History of Bhaskargad Fort
First Bhaskargad Fort was under control of the Yadava from 1279 to 1308. Later, it went under the control of Bahamani Sultanate followed by Nizamshahi of Ahmednagar. In 1629, Shahaji Raje revolted against Mohammed Adil Shah of Bijapur and the fort was captured by him then. After that, the fort was again captured by Adil Shah after Shahaji surrendered at the Mahuli Fort. During 1633, Bhaskargad Fort came under the control of Mughals, which they lost to Moropant Pingale, the chieftain of Shivaji Maharaj in 1670. But in 1688, the Mughals again captured the fort, following which Koli tribal people revolted in 1730 and captured the fort. Lastly, the fort was under the control of Peshwas till 1818 when Captain Briggs of East India Company captured it.
Visiting Information to Bhaskargad Fort
Bhaskargad Fort is 48 km away from Igatpuri. Igatpuri Railway Station and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport are the nearest to visit the fort. National Highway 53 connects Igatpuri to other parts of the state.
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