Naldurg Fort, is located just a stone’s throw away from the Tuljabhavani Temple in Osmanabad!
With bastions the size of skyscrapers and a moat deeper than the Mariana Trench, this fortress is one of the strongest in the Deccan.
Just get on the Pune-Hyderabad highway and you’re good to go. It is 35 kilometers from Tukjlapur. And once you reach the fort, be prepared to be awestruck by its sheer size. This place is like a township in itself!
You’ll find 114 minarets guarding the ramparts and colossal dams protecting the river. And let’s not forget about the breathtaking waterfalls that make this fort a sight to behold. It’s no wonder that military and engineering experts consider Naldurg to be one of the best forts in the country.
But it’s not all about the fortifications and structures. Naldurg has plenty of Hindu temples like Ganapati Mahal and Laxmi Mahal, which are just as impressive as the fort itself. And don’t forget to check out the ruins of Barood Kotha, Baradari, Ambarkhana, Rangan Mahal, and Jali, which give a glimpse into what life was like in this fort.
The moat surrounding the fort is so deep that anyone would have trouble swimming in it. And to make matters even more interesting, the water from the nearby river was diverted to fill the moat, creating a permanent water source that made it impossible for the enemy to enter the fort from that side. And if that wasn’t enough, the fort has double walls and hundreds of bastions that cut through the moat and the river.
And let’s not forget about the famous Jal Mahal, a half-height palace built into the belly of the dam with ornate arches and a Persian inscription. According to the inscription, if you look at this palace, your friends’ eyes will shine with joy, and your enemies’ eyes will turn black.
All in all, Naldurg Fort is a must-visit for anyone who loves history, engineering, and breathtaking natural beauty. So, pack your bags, grab your friends, and get ready for an adventure you’ll never forget!