Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Old Fort – Surat

Old Fort – Surat
The Old Fort in Surat is a historically important structure. Surat is mentioned in connection with the rebellion of Gujarat in 1347 A.D. during the reign of Muhammad Tughlak (1325 to 1351). The Old Fort took shape then. In 1373 A.D., emperor Firoz Tughlak(1351 to 1388) is said to have built a fort at Surat to protect the town against Bhils who were local tribal people of this region. They rose against the Mughal ruler of India. The fort was invaded twice by Chhatrpati Shivaji Maharaj. This exquisite architectural marvel is now being used as the Municipal Office.

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