|Lohgad fort, Lonavala, MH, main gate. Alamy.com|
Lohagad Fort is one of the fairly preserved forts in the state of Maharahstra, befitting its location and sturdy structure it is referred to as an Iron Fort. Invariably, the past rulers, using various innovative methods carried out the fortification work in a a way as to protect the kingdom from the invaders, particularly from the north and Southwest. Location of them on the hills is an additional advantage. Such rulers glorify the forts as they form the main defensive structure Lohagad Fort has a chequered history and with respect to its earlier history, it was under the control of various dynasties spanning several centuries. Earliest rulers included Rashtrakutas, Nizamshahis, Yadavas, and Chalukyas. Later Mughals, Bahamanis and Satavahanas managed the fort.
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|Western Ghat mountains near Lonavala, MH, credit: wikipedia.|
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