History of Kamalgad Fort
The origin of the fortress is unknown. During the reign of the rulers of the Maratha Empire, Kamalgad Fort, Pandavgad Fort and other forts located in the region were maintained by a manager or Mokasaddar from Bijapur. Later the fortress was ceded to a detachment of British East India Company that was led by Major Thatcher in April 1818. During the reign of the British administration, the structure was utilized to execute prisoners of war.
Architecture of Kamalgad Fort
Kamalgad Fort covers a total area of around 4 acres and is bounded by steep rock. The fort area doesn't consist of any walls and ramparts. Moreover there are no ruins of any buildings or any other structures in the vicinity. The site does not include any gateway either is uncommon for a fort in this territory. Probably the altitude and steep rock around the structure provided enough protection to the fort. However there is a hole which on the top which was perhaps used as a water cistern or a well.
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