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Sitabuldi Fort in Nagpur

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·  Monsoon: July-September

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Closing Time: 04:00 p.m.
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Popular as one of jewels of Nagpur, Sitabuldi Fort (also known as Sitabardi or Seetabuldee Fort) overlooks the city from the top of a hillock. The fort and the area around it span over the twin hills called Badi Tekri (big hill) and Choti Tekri (small hill). Believed to be named after two brothers Shitlaprasad and Badriprasad, the fort came into prominence in the 19th century under the British rule.

The fort served as the battleground in 1817 in which the British defeated the Marathas. In 1857, the British executed their enemies from Mysore at the fort. One can find the graveyard of the English soldiers and a mosque dedicated to the Muslim martyrs. Mahatma Gandhi was also imprisoned for a brief period at the fort and one can visit the cell where he was kept.

Today, the fort is under the control of the Indian Army. It opens for the public only on three days – Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15) and Maharashtra Day (May 01).

Road: Nagpur is accessible by National Highways 6 and 7 and other important road routes. The fort is located at the heart of the city of Nagpur and can be accessed from any part of the city using the popular modes like local buses, taxis, cabs and auto-rickshaws.

Railway: Nagpur Railway Station is located to the south of the fort, only about a km. away. Auto-rickshaws and cycle-rickshaws are the most convenient modes from the station to the fort. You may also prefer to walk.

Airway: Nagpur Airport is only about 8 km. from the fort. Taxis and auto-rickshaws can be hired from the airport to reach the fort without any hassles.