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Rasalgad Fort
Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra
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Rasalgad Fort
Type Hill fort
Coordinates Latitude: 17.7647591
Longitude: 73.5119033
Construction
materials
Stone, Lead
Height 1,770 feet (500 m) ASL
Current
condition
Good
Current
owner
Government of India
Open to
the public
Yes
Rasalgad

The main gate

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Zolayidevi temple with deepmal in front

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The store room

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The veer maruti idol

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Cannon on the fort

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RasalgadEdit

Rasalgad fort lies 15km east of the Khed city. This fort is now developed as tourist destination. This fort has a fortification in good condition. This fort is on a south end of a narrow spur which joins with Suamargad and Mahipatgad in the north direction.[1]

HistoryEdit

Very less history is known about this fort.

Places to seeEdit

This fort has a rush of visitors on week ends. The fort is a small triangular plateau of 5 acres fortified on all the sides. The two entrance gates are in good condition. There is a Veer Maruti idol near the first gate. There is a Zolayidevi temple on the fort with a stone Deepmal and tulsi vrindavan in the front.[2] There are two large rock cut water cisterns on the fort.There are 16 cannons on the fort. There is a store room in good condition. Chakdev and Parvatgad are seen from the Fort.

How to reachEdit

The village Rasalwadi is located at the foot hill. It is well connected by road. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the fort from Rasalwadi.The temple on the fort is favourite amongst the trekkers for night halt. The journey to the Suamargad-Mahipatgad trek begins from the Rasalgad.

ReferencesEdit

  1. url=http:// ratnagiri.nic.in/gazetter /gom/places_Rasalgad.html
  2. url=http://trekshitiz.com/trekshitiz/marathi/Rasalgad-Trek-R-Alpha.html

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