Sitabuldi Fort, site of the Battle of Sitabuldi in 1817, is located atop a hillock in central Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. The citadel changed into built by Mudhoji II Bhonsle, additionally known as Appa Sahib Bhosle, of the Kingdom of Nagpur, just before he fought in opposition to the British East India Company during the Third Anglo-Maratha War. The vicinity surrounding the hillock, now known as Sitabuldi, is an essential business hub for Nagpur.
To the south is Nagpur Railway Station and at the back of it is Tekdi Ganapati, a temple of Ganesha. The castle is now home to the Indian Army's 118th infantry battalion. Sitabuldi Fort, a prime visitor points of interest in Nagpur, is located on hillocks: "Badi Tekri", actually meaning "large hill", and "Choti Tekri", meaning "small hill" in Hindi. The Sitabuldi hills, though then barren and rocky, have been now not entirely unoccupied.
Tradition holds that Sitabuldi got its call from two Yaduvanshi brothers Shitlaprasad and Badriprasad Gawali, who ruled the vicinity inside the 17th century. The region came to be referred to as "Shitlabadri", which at some point of British rule have become "Seetabuldee", and later assumed its modern form, "Sitabardi" or "Sitabuldi". The Battle of Sitabuldi was fought in November 1817 on these hillocks between the forces of Appa Saheb Bhonsle of Nagpur and the British.