Ambagad Fort, which punishes prisoners, suffers the punishment due to lack of basic facilities and negligence by the administration.
Ambagad Fort is 15 km from Tumsar, 45 km from the district headquarters and 100 km from the city of Nagpur, the vice capital of the state.
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Tejas Mohture, Bhandara: The demand for conservation and preservation of government forts (Maharashtra Government) is in progress but in fact the reality is different. About three hundred years ago, Bhandara (bhandara) Ambagad in Tumsar taluka district (embassy) here, a fort was built by King Gond Bakht Buland Shah on a hill in the Satpura range. This fort bears witness to history and was used to house important political prisoners. But looking at the current state of the fort, we see that the fort itself is taking a punishment.
Important political prisoners were held in this fort
Ambagad Fort is 15 km from Tumsar, 45 km from the district headquarters and 100 km from the city of Nagpur, the vice capital of the state. The fort was founded in 1690 by Gond Raja Bakht Buland Shah. The height of this fort is 1500 (460 m) feet from the ground. The extension of this fort is ten acres and this fort is on a hill. The fort is located on the southern hill of Satpura Mountain. After the decline of Gond power, the fort of Ambagad came under the control of the Nagpurkar Bhoslas. After that, the fort finally came under British control. Looking at the defense structure of this fort, it was considered a very important fort in this area. It is recorded in this history that important political prisoners were held in this fort.
The fort has cracks in all the right places and…
Meanwhile, the saddha recorded in history is damaged due to administrative neglect. The fort has cracks in all the right places and the archeology department is not ready to pay attention to it. The metro to Ambagad fort was said to be from Ramtek. But its existence here is not obvious. Tourists say that if they are not taken care of in time, this fort will accumulate history. Meanwhile, tourists are demanding that the fort be rehabilitated.