Bankot Fort, Diveagar Overview

Situated in Bagmandala close to Diveagar about 4 km away, Bankot Fort is place for history buffs. It is said that the fort was captured by the Portuguese from Adil Shah in 1545 and was later acquired by Marathas.

Also known as Himmat Garh, the fort even today stands in its full glory though what remain of it are only its ruins. The place is also famed for an opportunity for its tourists of exploring the northern region of the bay. Gajanan Temple is also featured by the fort located just at its entrance called Mahadarwaja and is adorned with an ornamented balcony displaying arches. One can also see a graveyard lying in the outer regions of the fort. The graves comprises of vertical pillars as headstones and marble inscriptions.

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