Narrating many a tales of the chivalrous Marathas, the forts in Maharashtra are an inseparable part of the state’s major tourism attractions. Though mostly in ruins now, the forts in Maharashtra that are over 350 in number gleam with history and signs of architecture richness. There are forts in the state that even date back to 12th century, while some fortress in Maharashtra go back to 15th century and boasts being perched on the hilltops. Also, the state offers unique fort structures amidst the sea, whereas, and there is also a fort in the state, inside which, is settled an entire city. Apart from taking one down the historic lane, the forts in Maharashtra are ideal to pursue an adventurous trekking expedition.
On the other hand, some forts are even worth planning a picnic. The Ajinkyatra Fort in Satara, Daulatabad Fort near Aurangabad, Pratapgad in Mahabaleshwar, Shivneri Fort near Pune, Raigad in Mahad and Harishchandragad fort are the hill forts in Maharashtra. Whereas, Jaldurgs around Vasai, Janjira near Murud, Sindhudurg on an islet in Arabian Sea with Vijaydurg as its most popular attraction are the sea forts of Maharashtra. The 500 year old, Ahmadnagar Fort is known to have locality built inside, while the Kandhar Fort in Nanded reflects the history of the supremacy of Rashtrakuta Dynasty ruling Maharashtra in the 9th Century AD.