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Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ausa land fort is located in the village of Ausa in the Latur district in Maharashtra.
Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra


Fortification and Bastions (Old and New) at Ausa Fort in Ausa Village in Latur district in Maharashtra
After visiting the Dharashiv Caves we traveled per directions provided by Google maps to reach Ausa Fort. We traveled for around 70 KM to reach Ausa Fort base. We parked the car near the main road and from there walked to the fort premises.
There is no entry fee to see the fort, but the fort timings are from 9 AM to 5PM.
Darwaza to Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
Similar to Paranda Fort and Fort Aguada, Ausa Fort too has a moat around it due to the short height of the fort walls.
Cannon at Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
Cannon at Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
The fortification near the Main Entrance of the fort is very unusual.  A ramp has been created of stone so that one can reach the Fort.
Cannon balls and stone sculptures at Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
The fort walls have got small openings in them, I guess it was used for defense purposes. The Main Darwaza or Door has been redone, the varnish on it is so bright that it stands out. 
Darwaza's within Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
A tiny passage surrounded by fort walls with Jarokha (overhanging enclosed balcony)  lead one within the fort premises.
A couple of broken stone sculptures and cannon balls can be seen on the way.
Ariel view of Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
On a podium are placed 9 small sized cannons. There is a cannon ball in the mouth of one of the cannons. After crossing another Darwaza we finally enter the fort premises.
Rooms within the fort premises at Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
Well within Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
Not sure what this structure painted in white is near the fort bastion.
The fort is under renovation, as there are people working within the fort  premises.
Bastion at Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
Like always the best way to explore the fort is to walk on the fort walls. We did the same. The fort walls have also been redone.
The fort bastions have cannons placed on them. Each of the cannons are unique as they are of different sizes.
Cannons kept on display at Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
Cannon at Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
The fort has two levels of fortification, the outside wall is smaller is height in comparison to the inner walls. There is no maintenance work carried out on the outer walls.
Within the fort premises is a huge well and unknown structures apart from the thick vegetation.
Cannon at Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
The entire fort can see seen in 45 minutes. Not much is known about the history of this fort.  

Cannon at Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur district in Maharashtra

Within the premises of Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
Please note that there is no provision for food and water in the fort. Also I am not aware of the public transport system. But there are people staying outside the fort premises. 
Cannon at Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra
Structures within Ausa fort in Ausa village in Latur District of Maharashtra

As the time was 5 PM, we headed over to see the Kharosa Caves.


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