Different dynasties and rulers have swept through Maharashtra through the ages, bringing with them the different form of the tradition, art, social practices and architectures. The state features over 350 forts – the largest number in any state in India. The celebrated heritage sites of Maharashtra are the testimony of how grand and glorious were these dynasties. All these great architectures, in the form of forts, palaces, and even caves, commemorate the grand events and episodes that took place in the history and are significant from their historical, cultural and archeological standpoint. The architectural work that has been done in these places is patronized by some of the finest artisans and designers, invited from the different parts of the world.