(Last Updated on : 27-08-2019)
Antur Fort is a fort near Chimnapur village
in the Aurangabad district
. The fort
is located in the remote parts of Ajanta Hills and is part of Gautala Wild Sanctuary. There are many beautiful monuments
on the fort which are very well preserved and protected by Archaeological Department of Maharashtra State.
History of Antur Fort
Antur Fort was built about the middle of the 15th century by a Maratha
Chief and was named after him. The fort remained in the possession of his descendants for about a century and was then taken by the Muslims
. Between 16th and 17th centuries, it belonged to the Nizam Shahi
which is evident from the several inscriptions in the fort. Some of the kings of this dynasty are also mentioned in the inscription.
Structure of Antur Fort
The hill on which Antur Fort stays is nearly square in shape and about a mile in circumference. It has a natural scarp about 700 ft high on three sides while on the south it has been artificially scarped. Two fines of walls, with bastions at intervals, extend round the brow of the hill at a short distance from each other and the entrance was guarded by strong teak wood gates.
Visiting Information of Antur Fort
city is just about an hour away from Antur Fort. Aurangabad Airport
is the nearest airport and Aurangabad Railway Station is the nearest railway station
to reach Antur Fort. One can hire a taxi from the airport or railway station to reach the fort.