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Antur Fort
Kannad, Auranagabad district, Maharashtra
Coordinates Latitude: 20.27
Longitude: 75.13
Current
owner
India Government of India
Open to
the public
Yes

Antur Fort is a fort in Kannad city in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India.[1] This monument is protected by Archaeological Survey of India.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

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.[1]

StructureEdit

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.[1]

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