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Sagargad Fort

Posted by: dc
Category: Travel

Sagargad Fort is located in Alibag of Raigad District. The path to the fort starts from Khandale village on Alibag-Pen Road. This fort can be visited all round the year. A gentle walk of 2 hours from the village Khandale can reach us up to the fort. There is a small temple of Mahishasurmardini and a water tank on the way. Also, there is “Dodhane” waterfall on the way. The beauty of the waterfall can be seen in Monsoon. There is a Siddheshwar monastery on the Sagargad machi. The pedestrians can make a night halt in the monastery.

Very less is known about this fort. King Shivaji won this fort from Adilshah in 1660 A.D. Sagargad was one of the 23 forts which were handed over to Moghuls 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.

Photo credits to dikyaaaa