Sunday, August 28, 2011

Ausa Fort

Marathwada Circuit- 1200 Kms, 7 forts, 2 Caves
Day 1: Pune-Madha-Paranda-Tuljapur (360 Kms)
Day 2: Dharshiv Caves
Day 3: Tuljapur-Ausa-Kharosa-Udgir-Nanded (280 Kms)
Day 4: Nanded-Kandhar-Dharur-Kunthaligiri (290 Kms)
Day 5: Kunthaligiri-Kharda-Bhadurgad AKA Dharmaveergad-Pune (265 Kms)



Type: Land Fort
Base Village: Ausa
Where:311Kms from Pune, 63Kms from Tuljapur
Route: Tuljapur-Ausa
Time visited: August 2011
Time to see around: 1 hour
How to visit: Just before you take a turn to enter Ausa off Tuljapur-Latur highway, there’s a left turn (near college) which will take directly to the fort.
Meter reading from Pune: 420 Kms

After a stay in Tuljapur we preceded to Ausa early morning. This fort is also under the control of the ASI and lot of restoration work is done.





The fort is spread over 5 hectares with a 20 feet trench around the fort which now has overgrown shurbs.






There are 2 doors to enter and are in good condition.





There are several cannons neatly lined up in the entrance.
There are 4-5 peacocks which roam merrily in tranquil surroundings.

DiwaneAam walls can be easily identified.





There are few cannon balls still in good condition.

There is a huge well in between the fort and has a lot of water and water channels underneath.






You can walk over the fortification wall completely to watch the expanse of the fort.


There are two huge canyons on the fort out of which one is about 8 feet and has Nizam Shahs name on it.



On one of the west side buruj there’s a nameplate with year mentioned as 1529 when the damaged fortifications was reconstructed.





The villagers continue to do their daily chores peacefully around.
We preceded tour next destination- Kharosa caves.

2 comments:

  1. Good & crisp photographs with proper captions & traveling data. Thank you.
    Sharad Ketkar , Mumbai

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