Panhala

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Panhala

  1. 1. पन्हाळा Elevation 754 m (2473 ft) ( ) Panhalgad Location Kolhapur (30 min drive)
  2. 2. Panhala The Forts of Maharashtra played an important role in the emerging Maratha Empire.  p y p g g p They were the strongholds which made our history glorious.One such fort which  witnessed some dramatic events in the life of Shivaji Maharaj was Panhalgad. The fort was built during the regime of the First Shilahar king Bhoj Nrupsingh. In the  olden days it was ruled by people of tribal caste Nag and was known as Pannnagralya.  After the assassination of Afzalkhan, Shivaji Maharaj took advantage of weakening of  , j j g g Adilshahi and won Panhalgad in just 18 days (on 28th November 1659). It was further  captured by Adilshah, but the Marathas regained the fort. On 2nd March 1660, Siddhi Johar set the siege to Panhalgad. We are aware of the famous incidence where Shivaji  Maharaj crossed the Ghod Khind and went to Vishalgad. At that time Panhalgad was  captured by Siddhi Johar. In 1673, Kondaji Farjand captured the fort with just 60  soldiers. In 1710, Panhalagd became the capital of Kolhapur. It was captured by British  in 1844. The fort has a great history and trekkers have a lot to learn from that. i 1844 Th f h hi d kk h l l f h
  3. 3. Tabak Van Udyan Sajja Kothi Rajwada Pusati Buruj Bus Stand Someshwar Khokad Talao Talao Ambarkhana Tin Darwaja Baji Prabhu Chauk From  Kolhapur
  4. 4. Guha begins his storyline as Mahalkshmi Express left from Mumbai for Kolhapur
  5. 5. Anil, Rajeev, Sandesh and Amar listening to Guha
  6. 6. Thanks to Amar, we got down one station before Kolhapur at Hatkanangale
  7. 7. Guha, Rajeev, Sandesh, Anil, Amar
  8. 8. Taking a bus to Kolhapur
  9. 9. In a small lodge (guest house) near Mahalakshmi Temple for bathe
  10. 10. Mahalkshmi Temple
  11. 11. Mahalkshmi Temple
  12. 12. To bus stand
  13. 13. Breakfast of Misal Pav - a Kolhapur Speciality
  14. 14. Bus to from Kolhapur to Jyotiba Temple
  15. 15. Jyotiba Devasthan
  16. 16. Panhala Village Bus Stand
  17. 17. Someshwar Temple seen behind
  18. 18. Someshwar (Shiv)
  19. 19. In a 'Khanawal' near bus stand for Thaali - Never miss the Mutton Kaala here
  20. 20. Guha smiling in anticipation
  21. 21. Sandesh
  22. 22. Muton Thali - Pandhara & Tambda Rassa, Mutton Kaala, Mutton Masala and Roti
  23. 23. Ready to strike Panhalgad
  24. 24. Amar is very happy
  25. 25. Sajja Kothi or Sadar-E-Mahal where Sambhaji was under house arrest
  26. 26. View from Sajja Kothi
  27. 27. Vaagh Darwaja leading to Tabak Van Udyan - Botanical Garden
  28. 28. We are here, says the board
  29. 29. Vishalgad
  30. 30. RAJEEV
  31. 31. RAJEEV
  32. 32. GUHA
  33. 33. GUHA
  34. 34. AMAR
  35. 35. AMAR
  36. 36. AMAR
  37. 37. ANIL
  38. 38. SANDESH
  39. 39. SANDESH
  40. 40. SANDESH flexing muscles
  41. 41. RATNAKAR
  42. 42. RATNAKAR
  43. 43. RATNAKAR
  44. 44. Common Langur
  45. 45. Chhatrapati Tararani palace - now a government office
  46. 46. Rajwada or palace Place where elephants fight
  47. 47. A Temple of Shivaji Maharaj
  48. 48. The palace A well situated close to Palace
  49. 49. AMBARKHANA (The Granaries)
  50. 50. Imposing Arches of 'Ambarkhana'
  51. 51. Yeh Hai Younistan Meri Jaan...
  52. 52. Oriental Magpie Robin
  53. 53. Darugola Kothar (Ammunition Storage)
  54. 54. Darugola Kothar (Ammunition Storage)
  55. 55. Tin Darwaja (The Gateway in the west)
  56. 56. Well inside Teen Darwaja
  57. 57. marks of bomb attacks made by Siddhi Johar
  58. 58. marks of bomb attacks made by Siddhi Johar
  59. 59. marks of bomb attacks made by Siddhi Johar
  60. 60. View from outside Teen Darwaja
  61. 61. Andhar Bawadi (Dark Well) built by Abu Yusuf of Adilshah Sultanate
  62. 62. Inside View of Andhar Bawadi Residential place This floor has a byway to get out of the fort in state of any crisis Natural water storage at the lowest level
  63. 63. View from the terrace of Andhar Bawadi
  64. 64. View from fort wall near Andhar Bawadi Teen Dawaja
  65. 65. Bajiprabhu Deshpande Chauk
  66. 66. Bajiprabhu Deshpande helped Shivaji escape to Vishalgad when Siddhi Johar surrounded Panhalgad for several months
  67. 67. Sambhaji Mandir
  68. 68. A Well behind the temple
  69. 69. Entrance to the Well
  70. 70. Sambhaji Maharaj
  71. 71. A Temple opposite Sambhaji Mandir
  72. 72. Kalavantin Mahal
  73. 73. Entrance to Panhalgad
  74. 74. View from Kalavantin Mahal of the village below
  75. 75. Kalavantin Mahal Wall of the fort in ruins
  76. 76. View from Kalavantin Mahal
  77. 77. PARASHAR RISHI'S CAVE
  78. 78. NAGAZARI - Source of yearlong supply of water
  79. 79. Vollyball is very common here and played by all - young and old
  80. 80. Back to Kolhapur station to catch Mahalxmi Express
  81. 81. ANIL & GUHA
  82. 82. SANDESH & AMAR
  83. 83. RAJEEV
  84. 84. Chatrapati Tararani
  85. 85. Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
  86. 86. Un spoilt Un hurried Un touched Un confined Un expected Un conquered Un paralleled Un paralleled Un matched Un stressed Un stressed Un limited Standing as silent sentinels to history are the 350‐odd forts of Maharashtra. Beaten by  g y y the sea waves, lashed at by the torrential Deccan rains, or scorched in the blazing sun,  stand imposing ramparts and crumbling walls , the last lingering memories of  Maharashtra's martial times. Nowhere in the country would you encounter such a  profusion of forts. And such variety. Sited on an island, or guarding the seas or among  the Sahyadri hills, whose zig‐zag walls and rounded bastions sit like a scepter and  crown amidst hills turned mauve. 

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