The mighty fort of Sinhagad (Part III)

Continued from The Mighty  Fort of Sinhagad (Part II). For the previous part click here.

The fort of Sinhagad has been around for centuries. The plaque installed on the fort mentions the year 1482. That probably means the fort was built sometime before that. Most of the fort is now in ruins. The walls are crumbling but they have not  lost their grandeur. The entrance to the fort still stands strong and proud.

The fort has been constructed in such a way that there are a number of nooks and canaries where men could hide in case of an attack.

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This slope for instance. Notice the railing at the top? One assumes that there a path way  or something up there. But, in reality…

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Once you reach that level, you will notice this narrow entrance, which leads to…

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This area. This area is big enough that about fifty sixty men can easily hide here to ambush the enemy. And beyond this…

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You find this. These are natural caves in the rocks of mountains where they used to stable their horses.

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The house like structure in this photograph is the armory where they stored their ammunition. The armory is located at such a strategic point that enemy could never launch a cannon ball attack on it. The view from the armory is…

intex-cloud-swift_20170120_163436 The slopes are so steep that it would be impossible for the enemy cannon to reach there in order to mount an attack.

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This photograph give a better picture of the view of the slope that leads to the stables from the armory.

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The walls of the armory are extremely thick. This wall will give you a better estimate of the thickness of the walls of the armory.

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The fort has still got the feel. The wall in this photograph has its own tale I am sure. I felt as if, if I sit there long enough the wall will start narrating its tale to me. Creepy thought! But it is true. Every pebble, every rock, every tree has its own tale. As if they are just waiting for you to hear them out.

If you let your imagination run wild, then you can almost hear the war cries of “HAR HAR MAHADEV”. You can almost imagine the brave Maratha swords clashing. The fort feels alive with history. I have goosebumps  and I am shivering as I write this post.

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