Bhamer Fort

Bhamer, however, is known for its fort known after the village name and more so for the caves or rather monks dwellings that are in the escarpments of the hills above the village. The fort located at the cast end of a rugged irregular range of rocky hills is divided from the rest of the range by an artificial chasm. The natural escarpment of the fort that overlooks the village has been strengthened in places by masonry constructions. Though the hill is of a considerable height, the ascent is easy and roundabout. On the southern face is the entrance leading into the fort. Inside are several cisterns of good water as also four large store rooms hollowed out of the rock. There are many ruined gateways and gates and nearly ruined towers. Time has also withered away the artificial fortifications at many places. It is supposed that the town was destroyed while punishing Kale Khan, a Muslim rebel, who had seized it in 1736. It never regained its original glory.

A remarkable feature in the fort is that its buildings are mostly underground, the escarpment being honeycombed with caves, some of them plain and shapeless, but others regular buildings with pillar-supported roofs. These caves are locally known as Gavali Raja’s houses. Some of these seem to be of great age while yet others apparently much modern. All the important caves face south-west, and are nearly on one level like the ones at Ellora (Verul) in Aurangabad district.

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Bhamer Fort Coordinates: 21°1’55″N 74°20’8″E

Bhamer:- In Sakri Taluka known for its fort and more so for the caves or rather monks dwelling that are in the escarpments of the hills above the village. A remarkable features in the fort is that its building are mostly underground, these escarpment being honey combed with caves, some of them plain and shapeless, but others regular building with pillar-supported roots. There caves are locally known as Gavali Raja’s house.

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http://www.maharashtra.gov.in/english/gazetteer/DHULIA/places_Bhamer.html

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