The Fortress of Pratapgad was completed in 1656 under the

The Fortress of Pratapgad was completed in 1656 under the

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The Fortress of Pratapgad was completed in 1656 under the orders of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji. The construction of the hilltop stronghold turned out to be an inspired piece of strategy, as just three years later it played a pivotal role in the Battle of Pratapgad, a turning point for the fledgling Maratha. In the 1650s, the young Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ordered his peshwa, or prime minister, Moropant Trimbak Pingle, to oversee the construction of a strategic fort in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. Built on a high spur and completed in 1656, the new two-level fort of Pratapgad (meaning β€œValour Fort”) was ideally placed to defend the banks of the Nira and Koyna rivers and the strategic Par pass. Photographer Unknown: DM for Credit or Removal. You can also follow me at @collectivespark #history #ww #art #travel #photography #architecture #love #nature #culture #photooftheday #s #travelphotography #instagood #historia #heritage #museum #historical #instagram #worldwar #india #memes #vintage #italy #war #picoftheday #ig #europe #historymemes #follow #sunday

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