(Last Updated on : 09-09-2019)
Dronagiri Fort is located in the Raigad District
on the top of a hill, which is close to Uran Town
. The hill is entirely covered with dense forest. Being situated near to Uran and Karanja
, the fort had strategic importance since old times. Dronagiri Fort is popular among travelers for the trek
to it. The fort is now in ruins. The arch of the gate of it is broken but the guards rooms are in good condition. The Ganpati
carved on the key stone is placed in one of the guard rooms.
History of Dronagiri Fort
Earlier, the fort was under the rule of Yadav of Devgiri
. In 1530, the fort was renovated by the Portuguese
. In 1535, father Antono-de-porto constructed three churches
near the fort, namely Nosa senhora, N.S.Da Penha and Sam Francisco. Then in 16th century, Dronagiri Fort was captured by Adil Shah
and he controlled the fort for some period. After that, it finally went under the control of the British
. The fort was captured by Manaji Angre along with the Uran Fort on 10th March in 1739.
Visiting Information to Dronagiri Fort
Vashi Railway Station
and New Mumbai
are the nearest to visit the fort. National highway
53 connects Raigad District to other places of India.
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