(Last Updated on : 01/11/2019)
Tandulwadi Fort is located in Palghar district
. It is not a fully built up fort
, but a series of structures spread over the top of the mountain
. The fort dates back 800 years and was primarily used as a watch tower over the surrounding plains. The height of the fort is about 1524 feet.
History of Tandulwadi Fort
In the 15th century during the rule of Jafar Khan, son of Ahmed Shah of the Gujarat Sultanate, the Tandulwadi fort was used as a reconnoitre fort to keep a watch on neighbouring forts and the Arabian Sea
. In 1454, the Sultan of Ahmedabad captured Mahikavati (Mahim Fort
) and one of his Sardar named Mallik Allauddin was made chief of Tandulwadi fort. In 1509, the Portuguese
took the fort but lost control of the area to the Marathas
in 1737 after the Battle of Bassein.
Structure of Tandulwadi Fort
Tandulwadi Fort has several rock cut water cisterns. There are no bastions, walls or houses on the fort. There is no evidence of fortification except for a small stone wall on the southern side. A small water pond is situated in the center.
Visiting Information of Tandulwadi Fort
Tandulwadi village is situated at the base of the fort. The village
is well connected by road. It is also reachable through the Mumbai
– Ahmedabad National Highway
NH 8. To reach the highest point of the fort it takes one hour.
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