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Vishalgarh Fort in Kolhapur

The main attraction of Kolhapur, Vishalgarh Fort is located on the top of a hill in the Sahyadris Mountain Ranges. The fort is one of the most important forts of the Shivaji and Maratha Empire. The fort dates back to 1058 A.C. when it was built by the Shilahara ruler, Marsinh.

The fort houses different sites including Amruteshwar Temple, Shri Nrusinha Temple, Takmak Tok, Sati’s Vrindavan and Tomb of Hazrat Malik Raihan. Almost all these sites are in ruins except the tomb or Dargah. Apart from these sites, there are Samadhis which were built in the memory of Baji Prabhu Deshpande and Phulaji Prabhu Deshpande. The two laid down their lives to protect Chhatrapati Shivaji from the rule of Siddhi Johar. 

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