Lohagad is a ancient hill fort located at an elevation of 3400ft in Pune District in Maharashtra, India. The fort was used as a garrison and treasury by Chatrapati Shivaji who captured twice, first in 1648CE and later in 1670CE from the Mughals. The fort was also occupied almost a century later by the famous Peshwa Nana Phadnavis who did extensive repairs to the fort. The Fort has a panoramic view of the surrounding hills including the sister fort of Visapur and the Pawana Lake
Lohagad is a ancient hill fort located at an elevation of 3400ft in Pune District in Maharashtra, Ind...
The historic twin forts of Visapur and Lohagad in Pune District in Maharashtra. Seen in this panorama...
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Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.
Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?
China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.
Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.
Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.
I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.
The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.
China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.
Text by Steve Smith.