History of Malegaon Fort
In 1740, this fort was constructed by Naro Shankar Raje Bahadur, the general of Peshwa. Many craftsmen were brought from Surat and northern India to build the fort. It took about 25 years to build the fort. After the fall of Trymbak Fort in 1818, this fort was besieged by the British East India Company.
Structure of Malegaon Fort
The Malegaon Fort is in good condition. The height of the inner wall is nearly 60 feet and has 9 bastions in it. The fort has lofty entrance doors. The thickness of the walls is about 6 feet. There are two cannons at the entrance door. There is a hexagonal well inside the fort.
Visiting Information of Malegaon Fort
Malegaon Fort is located in the midst of Malegaon town. It is close to the Ramsetu Bridge. The fort is open to the public between 10 am – 5 pm.
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