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Konkandiva Fort
कोंकणदिवा किल्ला
Part of Sahyadri Hill Range
Raigad district, Maharashtra
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Konkandiva fort
Type Hill fort
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Construction
materials
Stone
Height 2953 Ft.
Current
condition
Ruins
Current
owner
Government of India
Open to
the public
Yes
Controlled by

 Maratha Empire (1739–1818)
 United Kingdom

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

Konkandiva Fort (Marathi language: कोंकणदिवा किल्ला, Hindi language: कोंकणदिवा क़िला, (transliteration: Konkandiva Qilа̄)is a fort located 70 km from Pune in Maharashtra. This fort is on the boundary of Raigad and Pune district. The fort was important as a surveillance fort to keep watch on the possible attack on the Raigad fort through Ghol Village side along the Mutha river.[1]

How to reach

There are two routes to reach the fort. The route from Konkan region is tough and the nearest town is Mahad which is 61  km from Mumbai. The base village of the fort is Sandoshi which is 32  km from Mahad. There are good hotels at Mahad. The trekking path passes through the kavlya ghat hillock north of the Sandoshi. The second route starts from Village Gajarewadi which is near Ghol in Pune district. This route is very safe and wide. Both the routes meet at a col on the northern side of the fort. The trek path is then steep and requires efforts to climb in rainy season.[2] The villagers from the local village Gajrewadi make night stay and food arrangements at a reasonable cost.

Places to see

There is a cave and a few rock-cut water cisterns on the fort to be seen.

Gallery

See also

References

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