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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Nirman Parkar2.1/5

9 reviews

Good Fort but there is no proper maintenance

This is one Fort located in the midst of Solapur City. There is nothing much to brag about the Fort. Though the area is pretty big and mostly converted in a park for kids. There is no proper maintenance done here. And there charge Rs. 5/- for entry as it is considered as archeological excavation site. If one wants to chill, relax and enjoy cool breeze, this is certainly a place to visit for.

Datta Sutar3.6/5

1 review

Solapur one of the beautiful place

Very nice to Qila for one of the best option in Solapur. It is built before 1000 years ago. Near the Qila there is a devoted temple of the God Shri Siddharameshwar. It is very beautiful and most famous in Maharashtra and Karnataka. People from all over the parts of Maharashtra come to Solapur for the fair in the month of January. Festival is arranged at the time of Makar Sankranti.

Prakash Manjrekar3.2/5

60 reviews

The fort has some ruined structures inside

Solapur Fort (Bhuikot) is situated on the west bank of the Siddheshwar lake, in the south-west corner of the Solapur city. It was built during the period of rule under the Bahamani Dynasty in the medieval times the 14th Century AD.This Fort was occupied in 1668 by the Marathas and later by Nizam. Emperor Aurangzeb resided on this fort for a year between 1685-86 AD. Silver Coins have been found from his mint here. Between 1795 and 1818, this fort was in the hands of the Maratha Rulers. Bajirao Peshwa II lived on the fort. The British defeated him by attacking Solapur in May, 1818.It is irregular oblong shaped, fortified by a double row ramparts and wall with a 30m wide moat surrounding the fort on three sides. Inside the fort, has a number of ruined structures eg. Shiva Temple, Old Muhammadan building, Mosque & powder magazine building. The fort is now in a dilapidated condition though the walls and twenty six bastions are still standing. Mahakali gate, small pond near Siddheshwar Lake, Hanuman and Jacha towers are in good condition. Unmarried Brahman boy was buried alive under Mahakali Tower and a pregnant woman was buried alive under Jacha Tower. There was Narbali (Human Sacrifice) done in for standing these towers (story as per Gazetteers Department).

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Chandranath Shirwaiker3.6/5

73 reviews

The fort walls are in good condition

This fort is constructed on the ground and hence called Bhuikot Killa. It was built by the Adilshah then captured by Shivaji Maharaj and later by the Mughals. The remparts and the walls are in good condition with some crumpled walls. It has two sets of walls and a moat around.There are two gardens outside along the walls of this fort and one inside the fort. People were practicing Yoga for the 21st Yoga day. We went up the rempart the highest point in the fort and had a grand view of the Siddheshwar temple across the lake.We went along the Bastion for different views but had restrictions as some part of the fort was not safe to go by. There was some board I could not understand the details but the place mentioned was inaccessible.We saw a Shiva temple where the lingam was below the temple level. There were two entrances from the lake side which looked like the Maha Darwaja. There was an Hemadpanthi pavilion with no deities. The walls of the fort are picturesque and Shivaji's brand symbol was prominently on the wall.

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Hayat Jahagirdar3.9/5

24 reviews

Just an average place to visit with family

The fort is said to be the iconic place to visit in Solapur. The garden surrounding the fort is very spacious for friends and family. The defence of fort can be clearly seen on the stones in this fort.

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