Parola Fort

Overview:

Type:Land Fort
Location:Parola city in Parola Taluka of Jalgaon District of Maharashtra state.
District:Jalgaon

Parola is a city and a municipal council in Jalgaon district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located on the Hajira (Surat)–Dhule–Kolkatta national highway 6. The municipal council was established by the British government before the independence of India.

Parola Fort is one of the finest examples of architecture with a huge pool and designed gates. It is located on the bank of the Bori River. Like other forts in Maharashtra, here too are some elements in its architecture like bastions and ramparts, made to protect from invaders eyes. There’s hardly anything to do at the fort but one shouldn’t forget to appreciate its seven entrance doors (‘darwaja’ in Hindi); of which the main Door called as “Delhi Darwaja” is the classiest one.

History:

As per the records, the fort was built in 1727 by Great Rani of Jhansi- Lakshmi Bai’s father. Hence, Parola is believed to be the native of Rani Laxmibai. The fort is vast and measures around 160 to 130 square meters. People come here to live in the historical feel this place gives to them which was built in the early times to serve as a protection from the enemies.

Places to Visit on Fort:

Parola is mainly known for its Shree Balaji Temple, which was built 345 years ago.

Garudadhwaj is very close to Shree Balaji Temple. Every year, there is a procession for Shree Balaji which is very famous in Maharashtra and people gather to see the procession.

How to reach:

The fort is located in Parola city, approximately 47 kilometers from Jalgaon. To reach here, one can take a bus or car from Jalgaon. Even rickshaws are easily available to reach here.

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Best time to visit:

The best months for the tourists to plan a trip to Parola Fort are October, November, December, January , February and March.

Ravi

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I love history and also like to read about the history of forts in Maharashtra. Graduate from Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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