(विसापुर फोर्ट पुणे) visapur fort pune || Journey Weblog



(विसापुर फोर्ट पुणे) visapur fort pune ||

It’s positioned in Pune district, 9 to 10 km from Malavli Railway station out of which 5 km is steep highway. It has an elevation of 1084 meters above sea degree.
It’s constructed on the identical plateau as Lohagad

It was constructed throughout 1713-1720 CE by Balaji Vishwanath, the primary Peshwa of Maratha Empire. Visapur fort was constructed a lot later than Lohagad however the histories of the 2 forts are intently linked.
In 1818, when decreasing the Peshwa’s forts, the power of Lohagad and its fame because the treasury of the Maratha kingdom, prompted the English to make particular preparations for its assault. A detachment of 380 European and 800 native troopers, with a battering prepare, summoned from Konkan, had been joined by artillery from Chakan, and two different British battalions. On four March 1818, Visapur was attacked and occupied.
Making use of its greater elevation and proximity to Lohagad, the British troops arrange their cannons on Visapur and bombarded Lohagad, forcing the Marathas to flee. Thus, in 1818, Lohagad-Visapur was taken over by the British in 1818 AD and positioned below the command of a Colonel Prother. Contemplating, the strategic significance of Visapur, each the north (Konkan) and the south (Deccan) gateways had been blown up, and besides a number of huts, nothing was left standing. In distinction, most of Lohagad fort continues to be intact

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