|दातिवरे चा किल्ला|
|Part of Malabar sea coast|
|Palghar district, Maharashtra|
|India,Government of India|
Portuguese Empire (1548-1699)
Dativare Fort / Hira Dongar/ दातिवरे चा किल्ला / हिरा डोंगर is a fort located 72 km from Vasai, in Palghar district, of Maharashtra. The Fort is located on a small hillock and at commanding point for guarding the trade route along the Vaitarna River, which runs till, Arnala Fort.This was a busy route in medieval times.
Very less history about the fort is known except for it was probably built by Portuguese.
How to reach
The nearest town is Saphale which is 107 km from Mumbai by Rail. The base village of the fort is Datiware or Dantiware, which is 15-20km from Saphale by road. There are good hotels at Saphale and Edwan. Now tea and snacks are also available in small hotels along the coastal road. The trekking path starts from the hillock north of the Dativare village. Now there is very safe and wide road up to the fort. It takes about half an hour to reach the entrance gate of the fort.
Places to see
There are few walls and ruined bastions of the fort left to visit.
- List of forts in Maharashtra
- List of forts in India
- Marathi People
- Portuguese India
- Maratha Navy
- List of Maratha dynasties and states
- Battles involving the Maratha Empire
- Executive Editor and secretary. "Gazetteer of Bombay presidency". Government of Maharashtra. https://gazetteers.maharashtra.gov.in/cultural.maharashtra.gov.in/english/gazetteer/Thana%20District/places_Dantivra.html. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
- Young Zingaro Trekkers (June 1995). Sangati Sahyadri cha (First ed.). Mumbai: Sahyadri Prakashan. p. 212.
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