Vairagad-Fort



  • Name of the Fort:
  • Vairagad
  • Difficulty Level:
  • simple
  • Endurance Level:
  • simple

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • Base Village:
  • District:
  • Gadchiroli
  • Region:
  • Gadchiroli
  • How To Reach:
  • BUS : The Gadchiroli district has well connected road links to other adjoining districts as Chandrapur, Bhandara & Nagpur.The town Gadchiroli is situated about 180 Kms from Nagpur and 80 Kms away from Chandrapur of Vidarbha region. It takes around two hours journey from Chandrapur and 4 hours journey from Nagpur by State Transport Bus to reach Gadchiroli. Also, private luxury buses are run from Nagpur and Chandrapur for Gadchiroli.
    Train : The nearest railway station is at Chandrapur at a distance of 80 km. Gadchiroli has 18.5 km of railway lines passing through the northwestern part of the district.
  • Discription:
  • Vairagad Fort is famous for it’s ancient Temple & fort. On the bank of river Khobragadi and Sati, an ancient fort of Nag kingdom. Accourding to Italian survey, there may be diamond mine. The name Vairagad to be a corruption Of β€˜ Vajrakar β€˜ meaning β€˜ Diamond mine. The village Vairagad is surrounded by security wall of fort.It has been identified by some as being the same as Viratnagari of the Mahabharat where the Pandavas passed in hiding the period of their exile in disguise. About half a mile to the south of Wairagad is a small temple of Bhadresvar crowning the top of a small hillock. It is probably quite antique and bears great resemblance to the style after which the Markandeya temple at Markanda is built.