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Panhala Fort is situated on a hill station Panhala. Panhala is a small town located in Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. The distance from Panhala to Kolhapur is 20kms and Pune is 230kms. This place harbors for historic importance and a beautiful hill station for a memorable stay.The main language spoken here is Marathi.Those whoever visits Kolhapur, for sure also spends their stopover at Panhala Fort.

Panhala fort is also identified as Panhala gad, it is placed on the hills of Sahyadri ranges. The fort is closely allied with the great Maratha ruler Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The historical blocks of this place were also connected to Queen of Kolhapur Rani Tarabai. Thefort was built during 12th century by Shailahara king Bhoja II. Expansion work to thefort was carried out by Ibrahim Adil Shah. Later during 19th century the fort came under control of British Rule.

Panhala fort had three magnificent gates, namely Teen Darwaza, Char Darwaza and Wagh Darwaza. The main structure of the fort contains Andhar Bavadi, Ambar khana, Sajja Kothi ,Kalavanticha mahal. Andhar Bavadi is a hidden well; it was the main source of water of the area.

It is a three storied well having staircase. There are hidden ways to escape inside this well. Ambar khana is like a ware house, collection of granaries. Sajjakothi and Kalavaticha Mahal are buildings built in Bijapur architectural style. Many people visit all around the area and explore the history of Maratha and Adil Shahi reign.

The natural beauty of Panhala is soulful &wonderful to watch. The stunning view of Western Ghats from the fort are real spectacular for viewing. Panhala entices the tourists by its green slopes of the hills, clouds touching the peaks and its pleasant weather. Numeroustravelers come here for trekking. They generally follow Panhala- Pawan khind trek route. If you interested in trekking do not forget to take torches, water bottle, some snacks, basic first aid and your camera with you.

The climate of Panhala is very amazing all over the year. The summers are also cooler here. During Monsoon this region gets heavy rains. You can visit this place throughout the year for a peaceful weekend. MTDC hotel is there in Panhala. You can stay nearby city Kolhapur also, where you can find more staying options.

The religious places nearby like Jyotiba , Narasobachi wad and Audumbar can also be seen on the same stretch. You can spend short vacation in Panhala away from all the busy life of metros.

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