Nowhere is the grandeur and strength of Maharashtra‘s dynasties seen so well than through its forts. Spread across the hills and sea, Maharashtra has more than 350 forts, which is more than any other state in India. Built mostly by the Maratha Empire or conquered by them, many of these forts still stand today. Some of them have been battered by time and weather, but even then, the imagery of nature taking over these forts is mesmerizing. Here, then, are some incredible images of Maharashtra’s forts to mark Maharashtra Day 2017. ALSO READ: Picnic spots in Maharashtra for 2-3 days Also Read - Centre Mulls Extending Nationwide Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Near 5000-mark With 124 Deaths | Top Developments
Clouds roll over Rajgad Fort, the first capital of the Marathas
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Gorgeous banyan tree roots on the wall in abandoned Redi fort
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Bharat Mata temple in Devgiri fort, Aurangabad, built in the 11th century by Yadavas
The splendid Murud Janjira sea fort seen from a boat
Sea view from Bhagwati fort, Ratnagiri
View of the plains from Ramshej fort
Takmak Tok, the execution point of Raigad Fort from which prisoners were thrown to their death
The imposing gateway to Raigad Fort, capital of the Maratha Empire
The massive bastions of Vijaydurg Fort
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