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Naldurg fort in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra

Wednesday, January 18, 2017




Naldurg fort in Osmanabad from a distance
We left from Govt guest house to visit the fort around 7AM. We were at the fort premises around 730 AM. Parked the car near the police station and walked to the main entrance of the fort.


Entrance to Naldurg fort in Osmanabad



Fortification of Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
At certain places the fort has multiple levels of fortification like Solapur fort and Vijaydurg fort. The fort was are in good condition. Restoration work is being carried on the fort premises by the govt. 
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There are around 25 houses here. They have been here for the last 400 years. 


History of Naldurg fort in Osmanabad


One of the Darwaza at Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
There are plenty of monuments on the fort. The names of which are missing.

It took us more than 2 hours to see it. Then came the rains and we got lost on the fort. We didn't have rain wear for protection either.

The bastions on the fort are huge and offer amazing view of the area around.similar to the bastions at Raigad fort.



Cannons at Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
One can walk on the broad walls of the fort to see it from the inside and outside. 

For the monuments one has to walk to them and they are far away from each other

Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad

Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
Grafitti on the monuments only shows that ignorant people have visited the fort.


Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad


Two levels of  fortification at Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
There are many monuments in ruins here.

There is a Masjid there , it is in service and hence locked to general public. A couple of other monuments are also under lock and key.



Fortification of Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
They are many water bodies here, not natural but created.
There is a natural lake also, which is currently re worked upon by the govt to plans to make this place a tourist destination. Like Lohgad fort.

Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad

Waterbody with dam within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
There is also a dam built on the lake. The dam is multi purpose and has rooms within them. We didn't go in them as it smelled bad as they were inhabited by bats.


Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad

The fortification reminded me of my trip to Sindhudurg, Vijaydurg and Murud Janjira.


Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
More cannons at Naldurg fort in Osmanabad

Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
Due to the cloudy weather the photos were dull. We didn't break a sweat either due to the fantastic weather.


Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad

Now on our way back to Mumbai. We started the journey at 1030 from Naldurg. Crossed Solapur at 11:25 AM, as we are travelling on the highway.


Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad

Structures within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad
The toll ate up most of our money. I hate paying tolls, but for such a good road it was worth paying. We managed to cover 11 places inclusive of everything in 4k.


Dam Structure within Naldurg fort in Osmanabad

Fortification of Naldurg fort in Osmanabad

Fortification of Naldurg fort in Osmanabad

Paranda Fort and Dharashiv caves are also located in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra.



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