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Vairatgad
Satara district, Maharashtra, India
Coordinates Latitude: 17.878073
Longitude: 73.917893
Current
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India Government of India
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Vairatgad fort is a fort situated near to the town of Wai in Maharashtra, India.[1]

The top of the fort is actually very small. There are remnants of old buildings. The bastion at the entrance is dilapidated. 5-6 cisterns can be seen to the left of the main gate, on the lower side of the cliff. There is a small cave to the right. At the top there is a Hanuman temple. An idol of Hanuman sits outside the temple.

History

King Bhoj of the Shilahar Dynasty built Vairatgad in the 11th century. During King Shivaji's reign the fort was used as a military station. King Shivaji conquered the Wai region and included Vairatgad and Pandavgad in his kingdom. The British captured it in 1818.

References

  1. Vairatgad Fort vairatgad.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2 January 2012

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