Shivgad Fort, Maharashtra
Shivgad Fort is located in Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The fort is surrounded by thick forests and hills. The fort was constructed to keep an eye on the Phonda Ghat from a fenced area.
(Last Updated on : 16-10-2019)
Shivgad Fort is a fort
located in the Kolhapur district
. 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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