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Chandragad Fort
चंद्रगड किल्ला
Part of Sahyadri Hill Range
Raigad district, Maharashtra
Type Hill fort
Coordinates Latitude:
Height 2337 Mt.
Government of India
Open to
the public
Controlled by

 Maratha Empire (1656-1765)
 United Kingdom

  • East India Company (1818-1857)
  • British Raj (1857-1947)
 India (1947-)

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.[1] 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.[2]

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.

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