Nanded Fort (Nanded – Maharashtra – India)

 Nanded Fort, also known as Nandgiri Fort is a fort located 4 km on the banks of Godavari river from Nanded city. Nanded is connected by rail, air, and road to major cities in India. The fort is about 3 km (1.9 mi) from the Nanded Railway Station.

There are records that Nanda and Satavahana had ruled Nanded. Nanded was known as Nanditat from the records of copper plate found in Vashim (Vatsagulma). The fort is said to have been built by Muhammad bin Tughluq who captured Nanded in 1318. In 1358, the fort was under the rule of Mohammed Shah I of the Bahmani Sultanate. In 1398 a local Gond chief from Berar captured Nanded and Mahur. In 1428 Ahmad Shah I Wali won the Nanded and Mahurgad. Burhan Nizam Shah of Ahmadnagar defeated Aladdin Imad Shah of Berar Sultanate in 1527. In 1602 a fierce battle took place at Nanded between Malik Ambar and Khan Khanan of Mughal Empire in which he was defeated. In 1617 the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan defeated the Ahmednagar rulers and gained control of the fort. In 1670 Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj gained control of Aurangabad and Berar. After the death of Shivaji, the Mughals again gained. The six-monthly revenue during the Mughal period was Rs 20,68,193. Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I of Hyderabad defeated Alam Ali Khan and Dilavar Khan in the Battle of Balapur. The Nanded remained under the control of Nizam of Hyderabad until the princely state of Hyderabad was annexed to Union of India in 1948.

Veeranpuzha Beach (Ernakulam – Kerala – India)

  Veeranpuzha is a lake in Kochi, Kerala, India. It is the northern extension of Vembanad Lake.