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Shrivardhan Fort
श्रीवर्धन किल्ला
Part of Sahyadri Hill Range
Pune district, Maharashtra
Shrivardhan Fort.(sunday 19-9-2010)..JPG
Shrivardhan fort
Type Hill fort
Coordinates Latitude:
Longitude:
Construction
materials
Stone
Height 3600 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-)

Shrivardhan Fort is one of the two hill forts that constitute the Rajmachi fortification, the other being Manaranjan Fort.[1] It is located in Rajmachi village which 8.5 km from Lonavala in the Sahyadris mountain range. At 900 m(3000 feet) above sea level it was the taller of the two peaks and was named after Shrivardhan Ganpatrao Patwardhan. Other than a rampart there is no visible construction. It was probably used at a watchtower for the Sahyadri region. There are two water tanks at the top of the hill but one of them has an iron pillar in it.[2]

How to reach

There are two ways to reach the fort 1) Lonavla Tungarli way- It is an easy path which takes about 1 hour to reach the base village Udhewadi 2) Karjat-kondivade way- it requires a trekking up the hill for 2-hour. This route passes through dense forest area through the Ulhas river valley.[3]

See also

References

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