Raikot-Fort



  • Name of the Fort:
  • Raikot
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Medium
  • Endurance Level:
  • Medium

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 1640 ft
  • Base Village:
  • Laling
  • District:
  • Dhule
  • Region:
  • Pune
  • How To Reach:
  • Kondaibari ghat is on the Dhule - Surat route. Kondaibari village is at the beginning of the ghat and Morkaranj village is at the end. Raikot fort can be reached from both these villages.
    l) Kondaibari route:- Kondaibari village is 70 kms from Dhule on the Dhule - Surat route. 3 kms further from this village, on the Nandurbar road, take the left diversion to Raikot village. One passes by Navagaon (4 kms) - Lagadvaad (2 kms) and finally to Raikot (2 kms). The road from Hanuman temple outside the village ends at a small path which further takes us to a trench. One reaches the fort after climbing this trench. As the surrounding area of the fort is located at a height well above sea level, the further ascend to the fort becomes quite easy.
    2) Morkaranj route:- A small path from Morkaranj village via Makad-dari valley and then stairs built in rock on the upper side of the fort leads us to the fort entrance.
  • Discription:
  • This fort in the Kondaibari Ghat was built to keep an eye on the Surat-Burhanpur trade route.Remnants of the fort wall can be seen on a trench between two hills on the way to the fort from Raikot village. This fort is now being utilized as a farm land which is the main reason for its ruins. There is a lake and a bastion on the fort. The path from Morkaranj village to the fort has stairs built in rock. There is a cave (10 ft * 20 ft in size) near the stairways but it is not recommended for a stay. The beautiful and steep valley which surrounds the fort from three sides is called Makad-dari.