- Name of the Fort:
- Height of the Fort:
- 3200 ft.
- First we have to reach Nashik. Then board a S.T from Nashik's CBS bus station to Peth and alight at the Aashewadi Phata. A walk of some minutes takes us to Aashewadi village, from where we can see the fort.
Route to fort goes from the back side of the village by keeping fort at the left side. It takes 1 hour to climb the fort from this route.
- The Fort of Songadh literraly means 'Son' stands for Gold & 'Gadh' stands for fort which means that the 'Fort of Gold'.The Songadh Fort was built by the founder of the Gaekwad dynasty, Pillaji Rao Gaykwad between 1729-1766. Built deliberately on top of the high hill as a vantage point to keep an eye on enemies, the fort is also a brilliant example of Ancient architecture where influence of both Mughals and Marathas are evident.
There are not much Forts built in Gujarat State. Maharashtra is having lot of f orts because of its geographical position. Maharashtra is guarded by Sahyadri Mountains. So the Forts are in Maharashtra is very difficult to trek where as this Songadh fort does not have much height and its take hardly half an hour to reach at the top of the fort.