Commonly known as the ‘Fort of Satara,’ Ajinkyatara Fort is a visual retreat that is physically present in every corner of Satara, which means that one can see it from anywhere in the city. At a height of 3,300 feet, the fort is located on Bamnoli range. Inside the fort, Hanuman Temple, Mahadev Temple, Mangala Devi Temple, and Tara Rani's Palace are some of the attractions that are worth a visit in the fort.
The fourth capital of Maharashtra, Ajinkyatara fort was brought into existence in the year 1190 during the rule of Shilahar King Bhoj-II. After that, it was taken into custody by Bahamanis and later by Ali Adil Shah I of Bijapur. In fact, the beautiful wife of Ali Adil Shah, Chandbibi, was held captive in the fort for a long period. Thereafter, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj took over it and stayed here for two months due to ill health.
Following the death of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Aurangzeb captured it in 1682. In 1700, Subhanji took over the fort and renamed it as ‘Azamtara’.
Tourist can go for trekking or camping around the fort.
A motorable road from Satara can take tourists to Ajinkyatara Fort. Buses and taxis to reach here as easily available.