History of Kulang Fort
The Kulang Fort is believed to be one of the oldest forts in Maharashtra as its origin dates back to the Satavahana era. It is said that the fort was constructed by the Satavahana rulers but was captured by several other rulers after the disestablishment of the dynasty. In 1760, the fort was ceded by the Mughals to the Peshwa and by 1818; the Kulang Fort was under the control of the British Empire. Currently in ruins, the fort is under the administration of the Government of India.
Overview of Kulang Fort
The entrance gate to the Kulang Fort is ruined and on the premises of the fort, there are few rock cut cisterns and a cave. There is a lack of significant construction on the fort, except for a Wada made from stone masonry. A popular trekking destination among the travellers, from atop the fort places like the Kalsubai peak, Patta, Aundha, Madangad Fort, Alang Fort and Ratangad Fort are easily visible.
Visiting Information on Kulang Fort
On the foothills of the Kulang Fort is the base village of Ambevadi or Kurangwadi, which is about 2 to 3 hours away as the path passes through a dense forest area, the Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary. The nearest railway station is at Mumbai at a distance of 148 km and the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the closest at a distance of 137 km from the fort.
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