History of Sagargad Fort
Sagargad Fort is said to exist since the Satavahana dynasty. Sagargad Fort was won by Shivaji Maharaj from Adil Shah in 1660 A.D. It was one of the 23 forts which were handed over to Mughals in the Treaty of Purandar. It was one of the 16 fortified posts that were given to Kanhoji Angre by Balaji Vishwanath Peshwa in 1713. Prisoners sentenced to death were said to be hurled down from the monkey point of the fort. In the mid-19th century the British took the fort and built retreat homes on it.
Structure of Sagargad Fort
Sagargad Fort has a main entrance and two bastions which are completely damaged. There is a small temple of Mahishasuramardini, a Siddheshwar temple and a water tank on the way. There is also another tank inside the fort which is famous by the name of Pandav Kund. At this place, 9 tombs of Satis can be found by the travellers and is called ‘Sati Plateau’. There is Dodhane Waterfall on the way to the fort.
Visiting Information of Sagargad Fort
Khandale village is situated on the Mumbai-Alibaug road. While travelling to Alibaug, one can reach Khandale village after crossing Karla pass. The village is about 4 miles from Alibaug. The path to the fort starts from Khandale village on Alibaug-Pen Road. A gentle walk of 2 hours from the village Khandale can reach one up to the fort.
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