Rajmachi

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Rajmachi

Udhewadi
village
Rajmachi Fort
Rajmachi Fort
Maharashtra locator map.svg
Rajmachi is located in Maharashtra
Rajmachi
Rajmachi
Location in Maharashtra, India
Rajmachi is located in India
Rajmachi
Rajmachi
Rajmachi (India)
Coordinates: 18°49′33″N 73°23′44″E / 18.825799°N 73.3955267°E / 18.825799; 73.3955267Coordinates: 18°49′33″N 73°23′44″E / 18.825799°N 73.3955267°E / 18.825799; 73.3955267
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictPune District
TalukasMaval
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Nearest cityLonavala
Lok Sabha constituencyLonavala
Shiva Temple, Rajmachi Village

Rajmachi Fort (Killa) is one of the many historical forts in the rugged hills of Sahyadri mountains (Western Ghats). It consists of two twin fortresses Shriwardhan Ballekilla and Manaranjan Balekilla, with a wide machi (plateau) surrounding the two Balekillas. Udhewadi is a small village of about 22 houses situated on the machi, at the southern foot of Manaranjan Balekilla of Rajmachi Fort.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The fort played a strategic role in the First Anglo-Maratha War.[1]

Rajmachi Fort has been declared as a protected monument.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Naravane, M.S. (2014). Battles of the Honorourable East India Company. A.P.H. Publishing Corporation. p. 60. ISBN 9788131300343.
  2. ^ "List of the protected monuments of Mumbai Circle district-wise" (PDF).