Naldurg is a city and a municipal council in Osmanabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

King Nal built a fort. This is famous for the Two chanal of Overflow Units of the dam Known As NAR(MALE) And MADI(FEMALE)beautiful sean when the dam get overflowed in rainy season and the water flows through these units.Sardar Vallabh patel attacks to free this place from cluthces of Nizam.

Tulja Bhavani, revered deity of Maharashtra, at whose feet Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj received inspiration to establish Hindvi Swaraj, is at Tuljapur is in this district in which Shree Sant Goroba was born. Naldurg fort is an architectural marvel and its palace below water attracts tourists and researchers alike, even after five centuries. The Osmanabad goat is a tough breed, always in demand by farmers across the country. Umarga and Sastoor were uprooted in the massive earthquake of 1993. They have risen again from the ruins, just like Phoenix, highlighting the courage the people of the district
It was under the Nizam rule bordering the state of Hyderabad until 1948.

Naldurg which was formerly a district headquarter is situated about 50 Kms south-east of Osmanabad. The fort which is an interesting place has enclosed a surface of a knoll or plantain of basalt rock which is jutted out into the valley or raving of the small river Bori. Along the rest of the cliff on three sides ran fortifications. bastion firmly built out have deseed basalt and are large enough to carry heavy guns. The entire circumference is about a mile and a half. The interior portion is covered with ruined walls and a half, the interior portion is covered with ruined walls and a vide road running up to the center. The fort has many bastions amongst which are Upli Buruj, which is the height point in the fort Paranda Buruj , Nagar Buruj, Sangam Buruj, Sangram Buruj, Bands Buruj, Pune Buruj, etc.

Inside the fort there are remains of the walls and some of the building such a Barood kotha, Baradari, Ambarkhana, Rangaan mahal, Jali etc. Though the buildings are in ruins the remains give a impression that there night have been at one time the specious buildings, There are two tanks in the fort known as Machali guns amongst which important are the “Hathi Toph” and Magar Toph”, The Hathi Darwaza and the Hurmukh and the Hurmukh Darwaza are the main gates of the fort.

The most interesting building which connects the fort and the Ranmandala is the dam constructed across the Bori river, the dam and the” Pani Mahal, which is built in the middle of the dam were constructed during the reign of Ibrahim Adil shah II. The fort is said to have been originally built by a Hindu Raja who was a vassal of the Chalukya kings of Kalyani. It was latter included in the dominions of the Bahamanis and was subsequently taken over by the Adil Shahi kings of Bijapur, from whom it passed in the hands of Mughalain the year 1686.A.D.

Location info:

Address:Osmanabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
District: Osmanabad district
Nearest City: Mumbai/Pune.
Best time to visit: Any Time


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The Naldurg fort is one of the important ground fort in Marathawada region. It represents a fine example of the medieval architectural style.

The local tradition believes that the fort was built by Nalaraja (The King Nala). The fort and the city is named after him. The fort is said to have been built in the period of the CHALUKYA kings of Kalyani. Later from A.D.1351 to A.D.1480 in the period of BAHAMANI kings and in A.D. 1558 Adil shahi rulers constructed the massive fortification wall of the fort. In A.D. 1613 IBRAHIM ADILSHAH II built the wier on the river BORI and constructed PANI MAHAL.

The main entrance gate of the fort is known as HULMUKH DARWAZA. The protective walls have massive 114 BASTIONS the chief bastion are named as PARANDA, UPLI, SANGRAM & NAV BURUJ. UPLI BURUG is the highest place in the fort. Cannons are also placed on these bastions till today.

These canons have figures of elephant and crocodile and are therefore called HATHI THOP & MAGAR THOP. There are some old buildings still standing in good condition.


Interesting things to do:

Can take lots of photos of the beautiful place.

Interesting things to Visit:

The interior portion of the fort is enclosed within ruined walls. There are many bastions in the fort. The Upli Buruj is the highest point in the fort. There are several buildings in the fort which are now in ruins. The dam constructed across the Boru River which connects the fort and the Ranamandala, is worth visiting. The dam and the Pani Mahal were constructed during the reign of Ibrahim Adil Shah II.

Mobile range info:

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:From Bombay to Naldurg
Nearest Airport:Osmanabad Airport /Sholapur Airport
Road Transport:Pune to Hyderabad

Nearest Visiting places:

  • Tuljapur
  • Naldurg fort

Nearest Petrol Pump:

At the nearest city or the way Bombay or Pune.


At Nearest City

Things to carry:

Mineral water bottles, food, first aid kit,camera and so on

Tips & Suggestions:

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:100
Nearest Hospital:At the Nearest City.
Society/Community Phone Number