Raja Bhoj constructed Ajinkyatara Fort on one of the Sahyadri mountains which consist of seven mountain ranges, that was built in the 16th century. The elevation of this fort is 3,300 feet. It was initially named after the son of Aurangzeb, Ajim. The name of this fort was changed from ‘Ajimtara’ to ‘Ajinkyatara’ by Narayan Hari Apte, a Marathi Novelist. It is the most historic places in Maharashtra and one of the best tourist spot in the district of Satara.
The Ajinkyatara fort gives an astonishing panoramic view of the whole of Satara City. The Fort is protected by 4-metre high fortification. There are two gates: the main gate placed at the north-west and a small gate at the south-east. There are various temples devoted to Indian deities such as Lord Shankar, Lord Hanuman and Devi Mangalai. Visitors be a guest of this fort for mountaineering, trekking and hiking.
The best time to visit Ajinkyatara fort is from November to February. It is situated at a distance of 5 kms from Satara, 58 kms from Mahabaleshwar. The top of the fort is directly accessible by any private vehicle too. The nearest junction is the Satara Junction.
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