Author Shrikant Tapikar himself has been a devoted trekker and has described here his experiences of the forts he has seen. History of Maharashtra is contributed by the hillforts as well as the sea forts. Specially the sea forts have played an important role in the defence while the British, Portugese, pirates landed Indian coast. They acted as guards with the major historical events happened.
Hence all the forts combined formed a terrific power to hold the enemy at their place itself.
Author aims to advocate in the book that in recent times many trekkers visit the forts, but fail to restore them. So we all have a duty to maintain these witnesses of our great history, as such these forts. He suggests to visit and study as many as forts exists and feel their history maintaining their respect. Book includes 26 forts with the various spots to be seen on the forts and some points to be noted while seeing the forts.