History of Vasota Fort
Vasota Fort is attributed to the Kolhapur Shilahara Chief Bhoja II of Panhala. The fort always remained with Marathas, Shirkes and Mores in 16th century. Shivaji Maharaj incorporated the fort into Swarajya in 1655 during the conquest of Javli. In 1818 the British bombarded the fort with heavy artillery, destroying many buildings on Vasota and looted property worth 5 lakh.
Structure of Vasota Fort
Vasota Fort is in dilapidated condition and is overgrown. The remnants of Shree Mahadev Mandir and the plinth of a huge ‘Sadar’ (discussion place) are there. It is a protected natural reserve.
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