Conversion of Heritage Sites into Tourist Spots in Maharashtra

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Conversion of Heritage Sites into Tourist Spots in Maharashtra

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is responsible for protection, conservation and maintenance of monuments/sites in the country which have been declared as of National importance. Besides this, providing basic facilities/amenities (e.g. drinking water, toilet blocks, facilities for physically challenged, pathways, cultural notice boards/signage, vehicle parking, cloak rooms, etc.) to the tourists visiting centrally protected monuments are the regular activities which the Archaeological Survey of India undertakes, as per need and resources. Improvement/upgradation of these public amenities is a continuous process,   however, there is no scheme for it.

The details of 285 monuments/sites declared under Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 as of National importance under the jurisdiction of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Maharashtra is given below:-

List of Centrally Protected Monuments/Sites in Maharashtra under the Jurisdiction of Archaeological Survey of India 



Name of Monuments / Sites Location District
   1. Damri Masjid Ahmednagar Ahmednagar
   2. Gate near Niyamat Khan’s Place Ahmednagar Ahmednagar
   3. Kotla of Twelve Imams Ahmednagar Ahmednagar
   4. Mucca Masjid Ahmednagar Ahmednagar
   5. Old tomb near Changiz Khan’s palace Ahmednagar Ahmednagar
   6. Tomb of Nizam Ahmedshah Ahmednagar Ahmednagar
   7. Hemadpanthi Temple Bemini Ahmednagar
   8. Dhokeshwar Caves Dhoke Ahmednagar
   9. Building Known as Faria Bagh Ghotan Ahmednagar
 10. Jain Temple Bhingar Cantonment Ahmednagar
 11. Temple of Mallikarjuna Ghotan Ahmednagar
 12. Cave & Temple Harishchandra


 13. Jarasangh Nagari Jorve Ahmednagar
 14. Temple of Mallikarjuna Karjat Ahmednagar
 15. Temple of Shiva called Naktichedeul Karjat Ahmednagar
 16. Old Temple Kokamthan Ahmednagar
 17. Temple of Devi Mandavagaon Katrabad Ahmednagar
 18. Salbathan’s Tomb Mohekari Ahmednagar
 19. Temple of Shiva on the futher side of the stream Parner Ahmednagar
 20. Baleshwar Temple Pedgaon Ahmednagar
 21. Temple of Laxmi Narayan Pedgaon Ahmednagar
 22. Temple of Amriteshwar Ratanwadi Ahmednagar
 23. Triple shrined temple of Bhavani Tahakri Ahmednagar
 24. Five Stone Gates Tisgaon Ahmednagar
 25. Temple of Devi


Toka Ahmednagar
 26. Temple of Siddheshwar Mahadev Toka Ahmednagar
 27. Temple of Vishnu & Five Ghats at attached thereto. Toka Ahmednagar
 28. Ancient sites and remains at Daimabad Daimabad (Ladgaon) Ahmednagar
 29. Ancient site locally known as Ladmod Newasa Ahmednagar
 30. Dahihanda gate of outer city wall.


Akola Akola
 31. Khirki gate in the outer city wall Akola Akola
 32. South -East bastion of the outer city wall together with 10 years of the adjacent wall on each side, variously known as panch Burj Hasrath Yab and containing a persion inscription. Akola Akola
 33. Balapur fort Balapur Akola
 34. Chhatri near Dak Banglow Balapur Akola
 35. Black stone temple of Bhawani Barsi Takil Akola
 36. Narnala Fort :

i  Akot Gateway,           ii  Ambar Mahal

iii  Delhi Gateway ,    iv  Large & Two smaller Guns

v   Mahakali Gateway,  vi  Mendheao Gateway

vii  Shahapur Gateway, viii  Sirpur Gateway

ix  Small Mosque,

x  Tank buikt to contain Oil & Ghee

Patur Akola
 37. Patur Cave (Two Cave) Patur Akola
 38. Tank in front of tomb of Lalkhan Amner Akola
 39. Tomb  of Lalkhan Amner Amaravati
 40. Gawilgarh Fort ( The walls & the whole area contained by them) Chikalda Amaravati
 41. City wall of  Nawab Ismail Khan Bllichpur (Achalpur) Amaravati
 42. Dula Gate Bllichpur (Achalpur) Amaravati
 43. Haripura Gate Bllichpur (Achalpur) Amaravati
 44. Hauz Katora Bllichpur (Achalpur) Amaravati
 45. Jiwanpura Gate Bllichpur (Achalpur) Amaravati
 46. Temple of Anandeshwar Lasur Amaravati
 47. Ajanta Caves Ajanta Aurangabad
 48. Aurangabad Caves Aurangabad Aurangabad
 49. Tomb of Rabia Daurani (Bibi-Ka-Maqbara) Aurangabad Aurangabad
 50. Daulatabad Fort & Monument therein (i.e. Chand Minar) Daulatabad Aurangabad
 51. Ellora Caves Ellora Aurangabad
 52. Tomb of Aurangazeb Khultabad Aurangabad
 53. Tomb of Malik Ambar Khiltabad Aurangabad
 54. Ancient Site / Mound Paithan Aurangabad
 55. Pitalkhora Caves Paitalkhora Aurangabad
 56. Ghrishneshwar Temple, chattries & other ancient  sites Verul (Ellora) Aurangabad
 57. Area containing the old remains of two temples consisting of a collection of Massive stones in two separate heaps, One immediately outside padampur to the north & the other immediately to the south of Ganeshpur Padampur Bhandara
 58. Remains of the temple to the North of the Village Padampur Bhandara
 59. Remains of the temple to the North-west of  the village Padampur Bhandara
 60. Remains of the temple close to the south of the  village  Ganeshpur Padampur Bhandara
 61. Remains of the  temple locally known as Nath Bawa Padampur Bhandara
 62. Fort Pratapgrah Bhandara
 63. All the remains of the circumambulation wall of Pauni Fort Pauni Bhandara
 64. Ancient mounds on which the modern temple of jagannath stands Pauni Bhandara
 65. Mound known as  Hardulala-ki-Tekri Pauni Bhandara
 66. Cromlesh known as ‘Tillota'(Frying Pan) Pipalgaon Bhandara
 67. Ukkadeshwar Mahadev Temple Ukkad Pimpri Bheed
 68. Moti Samadhi Deulgaon Raja Buldhana
 69. Three old Temples Dhotra Buldhana
 70. Mosque Fathekheyda (Sakharkheda) Buldhana
 71. Two old Temple Kothali Buldhana
 72. Dharmasala locally called chhatri Lonar Buldhana
 73. Fifteen Temple Lonar Buldhana
 74. Gaimukha Temple & Tank Lonar Buldhana
 75. Gaimukha Temple No 1 of Daitya Sudana Lonar Buldhana
 76. Square Kunda on the East of the Town Lonar Buldhana
 77. Temple of Daitya  Sudana Lonar Buldhana
 78. Dharmasala at North-East corner of the town Mehkar Buldhana
 79. Mosque Rohinkhed Buldhana
 80. Temple of Mahadev Sakegaon Buldhana
 81. Temple of Vishnu, remains of an old  building to the east of that temple and remains of small temple Satgaon Buldhana
 82. Tank Sindhkhed Raja Buldhana
 83. Temple of Mahadev Sindhkhed Raja Buldhana
 84. Lakhuji Jadhavrao’s Samadhi Sindhkhed Buldhana
 85. Fort Wall Ballarpur Chandrapur
 86. Fort Bhandak Chandrapur
 87. Large high knoll immediately to the east of Bhandranath temple with remains of a temple, with huge stone carved blocks & a figure of Ganapati Bhandak Chandrapur
 88. Pandavas caves containing three images Bhandak Chandrapur
 89. Achaleshwar Temple & another small temple within an enclosure Chandrapur Chandrapur
 90. Enclosure & buldings of the Gond Raja’s Tomb just outside the Achaleshwar gate the city. Chandrapur Chandrapur
 91. Fort Wall Chandrapur Chandrapur
 92. Lalpeth monoliths consisting of the sixteen colosal stone images.

i.  Anna Purna,  ii. Bhim,      iii. Fish,

iv. Ganga,           v.Ganpati,   vi. Hanuman,

vii.  Hanuman,   viii. Kali,      ix.   Mahadev,

x. Mahadev,       xi.Nandi,      xii.  Rawan,

xiii. Snake,         xiv. Tortoise, xv. Ganpati,

xvi. Ganga

Chandrapur Chandrapur
 93. Mahadev Temple close to the Municipal office Chandrapur Chandrapur
 94. Temple of the Mahakali Chandrapur Chandrapur
 95. Temple of Keshavanath         Churul Chandrapur
 96. Ancient Temple         Deotek Chandrapur
 97. Hemadpanthi Temple containing images of Dattatraya, Mahadev & Laxminarayan Dhanora Chandrapur
 98. Old Bridge Ghutkala Chandrapur
 99. Old Temple of Chandikadevi Ghutkala Chandrapur
100. Remains of an old Fort Khatora Chandrapur
101. Temple of Mahadev Mahadwari Chandrapur
102. Temple of Mahadev Neri Chandrapur
103. Ramdigi temple & Ramdigi pool Nimdhela Forest Chandrapur
104. Old Hemadpanthi Temple Palebaras Chandrapur
105. Old Temple of Mahadev Rajgarh Chandrapur
106. Math Balsana Dhulia
107. Small Temple on Survey No.141 Balsana Dhulia
108. Temple of Durga Balsana Dhulia
109. Temple of Shiva Balsana Dhulia
110. Temple of the left side of shiva’s Temple in Survey No. 418 Balsana Dhulia
111. Temple in front of the above in Survey No. 418 Balsana Dhulia
112. Temple between Durga’s Temple and Math in Survey No. 141 Balsana Dhulia
113. Old gateways in the ruined fort & caves Bhamer Dhulia
114. Seven Mohammedan Tombs Thalner Dhulia
115. Three Mohammedan Tombs Thalner Dhulia
116. Ancient site & remains Prakasha Dhulia
117. Old Temple Armori Gadchiroli
118. Stone Circle Arsoda Gadchiroli
119. Group of twenty cromlechs or Kistvaens Chamurshi Gadchiroli
120. Rock Caves Jharapapra Gadchiroli
121. Group of Temple Markanda Gadchiroli
122. Fortress of Tipagarh Murumgaon Gadchiroli
123. Large Temple Thanegaon Gadchiroli
124. Fort wall Waira Gadchiroli
125. Temple of Bhandareshwar Waira Gadchiroli
126. Ancient mound & monument known as Pawar’s Gadhi Bahal Jalgaon
127. Temple of Changdev Changdev Jalgaon
128. Temple of Debi & Sambha Dighi Jalgaon
129. Maheswara Temple Patan Jalgaon
130. Temple of Chandika Devi Patan Jalgaon
131. Temple of Nagarjun Patan Jalgaon
132. Temple of Shringer Chavdi Patan Jalgaon
133. Mahadev Temple Sangameshwar Jalgaon
134. Mudhai Devi Temple Vaghli Jalgaon
135. Old Temple of Siddheshwar with three inscriptions slabs Vaghli Jalgaon
136. Ancient site and remains Tekwada Jalgaon
137. Archaeological site & remains Bhokardan Jalna
138. Remains of an old fort on the hill Bhiwagarh Nagpur
139. Fort Dpnagartal Nagpur
140. Temple of Mahadev Ghogra Nagpur
141. Stone Circle Junapani Nagpur
142. Stone Circle Ghorar Nagpur
143. Ancient Buddhist remains comprising monastery, stupas, Rock-cut inscription etc. Mansar & Kahari Nagpur
144. Stone circle Nildho Nagpur
145. Kalimata’s Temple Ramtek Nagpur
146. Remains of a very old shrines upon the western ride at the end of the Remtek hill consisting of a portion of porch of a temple and the mutilated image of Trivikram Avatara of Vishnu Ramtek Nagpur
147. Tank and  Mandapa opposite to the Dattatraya’s Temple Ramtek Nagpur
148. Stone Circle Takalghat Nagpur
149. Brahmanical caves locally known as a Pandevlena Mahoor Village Nanded
150. Hindu Temple Ambegaon Nasik
151. Old Temple Anjaneri Nasik
152. Caves Ankai Nasik
153. Hindu Temple Deothan Nasik
154. Old Matichi-Gadhi Nasik Nasik
155. Pandev Lena Caves Pathardi Nasik
156. Temple of Aeshwar Sinnar Nasik
157. Temple of Gondeshwar Mahadev Sinnar Nasik
158. Trimbakeshwar Temple Tringalwadi Nasik
159. Jain Temple Tringalwadi Nasik
160. Hemadpanthi Temple of Mahadev Zodge Nasik
161. Fort Paunar Wardha
162. Hemadapanthi  Temple of Mahadev NNeir Yeotmal
163. Temple of Goddess pandardevi Pandhardevi Yeotmal
164. Temple of Kamaleshwar Pathrot Yeotmal
165. Mahadev Temple Rant Swangi Yeotmal
166. Mahadev Temple Rui-Wai Yeotmal
167. Hemadpanthi Temple of Shree Mahadev (Taponeshwar) Tapona Yeotmal
168. Mahadev Temple Yelabara Yeotmal
169. Ancient site at Brahamapuri Kolhapur Kolhapur
170. Panhala Fort

i.  Ambarkhana,             ii.  Andhra Vav

iii. Dharma Kopthi,

iv. Naikinicha Sajja

v.  Teen Darwaja,            vi. Wagh Darwaja

vii.Tatabani together with bastions

Panhala Kolhapur
171. Buddhist Caves Panhala Kolhapur
172. Whole hill fort of Sion together with all ancient Protugese remais of buildings situated to the north, east and south-east sides of the hill Sion Mumbai
173. Monolithic bass relief depicting Siva Parel village Mumbai
174. Old Portuguese Churches, tower and caves


Mandapeshwar Mumbai Suburban
175. Buddhist Caves Kanheri Mumbai Suburban
176. Jogeshwari Caves Majas Mumbai Suburban
177. Kondivate Caves



Kondivate Mumbai Suberban
178. Mandapeshwara Caves Mandapeshwar Mumbai Suburban
179. Portuguese Monastery over the cave & the large watch tower on the adjoining hill Mandapeshwar Mumbai Suburban
180. Songad Achloli Raigad
181. Cathedral Agarkot Raigad
182. Chouaburji-Castle or Factory of Cheul Agarkot Raigad
183. Church & Convent of the Augustinians Agarkot Raigad
184. One Dominican Church & Covent Agarkot Raigad
185. Jusuit Monastery Agarkot Raigad
186. Kothi Agarkot Raigad
187. Buruj Agarkot Raigad
188. St. Francis Xavier’s Chapel Agarkot Raigad
189. Satkhani St. Barbara’s Tower Agarkot Raigad
190. Two gates-Potra Da Mar & Pota da Terra Agarkot Raigad
191. Hirakota old Fort Agarkot Raigad
192. Kolaba Fort Containing

i)  Manik Chawada,       ii)   Nanisahib’s  Palace

iii)  North Causeway,   iv)  Padmavati Shrine

v)  Reservoir  Apsaras, vi)  Sarja Kot

vii) Shrine of Bhawani,  viii) Shrine of Maruti

ix)  Shrine of Yashvantadari, xi)  Talghar

x) South causeway,   xii) Temple of Bopdec

xiii)Temple of anpati-pen-Chyaten

xiv)Temple of Gulabai or Mahtshuri

xv) Temple of Kanoba,   xvi)Thorle wada,

xvii)Temple of Mahadev

xviii)Tomb of a Mahammadan saint

Agarkot Raigad
193. Cave Ambivli Raigad
194. Birwadi Fort Birwadi Raigad


195. Barber’s Mahel Cheul Raigad
196. Dader (Stair Case) Cheul Raigad
197. Kaman (Arch) Cheul Raigad
198. Mosque Cheul Raigad
199. Rajkot Cheul Raigad
200. Tomb of Angre Cheul Raigad
201. Wada of Dancing Girls Cheul Raigad
202. Chandragad Dhavala Raigad
203. Elephanta Caves Gharapuri Raigad
204. Ghereagad or Surgad Fort Ghera Surgad Raigad
205. Ghosalgad Fort Ghosale Raigad
206. Old Fort containing a temple of the God Kangormel & Two tanks Kadasari Kangori Raigad
207. Buddhist Caves Gomashi Raigad
208. A precipitious hill near Raigad Fort Containing one rock-cut cistern of water. It was formerly used as a Jail for prisoners. Kadasari Lingana Raigad




209. Caves Kol Raigad
210. Caves in Survey No.49 & No. 50 Kol Raigad
211. Caves Kondhane       Raigad
212. Old Fort Korlai Raigad
213. Awchitgad Medhe Raigad
214. Caves Kuda Raigad
215. Kasa (Kamsa) Fort Murud Raigad
216. Thanala Caves Nadsur Raigad
217. Nagothana Bridge Nagothana Raigad
218. Khadsamla Caves Nenawali Raigad
219. Jijamata’s Samadhi consisting of four towers. Pachad Raigad
220. Jijamata’s Wada comprising four dilapidated houses & three wells surrounded by a stone wall Pachad Raigad
221. Caves Pale Raigad
222. Caves Near the Kotali Fort Peth Raigad
223. Kotali Fort with two iron guns and one bronze gun Peth Raigad
224. Janjira Fort Rajapuri Raigad
225. Tombs at Kholkar Najik Ghumaj (Khokeri Ghumaj) Rajapuri Raigad
226. Fort of Raigad Raigad Raigad
227. Tala Fort Tala Raigad
228. Ancient Bricks stupa at Elephanta Island. Gharapuri Raigad
229. Kondane caves khapoli Raigad
230. Aga Khan Palace Building Pune Pune
231. Cave Temple of Bhamburada Poona Pune
232. Old Citadel know as Shaniwar Wada Poona Pune
233. Old European Tombs Poona Pune
234. Fort Rajmarchi Pune
235. Excavations & Inscriptions Shelarwadi Pune
236. Fort Visapur Pune
237. Small Dargah near Habsi Gumaz Agar Pune
238. Cave Temple and Inscription Bedsa Pune
239. Cave temple and Inscription Bhaja Pune
240. Caves and inscription at the Nana Pass (Naneghat) Ghatghar Pune
241. Caves, Temple and Inscription Junnar Pune
242. Fort of Shivneri Junnar Pune
243. Habsi Gumbaz Junnar Pune
244. Caves, Temple and inscription Karla Pune
245. Ancient dam with lock and sluice gates Khed Pune
246. Dilawar Khan’s Masjid Khed Pune
247. Dilawar Khan’s Tomb Khed Pune
248. Lohagad Fort Lohagad Pune
249. Bhuleshwar Mahadeo Temple Malsiras Pune
250. Mohammed Tughlak’s Mosque Khanapur Sangli
251. Mosque Dabhol Ratnagiri
252. Rock cut Caves (Ganesh lena group) Dapoli Ratnagiri
253. Suvarnadurga fort Harnai Ratnagiri
254. Jaygad fort Jaydgad Ratnagiri
255. Vijaydurg fort Vijaydurg Ratnagiri
256. Panta’s Kot or Got open space Karad Satara
257. Old Temple of the River Krishna Old Mahabaleshwar Satara
258. Jhabreshwar Mahadev Temple Phaltan Satara
259. Buddhist caves Jakhinwadi Satara
260. Tomb of Begami Ghodeshwar Sholapur
261. Aurangazeb’s Fort


Machnur Sholapur
262. Old Temple of  Sri Siddeshwar (enclosed in a paved court) Machnur Sholapur
263. Covered colonnade ( to the south of the well) Mahalung Sholapur
264. Hemadpanthi Temple of Mahadev Mahalung Sholapur
265. Hemadpanthi Temple of Vithoba Mahalung Sholapur
266. Hemadpanthi Well Mahalung Sholapur
267. Mahadev Stones Mahalung Sholapur
268. Temple of Devi (Yamai) Mahalung Sholapur
269. Old Fort Sholapur Sholapur
270. Gateway and old Maruti temple with Viragal stones on either side. Velapur Sholapur
271. Old doubled shrined temple Velapur Sholapur
272. Old Temple & Viragals or sculptural memorial stones Velapur Sholapur
273. Old Temple of Sarkarvada locally known as Parasnath temple Velapur Sholapur
274. Temple of Haranareshwar & Ardhanarinateshwar, one Hemadpanthi tank (small square kunda) & Vinagal stone kept in the comound. Velapur Sholapur
275. Sindhdurg fort Malvan Sindhdurg
276. Temple of Ambarnath Ambarnath Thane
277. Fort Arnala Thane
278. Fort  and  portuguese remains Bassein Thane
279. Tank by the west side of ther road from Umarale village to Bolinj


Bolinj Thane
280. Mound locally known as “Sonar Bhat” Gas Thane
281. Caves on Burud  Hill Khunwada Thane
282. Mahuli Fort Mahuli Thane
283. Mound locally known as ” Burud kot” Mardes Mardes Thane


   1. Brahmanical Caves Polu Sonala Thane
   2. Carved Stones Vada Thane


This information was given by Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Civil Aviation Dr. Mahesh Sharma in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.


Source Ministry of Culture 02-March, 2016

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