Gujrat - Bhuj & White Rann of Kutch - Explore

About Bhuj:
Bhuj, formerly sacred to the snake Bhujang, was established by Rao Hamirji in 1510 and was made the capital of Cutch State by Rao Khengarji I in 1549. Its foundation stone as state capital was formally laid on Vikram Samvat 1604 Maagha 5th (approx. 25 January 1548). After 1590, when Rao was forced to acknowledge Mughal supremacy, Bhuj was known as Suleiman Nagar among Muslims. The walls were built by Rao Godji I in 1723, and the Bhujiya Fort by Devkaran Seth in Rao Deshalji I's time (1718 - 1741). Bhuj has been attacked six times. In two cases the defense was successful and in four it failed. In a attack by Sarbuland Khan in 1728, Mughal Viceroy of Gujarat, was repulsed by Rao Deshalji I, and, in 1765 Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro was, by a timely display of the strength of the fortifications, induced to withdraw. During the civil troubles of the reign of the Rao Rayadhan III, Bhuj was thrice taken, by Meghji Seth in 1786, by Hansraj in 1801, and by Fateh Muhammad in 1808. On the 26th March 1819, the hill fort of Bhujia was captured by a British detachment under Sir William Keir. **** Source Wikipedia
 
About Kutch:
Kutch literally means something which intermittently becomes wet and dry; a large part of this district is known as Rann of Kutch which is shallow wetland which submerges in water during the rainy season and becomes dry during other seasons. The same word is also used in the languages of Sanskrit origin for a tortoise. The Rann is famous for its marshy salt flats which become snow white after the shallow water dries up each season before the monsoon rains. The district is also famous for ecologically important Banni grasslands with their seasonal marshy wetlands which form the outer belt of the Rann of Kutch. Kutch District is surrounded by the Gulf of Kutch and the Arabian Sea in south and west, while northern and eastern parts are surrounded by the Great and Little Rann (seasonal wetlands) of Kutch. The district is well connected by road, rail and air. Being close to international border, Kutch has an army and air force base.****  Source Wikipedia
 
 

Salota Fort In Maharashtra:

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 4986  ft

Range: Balaghat

Grade: Medium

District: Nashik

Food: One has arrange for their own

Water: Available

Accommodation: Nil

Time: 45 min from Waghambe cleft.

salota fort

About: The north - south range of the Sahyadri starts from Baalgan Baaglana in Nashik district. The range starting from north is called Selbari or Dolbari range. Mangi-Tungi Pinnacles, Nhavigad falls into the Selbari range while Salher, Mulher, Moragad, Hargad, Salota forts fall in the Dolbari range.

Salher Fort:

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 5140 ft

Range: Selbari-Dolbari

District: Nashik

Grade: Medium

Food: Arrange Of its own

Water: Available

Accommodation: Can stay in the caves on the top o the fort.

About: Salher is the highest fort in Maharashtra which offers spectacular views of the Baglan mountain range in Nashik. This fort has a good historic importance.

 Alang and Madan Fort In Maharashtra:

Summary:

Height: 4852 - 4841 - 4822 ft

Region: Igatpuri - Kalsubai

Grade: 10/10

Endurance: High

Accommodation: Two caves are there for accommodation.

Food: Villager can provide 

Water: Available

About Alang fort:

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Alang Fort (also Alangad) is a fort in Nashik district, Maharashtra, India. It is one of the three forts, the others being Madangad and Kulang, in the Kalsubai range of the Western Ghats. They are the most difficult to reach forts in Nasik District. A dense forest cover make these treks difficult. These three forts are a little neglected due to very heavy rains in the area and a difficult confusing path to the fort.

Bhamer Fort In Maharashtra:

Type: Hill Fort

Height: 2500 ft

Range: Galna

Grade: Medium

Accommodation: Available

Food: Not Available, Have to arrange of its own

District:Dhule

bhamer fort

About: Bhamer is well known for its underground caves which are known as Gavali Raja's House. These caves are located in the escarpments of the hills with some are honeycombed, some of them are plain and shapeless, but others are regular buildings with pillar-supported roofs.