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Panhala Fort is located in Panhala, 20 kilometres northwest of Kolhapur in Maharashtra, India. It is strategically located looking over a pass in the Sahyadri mountain range which was a major trade route from Bijapur in the interior of Maharashtra to the coastal areas. Due to its strategic location, it was the centre of several skirmishes in the Deccan involving the Marathas, the Mughals and the British East India Company, the most notable being the Battle of Pavan Khind. Here, the queen regent of Kolhapur State, Tarabai, spenher formative years.
Visit to Panhala fort, 24 Km from Kolhapur where one comes across the history of an escape by Shivaji Maharaj from Panhala Fort to Vishal Gad with the aide Daring Baji Prabhu Deshpande and Mavalas (Soldiers). If one wishes to stay on Panhala fort their is a MTDC resort for which bookings can be done through on line portal.