Panhala Fort

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Panhala Fort: Attracts Your Attention with Its Natural Beauty

Panhala Fort is a small city and a Hill station Municipal Council that is 3177 feet above sea level. Panhala Killa has situated around 18 km from the northwest in the districts of Kolhapur in Maharashtra, India. Panhala fort offers a panoramic view of the valley. In fact, there are many places to visit once tourists visit the Panhala Fort.

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Panhala Fort was made as to the capital of the Shilahara king Bhoja II in 1178-1209 A.D.  But in 1489 AD, Panhala was taken over by the Adil Shahi dynasty of Bijapur.  Later on, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj seized Panhala Killa in 1659 AD.

Panhala fort is covered with a huge area and boundary walls of 7 km in length and a steep slope beneath. Also, the fort is protected by the three magnificent double-walled gates at the entrance.

The attraction point in Panhala fort is the large Amberkhana and it has the capacity to contain 25,000 khandis of grains. That is why every year it is visited by thousands of tourists. The best thing about Panhala Killa is its weather. Neither it is too cold nor too hot. Tourists can visit Panhala Fort in the average months of the year.

Though the area of Panhala fort is small, it is blessed with scenic beauty and historical magnificent monuments. You can easily reach Panhala fort through air, bus, or road.

Other Destinations Near Panhala

Mahalaxmi Temple Kolhapur

Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary

0 thoughts on “Panhala Fort

  • May 21, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Panhala fort is a pride of Maharashtra and witness a great history of our king Shivaji. Everyone who is staying in Maharashtra should visit Panhalgad atleast once in a lifetime.

  • September 21, 2016 at 6:34 am

    forts r beautiful,it is surprising how they built these forts, what technology they used.


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