History of Patta Fort
The Patta Fort was built during the period of Bahmani Sultanate but after their fall, the fort was captured by the Nizams of Ahmednagar. In the year 1627, the Patta Fort was captured by the Mughals. And in between the period of 1672 to 1675, the fort passed hands between Moropant Pingale, the Mughals and again under Pingale.
The Patta Fort used to be at the border of the Swarajya and was briefly under the rule of the Maratha Emperor Shivaji but was again captured by the Mughals in 1688. Around the time of 1761, the Patta Fort came under the control of the Peshwas and by 1818, the fort was finally under British administration. Currently in a state of ruins, the Patta Fort is preserved and maintained by the Government of India.
Places of Attraction in Patta Fort
The trek to the Patta Fort is comparatively easy than the other forts in Maharashtra. On the premises of the fort, there is the Patta Devi temple, which was built by the local villagers. The fort also has a shrine of Shri Laxmangiri Maharaj in the caves near the village of Pattawadi. The forest department with the help of villages has developed the pathways, steps and gazebo on the fort.
Visiting Information on Patta Fort
The nearest railway station is at Nashik at a distance of almost 55 km from the fort and the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the closest at a distance of 165 km from the Patta Fort.
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