The Belgaum fort built in 13 century (Originally built by the Ratta dynasty, later fortified by Yakub Ali Khan of the Bijapur Sultanate) was well known for its unique building structure and its huge moat surrounding the fort, which made it inaccessible to the enemies. The Belgaum fort served as a bulwark against the attacks of invading armies. It steadfastly held fort as Belgaum played host to a multitude of dynasties, from the Rattas, the Vijayanagar emperors, Bijapur Sultans, Marathas and finally the British. During the freedom movement of India, Mahatma Gandhi was imprisoned here.
The inside of the fort is stretched about 1000 yards long and 800 yards broad. The fort was well built as a Military store.
This particular photo was taken from a burz (watch tower) on the Right hand side when once enters the fort from Bhartesh College.
Some more images to speak for themselves. We have a treasure with us but we never care for this as we our selves dont know about it.
The Walls most of them have fallen down but a few are still telling history
The floor of rock again,Rock Solid!!
Source : http://allaboutbelgaum.com/
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