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Bhorgiri Fort
भोरगिरी किल्ला
Pune district, Maharashtra
Type Hill fort
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Construction
materials
Stone
Height 2000 Ft.
Current
condition
Ruins
Current
owner
Government of India
Open to
the public
Yes
Controlled by

 United Kingdom

  • East India Company (1818-1857)
  • British Raj (1857-1947)
 India (1947-)

Bhorgiri Fort(Marathi language: भोरगिरी किल्ला) is a fort in Pune district near to Bhimashankar in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Location

The fort is located about 95 km from Pune. The nearest town is Rajgurunagar (Khed). This fort lay about 45 km west of the Rajgurunagar town on a small hill detached from the Bhimashankar Hill.The Fort is situated near the village Bhorgiri. The fort hill is flanked on both sides by Bhima river and a small tributaory of the Bhima river.

Places to see

There are many caves and shivlinga on the fort. The structures on the fort are in ruined state covered with lots of shrubs growing over them .There is a stone idol of Virbhadra god on the fort.[1]

History

Very less history of this fort is known. Similar to the Padargad fort in Karjat side of the ancient trade route linking Konkan with the Pune region, this fort was also used as a surveillance fort on the Pune side.

References

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