Not only Rajasthan but Maharashtra is also blessed with so many royal palaces built by the Maharajas before India’s independence. The Royal Families of Maharashtra have spent good amount to build their royal palaces aka official residence of the royal families. It’s now difficult for any royal families to build these types of royal palaces.
5 Beautiful Royal Palaces and Forts in Maharashtra Everyone Should Visit
1. The Aga Khan Palace, Pune
The Aga Khan Palace is actually not belongs to any royal family who have ruled in the Maharashtra or any other parts of India. The palace was built by Sultan Muhammed Shah Aga Khan III in Pune to do charity work and build the masterpiece. However, the palace was never used by the Aga Khan himself or any other family members. The building is considered as one of the marvels of India. The palace consist of many historical events and memories. Mahatma Gandhi, Kasturba Gandhi, Mahadev Desai and Sarojini Naidu were served as prisoners in this palace.
2. Shaniwar Wada Fort, Pune
Shaniwar Wada Fort is one of the largest royal palaces in Maharashtra. However, the palace is unoccupied by the royal families. According to a few websites and blogs, Shaniwar Wada Fort is considered as one of the most haunted places in Maharashtra and probably in India. There is a long story about this fort. However, there is no problem in visiting during day time. It’s a beautiful palace with marvels architecture and considered as one one of the masterpiece royal palaces in Maharashtra.
3. Jadhavgarh Fort, Pune
Jadhavgarh Fort is a beautiful palace and fort, located just 7 km from Malhargad Hill Fort. Right now, the fort and palace is converted into royal heritage hotel and you would have excellent stay in the beautiful and historical building. The palace is constructed on a land of 25 acres and now considered as one of the most important weekend getaways from Pune. It’s a perfect family holiday for the people of Maharashtra. I would say, it is one of the most beautiful royal palaces in Maharashtra.
4. Sinhagad Fort, Pune
Sinhagad Fort or Sinhgarh Fort is one of the most beautiful royal fortress in Maharashtra. It is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Pune. This fort is an important place where many battles were fought. The most important battle, “The Battle of Sinhagad” was fought in 1671. Right now, it’s a good place to hangout with your friends, family members and your loved one.
5. Akola Fort, Akola
Akola Fort is a nice place to hangout with your friends. It is one of the most important and historical forts in Maharashtra. This fort forms the major fortifications of the Akola district, Maharashtra, India. The fort was built in 1697 by Asad Khan and stones were used as the main materials. It is one of the most important and historical forts in Maharashtra.
Article Title: 5 Beautiful Royal Palaces and Forts in Maharashtra Everyone Should Visit
Article last re-published on June 3, 2018.