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Parikshitgarh
PARIKSHITGARH is a town and a nagar panchayat in Meerut district
Meerut district
in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
. CONTENTS * 1 Demographics * 2 Geography * 3 History * 4 Mythology * 5 Monuments * 6 Notable residents * 7 References DEMOGRAPHICSAs of 2001 India
India
census , Parikshitgarh
Parikshitgarh
had a population of 17,399. Males constitute 62% of the population and females 38%. Parikshitgarh has an average literacy rate of 55%, lower than the national average of 74%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 50%. In Parikshitgarh, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age
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Gujarat Sultanate
Muhammadabad (1484–1535) LANGUAGES Old Gujarati Farsi RELIGION Hinduism
Hinduism
Islam
Islam
Jainism
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Panhala Fort
PANHALA FORT (also known as PANHALGAD, PAHALLA and PANALLA (literally "the home of serpents")), is located in Panhala , 20 kilometres northwest of Kolhapur in Maharashtra , India . It is strategically located looking over a pass in the Sahyadri mountain range which was a major trade route from Bijapur in the interior of Maharashtra to the coastal areas. Due to its strategic location, it was the centre of several skirmishes in the Deccan involving the Marathas , the Mughals and the British East India Company , the most notable being the Battle of Pavan Khind . Here, the queen regent of Kolhapur State , Tarabai , spent her formative years. Several parts of the fort and the structures within are still intact
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Mahim Fort
The MAHIM FORT (Marathi: माहीम किल्ला) is a fort in Mahim in Mumbai , Maharashtra state, India . Strategically located in the Mahim Bay , the fort overlooks Worli to the south, Bandra to the north, and Mahim to the east. The origins of the fort are unclear, but it occupies a strategic location that has been frequently contested. The fort is currently in disrepair, suffering from administrative neglect, encroachment of slums, and exposure to tidal erosion. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Encroachments * 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYIn 1516, Portuguese commander Dom Joao de Monoy entered the Mahim Creek and defeated the commander of Mahim fort
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Bhadra Fort
BHADRA FORT is situated in the walled city area of Ahmedabad , India . It was built by Ahmad Shah I in 1411. With its well carved royal palaces, mosques, gates and open spaces, it was renovated in 2014 by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) as a cultural centre for the city. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History * 3 Structures * 3.1 Citadel, royal square and Teen Darwaza * 3.2 Azam Khan Sarai * 3.3 Bhadra Kali Temple * 3.4 Clock tower * 4 Redevelopment * 4.1 Recognition * 5 Gallery * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links ETYMOLOGYIt is believed the fort adopted the name Bhadra after a temple of Bhadra Kali, a form of Laxmi which was established during Maratha rule but a plaque near fort tells a different story: The Bhadra Gate - C.A.D
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Surat Castle
SURAT CASTLE, or SURAT PALACE, is a 16th century structure in the city Surat . The Ahmedabad king Sultan Mahmood-III (1538-1554) ordered its construction to defend the city from the frequent attacks that had devastated it. He entrusted the work to Safi Agha, a Turkish soldier who had been ennobled with the title of Khudawand Khan. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links HISTORYThough in context of the identity of Surat in medieval times many views have been expressed by different historians, in all the historical narratives Surat has emerged as one of the major ports of international importance on the map of the world trade. A Portuguese traveller named Barbosa during his visit to Gujarat in 1514 has described Surat as a city of great trade in all classes of merchandise, a very important seaport yielding a large revenue to the king, and frequented by many ships from Malabar and many other ports
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Narnala
NARNALA (Marathi नरनाळा), also known as "Shanur Fort", is a hill fortress in Maharashtra
Maharashtra
, India
India
, named after the Rajput
Rajput
Ruler Narnal Singh . The fort was first established in 10 A.D. by Gond Kings. In the 15th Century it was occupied and rebuilt by the Mughals , becoming one of Berar Subah 's thirteen sarkar . It consists of three small forts: Zafarabad (or Jafarabad) fort on the east, Narnala in the centre and Teliagarh to the west
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Gawilghur
GAWILGHUR (also GAWILGARH or GAWILGAD) was a well-fortified mountain stronghold of the Maratha Empire
Maratha Empire
north of the Deccan
Deccan
Plateau, in the vicinity of Melghat Tiger Reserve , Amravati District
Amravati District
, Maharashtra. It was successfully assaulted by an Anglo-Indian force commanded by Arthur Wellesley on 15 December 1803 during the Second Anglo-Maratha War . In popular culture, the campaign to take Gawilghur
Gawilghur
forms the background of the novel Sharpe\'s Fortress by Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell
, the third in a series of books covering the eponymous hero's time in the British army in India
India
during the Napoleonic era
Napoleonic era

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Udayagiri Fort
There are two forts named UDAYAGIRI FORT in South India. CONTENTS* 1 Fort in Tamil Nadu (Kanyakumari District) * 1.1 Location * 1.2 History * 1.3 Architecture * 2 References * 3 External links FORT IN TAMIL NADU (KANYAKUMARI DISTRICT) Udayagiri Fort in Kanyakumari District , Tamil Nadu , with a view of the Western Ghats and hillock within the fort. LOCATIONThe fort in Tamil Nadu is located 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) from Nagercoil in Thuckalay Town, Kanyakumari District on the Thiruvananthapuram -Nagercoil National highway at Puliyoorkurichi. This was the most important military barracks of the Travancore rulers, when Padmanabhapuram was their capital. HISTORYOriginally built in the 17th century, the fort was rebuilt by Maharaja Marthanda Varma of Travancore in the 18th century. Enclosing an area of about 90 acres (36 ha), including an isolated 260 feet (79 m), the fort contains an old foundry which was used for casting guns
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Vellore Fort
VELLORE FORT is a large 16th-century fort situated in heart of the Vellore
Vellore
city, in the state of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu
, India
India
built by Vijayanagara kings . The fort was at one time the headquarters of the Aravidu Dynasty of the Vijayanagara Empire
Vijayanagara Empire
. The fort is known for its grand ramparts, wide moat and robust masonry. The fort's ownership passed from Vijayanagara
Vijayanagara
kings, to the Bijapur sultans , to the Marathas
Marathas
, to the Carnatic Nawabs and finally to the British , who held the fort until India
India
gained independence . The Indian government maintains the fort with the Archaeological Department
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Deccan Sultanates
The DECCAN SULTANATES were five dynasties of various ethnic backgrounds ( Afghan
Afghan
, Turk , Mongol
Mongol
etc.) that ruled late medieval kingdoms , namely, Bijapur , Golkonda
Golkonda
, Ahmadnagar , Bidar
Bidar
, and Berar in south -western India
India
. The Deccan sultanates
Deccan sultanates
were located on the Deccan Plateau
Deccan Plateau
, between the Krishna River
Krishna River
and the Vindhya Range
Vindhya Range
. These kingdoms became independent during the break-up of the Bahmani Sultanate . In 1490, Ahmadnagar declared independence, followed by Bijapur and Berar in the same year. Golkonda
Golkonda
became independent in 1518 and Bidar
Bidar
in 1528
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Ahmednagar Fort
Ahmadnagar Sultanate
Ahmadnagar Sultanate
(1562-1600) Mughal Empire
Mughal Empire
(1600-1724) Hyderabad (1724-1759)
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Delhi Sultanate
The DELHI SULTANATE was a Muslim
Muslim
sultanate based mostly in Delhi
Delhi
that stretched over large parts of the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
for 320 years (1206–1526). Five dynasties ruled over the Delhi
Delhi
Sultanate sequentially: the Mamluk dynasty (1206–90), the Khalji dynasty (1290–1320), the Tughlaq dynasty (1320–1414), the Sayyid dynasty (1414–51), and the Lodi dynasty (1451–1526). The sultanate is noted for being one of the few states to repel an attack by the Mongol Empire , and enthroned one of the few female rulers in Islamic history, Razia Sultana , who reigned from 1236 to 1240. Qutb al-Din Aibak , a former Turkic Mamluk slave of Muhammad Ghori , was the first sultan of Delhi, and his Mamluk dynasty conquered large areas of northern India
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Bandhavgarh Fort
The BANDHAVGARH FORT is situated in Bandhavgarh in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh , India
India
. It is located on the Bandhavgarh hill, rising 811 meters above sea level at the centre of the Bandhavgarh National Park . It is surrounded by a large number of smaller hills separated by gently sloping valleys. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows, locally known as 'bohera'. The fort is also home to many of the endangered species of Vulture in India
India
CONTENTS * 1 Origin * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 References ORIGIN This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (February 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message )No records are available to show when Bandhavgarh fort was constructed
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Chitradurga Fort
CHITRADURGA FORT or as the British called it CHITALDOORG, is a fortification that straddles several hills and a peak overlooking a flat valley in the Chitradurga District , Karnataka
Karnataka
, India
India
. The fort's name Chitrakaldurga, which means 'picturesque fort' in Kannada , is the namesake of the town Chitradurga and its administrative district. The fort was built in stages between the 17th and 18th centuries by the dynastic rulers of the region, including the Rashtrakutas
Rashtrakutas
, Chalukyas and Hoysalas as well as the Nayakas of Chitradurga , feudal lords in the Vijayanagar Empire . The Nayakas of Chitradurga, or Palegar Nayakas, were most responsible for the expansion of the fort between the 15th and 18th centuries. They were defeated by Hyder Ali at Chitradurga in 1779
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Bekal Fort
BEKAL FORT ( Malayalam
Malayalam
: ബേക്കൽ കോട്ട), is the largest fort in Kerala
Kerala
, situated at Bekal village in Kasaragod district , Kerala
Kerala
and it is 65 km (40 mi) from Mangalore
Mangalore
city spreading over 40 acres (160,000 m2). Bakel is a popular beach View from beach West view Bakel fort The beach down the fort Extension of the fort into the sea Staircase inside the fort CONTENTS * 1 Structure * 2 Recorded history * 3 Tourism * 4 Transportation * 5 See also * 6 Notes * 7 References * 8 External links STRUCTUREAn important feature of this fort is the water-tank with its flight of steps. The fort has a tunnel opening towards the south and a magazine for keeping ammunition with broad steps leading to the Observation Tower
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