Traitors Beware!

Kadelot Tok (A point from where people are pushed over) can be found at almost all forts in Maharashtra.┬áThe one above is from the Pratapgad Fort. The only punishment for treason in those times was shoving the traitor alive in a sack and throwing him off the cliff. Since most forts are situated on mountain…

Pratapgad Fort

Built by Prime Minister Moropant Trimbak Pingle on the behest of his king Shivaji, the Pratapgad Fort was complete in 1656. The fort is etched in history as the epic Battle of Pratapgarh 1659, which was fought between Shivaji and Afzal Khan, which lay the foundation of the Maratha Empire in the state. Pratapgad is…