<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a city and a municipal council
in Osmanabad district
in the Indian state
, Naldurg had a population of 15,993. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Naldurg has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 57%. In Naldurg, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Naldurg is located at . It has an average elevation of 566 metres (1856 feet). The town has one main airport, one railway station and ST buses.
- Area: 7550 km²
- Sub-divisions: 2 (Osmanabad, Bhum)
- Talukas: 8 (Osmanabad, Tuljapur,Lohara, Umarga, Kalamb, Bhum, Paranda, Vashi)
- Distance from Mumbai: 438 km
The Naldurg fort is one of the important ground forts in the Marathawada region. It represents a fine example of the medieval architectural style.
It is believed that the fort was built by Nalaraja (The King Nala). The fort and the city is named after him. The fort was built in the period of the Chalukya
kings of Kalyani
. Later, from 1351 to 1480, in the period of the Bahamani
kings and in 1558, the Adil Shahi rulers constructed the massive fortification wall of the fort. In 1613, Ibrahim Adilshah II built the weir on the river Bori and constructed Pani Mahal.
The main entrance gate of the fort is known as Hulmukh Darwaza.... Read More