|Part of Sahyadri Hill Range|
|Raigad district, Maharashtra|
|Government of India|
Maratha Empire (1656-1765)
Chandragad Fort / Dhavalgad Fort ( Marathi language: चंद्रगड किल्ला ) is a fort located 89km from Mumbai, in Raigad district, of Maharashtra. This fort was an important fort in Kolhapur district as a watch over for the Varandha Ghattrade routes from Bhor to coastal ports. The fort is surrounded by forest and hill slopes.
History[edit | edit source]
This fort is close to the Krishna river valley. This fort was captured By Shivaji Maharaj from Chandrarao More on 15th January 1656 along with Kangori and Rayari. After the death of Sambhaji maharaj this fort was captured by Itkadar Khan Aka Zulfikar khan who was a commander of Aurangzeb.
How to reach[edit | edit source]
The trek route starts from Village Dhavale. The path passes through the small Shelarwadi hamlet.
Places to see[edit | edit source]
There are about 14 rock-cut water tanks and few dilapidated building structures on the fort.
See also[edit | edit source]
- List of forts in Maharashtra
- List of forts in India
- Marathi People
- List of Maratha dynasties and states
- Maratha War of Independence
- Battles involving the Maratha Empire
- Maratha Army
- Maratha titles
- Military history of India
- List of people involved in the Maratha Empire
References[edit | edit source]
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