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The fort was built by Yadavas of Devgiri. 1n 1358, the fort was under the rule of Muhamad Shah Bahamani. In 1398, a local Gond chief from Berar captured Mahur. In 1428, Ahmed Shah Bahamani won the Mahurgad. Burhan Nizam Shah of Ahmadnagar defeated Alauddin Imad Shah of Berar in 1527 and occupied Mahur. In 1617, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan defeated the Ahmednagar rulers and gained control of the Fort. Pandita Savitribai Deshmukh was the ruler of Varhad, who was holding the Jagir of Mahur during the Mughal Empire rule. She was given honorary name of Rai Bagan (Royal tigress) by Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb after defeating Harchandrai. In 1670, Chatrapati Shivaji gained the control of Aurangabad and Berar. After the death of Shivaji, the Moghuls again gained the control of Berar in 1689. The six-month revenue during Moghul period was Rs 8,47,113. In 1724, Nizam-ul-mulk of Hyderabad defeated Alam Ali Khan and Dilavar Khan of Mughal Army in the Battle of Balapur. The Mahurgad remained under the control of Nizam of Hyderabad until the princely State of Hyderabad was annexed to Union of India in 1948.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

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