajinkyatara Fort

Mahabaleshwar Hill Station

Pratapgad Fort

Sajjangad Fort

Vasota Fort

Panchgani Hill Station

Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary

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