|Kannad, Auranagabad district, Maharashtra|
|Government of India|
History[edit | edit source]
The fort was built about the middle of the 15th century by a Maratha Chief and was named after him. It remained in the possession of his descendants for about a century and was then taken by the Mohammedans. Between 16th and 17th centuries it belonged to the Nizam Shahi of Ahmadnagar, as is evidenced front several inscriptions in the fort in which some of the kings of this dynasty are mentioned.
Structure[edit | edit source]
The hill on which fort stays is nearly square in form and about a mile in circumference. It has a natural scarp about 700 ft. high on three sides while on the south it has been artificially scarped. Two fines of walls, with bastions at intervals, extend round the brow of the hill at a short distance from each other and the entrance was guarded by strong teak wood gates.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Antur Fort". https://cultural.maharashtra.gov.in/english/gazetteer/aurangabad/chap19/ANTUR%20FORT.htm. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
- "Protected Monuments in Maharashtra". http://asi.nic.in/asi_protected_monu_maharashtra.asp. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
- "Antur Fort". http://www.india9.com/i9show/Antur-Fort-40163.htm. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
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