Shivgad Fort is a fort located in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. This fort was an important fort in Kolhapur district as a watch over for the Phonda Ghat trade route from Kolhapur to coastal ports. The fort is surrounded by thick forest and hill slopes. Shivgad Fort is a major attraction for the adventurous tourists, trekkers and the mountaineers.
History of Shivgad Fort
Ramchandra Pant Amatya was one of the eleven feudatories who controlled Shivgad Fort along with Gagangad Fort. This fort was under the control of Pant Amatya of Gaganbawda till the Indian independence.
Structure of Shivgad Fort
There is one dilapidated gate on the main entrance path of the fort. There are two bastions and a beautiful Sati stone on the fort which is locally known as ‘Ugvai Devi’.
Visiting Information of Shivgad Fort
The base village of the fort is Dajipur. The trekking path starts from the hillock west of the forest check post. The route is very safe and passes through dense jungle. It takes about an hour to reach the entrance gate of the fort.
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(Last Updated on : 16-10-2019)
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