Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mahakoot, Devgiri Fort

The Devgiri Fort is one of the most complex and intricate forts of India  The defense system consists of two moats, three encircling fortification walls, bastions at regular intervals, zigzag and lofty gates with spikes.



The combination of Hill and Land fort is divided into small sectors encircled by fortification walls. 



The second line of defence management is known as Mahakoot was made complicated by construction of four distinct lines of enclosure walls with innumerable, small and bastions of single, double and triple storied rampant which would have to be scrambled before main entrance is reached.



The outer wall of the fort is 5 k.m in circumference, has an average height between 6 to 9 mts and 2 to 3 mts in thickness. In every interval there are strong chambers that serve both as guardrooms as well as stores for ammunition.



The area consists of noteworthy monuments like the Saraswati Step well, Hathi Hauz, Bharatmata Mandir, Chand Minar and ruins of palaces.

37 comments:

krishna said...

really amazing!!! i found that you are very interested in digging up the history and architecture of the forts in india. I request you to find out the history of the palaces in west bengal. in bengal you won't get forts(one 2-3 are there apart from fort William), but numerous palaces are there, which are neglected and unknown, but rich of history. :)

Al said...

That is an imposing fort, your photos get across its bulk very well.

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nice :)

ladyfi said...

Nice composed and framed!

George said...

This looks like a marvelous place to visit. I find old forts to be absolutely fascinating.

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful pics! :)

Carver said...

Looks like a very interesting place to visit.

Sylvia K said...

A powerful looking fort, but such peaceful and beautiful blue skies make a great combination!! Terrific captures as always, Rajesh!! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

This very informative...

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF,Rajesh!
Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

AmitAag said...

Great pics, Rajesh!
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Poorna and Brinda said...

Nice pictures of the fort. Thanks for sharing

Leovi said...

Impressive ... I like these beautiful photos, excellent framing.

Zuzana said...

Looks like a very strong hold, almost a fairy tale castle.;)
Have a great weekend,
xoxo

eileeninmd said...

Co9ol looking fort! Great shots! Have a happy weekend!

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressive place, lots of history there and I love all pictures!
Léia

Jeevan said...

Fort looks very strong and secure! Marvelous photos.

sceneoftranquility said...

this fort looks so solid.

Indrani Ghose said...

I still remember the climb. Great shots!

Karen said...

Terrific shots. I really like the composition of the 2nd one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is very well fortified and beautiful too. I love the last picture...arches make a very interesting photograph!

Barb said...

Rajesh - I would get lost in there! So much stone and so many passageways!

Annemor said...

Beautiful photos, but, I'd be lost in few seconds, there.
Have a nice day.
Mormor

Margaret Gosden said...

Shadows enhance the dramatic building structures - very captivating!

MyMaracas said...

With so many layers of protection, I have to wonder ... did any enemies ever make it in?

Vane M. said...

Gosto da arquitetura indiana...a sombra realça as formas. Um abraço!

shooting star said...

Forts (especially lesser known ones) fascinate me.....but where is this located???


like the photography!!

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Chubby Chieque said...

A beautiful treasure in India. Love every sight.

TY for sharing.
/CC girl

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the magnificent fort.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Wow! Very impressive. I wonder how many guards manned the fort?
Happy Blue Monday!

SmilingSally said...

I'm sure the people were safe in this fort. Thanks for sharing your blue sky. Please leave a comment for me.

Happy Blue Monday, Rajesh.

Annesphamily said...

Oh the photos are lovely. I always enjoy a nice story with my blog hopping. Thank you and enjoy the week.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Looking at your photos makes me wish that I can visit India someday.

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I have bookmark it. Just like all photos of the fort.

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D. Prabhu said...

Amazing post :)

Roohi Bhatnagar said...

Amazing Blog.. Keep up the good work :)

a Rat said...

great shots..