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Panhala Fort, Kolhapur

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Take in the military grandeur of Panhala Fort, a fortified structure built on the high Sahyadri Mountain range. One of the largest fortifications on the Deccan Plateau, the 13th-century complex boasts a perimeter of 14 km (9 mi) and 110 lookout posts. In its long lifetime, it has seen battles between Mughals, Marathas, and the British colonial forces, including the legendary Battle of Pavan Khind. Take a guided tour to learn the real history of the place, as the casual visitor will find little information. Bring along plenty of water for the tour, and if you fancy staying over or eating out, explore the hotels and restaurants in the area. Using our world travel planner, Kolhapur attractions like Panhala Fort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Fort is good. The route on the way to Panhala is very scenic. Fort has a godown for grains & is a huge fort. Surrounding area has small eateries which serve authentic Maharashtrian Village Food li...  more »
  • When you visit Panhala, it is a place where the whole area is a fort and you can take your car bike to each point. Do try the Jhunka Bhakar prepared on wooden fire. You will love it. Do not visit duri...  more »
  • Its about 25 km from the city on a hillock. However apart from a small monument of Shabbhaji is prison there is not much left of the fort. Woefully urbanised and used as resort place. 
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