Panhala is one of the foremost historically important places in Maharashtra. It once acted because of the capital of the Karveer Sansthan (Kolhapur). It holds the notable Panhalgad fort, which is one of the main tourist attractions in Kolhapur. Panhala is settled 20-kilometer now from Kolhapur in Maharashtra. it absolutely was the same to have been built in the twelfth century by the Silhara ruler Bhoja II. Since then it has passed hands with the Yadavas, Bahamani sultanate, Bijapur sultanate, Marathas, Mughals, the English etc.
The Bijapur country designed many constructions on the fort and many of that stands up to now. The Maratha king Ch.Shivaji Maharaj captured the fort in 1659. Later it absolutely was enclosed by Siddi Johar a strong commander within the Bijapur army. The fort witnessed a miraculous escape by Chatrapati Shivaji because of the courageous efforts of his men Baji Prabhu Deshpande and Shiva Kashid. Chatrapati Shivaji had conjointly jailed his son and prince Sambhaji for a quick time on this terrible fort when he rebelled against his father. It later became the seat of power metal her stepchild Sambhaji II.
In 1827 the fort was handed over to the English after the erstwhile ruler of Kolhapur accepted English slavery. Panhala is additionally a home for many bird varieties like Orange-headed thrush, Paradise flycatcher, inexperienced leafbird, tiny Minivet etc (including at Tabak Udyan close to Wagh Darwaza). The fort is additionally far-famed for its Teen Darwaza.