Ghangad-Fort



  • Name of the Fort:
  • Ghangad
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Medium
  • Endurance Level:
  • Easy

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 2565 feet approx
  • Base Village:
  • Ekole
  • District:
  • Pune
  • Region:
  • Lonavla
  • Route:
  • Pune-Lonavla-Sahara valley-Ambavane-Bhamburde-Ekole.
  • Distance from Pune:
  • 110 Km
  • Description:
  • Ghangad is situated on western side of Mulshi River, which is called as Korbarase Maval. This fort is surrounded by Korigad, Telbaila and Sudhagad, but still lonely and separated. There is not much documentation explored about history of the fort. Earlier it was with Koli Samant, then with Adilshah and later with the Marathas. The phoney Sadashivrao Bhausaheb Peshwa, Sukhnidhan, a Kanoji Brahmin was imprisoned on this fort. Ghangad was also handed over along with Korigad to the new ruler. Fort must have used to keep an eye on path leading upward from Kokan.
  • About:
  • On entering the fort one will come across two Rock cut caves right in front of you. Floor of these caves are uneven and not suitable for sleep. Turning right one will sight massive chunk of rocks detached from the cliff in a strange way. Under this massive rock there is an idol of goddess Waghjai. A cave ahead of it contains water.
    Turning back walk towards left side of entrance and reach a rock face. Climbing up a rock patch of about 10 to 15 feet one will reach rock-cut water cistern. Moving towards little left, one need to climb a rock patch. One will also find bolts on the rock for tying rope. On reaching top one will come across 5 - 6 rock cut caves. Two or three of them contains water. The remaining has better surface to camp for 10 - 15 ppl.
    A little ahead there is a crumbled entrance. After reaching this door one will reach old armoured bastion The view from the top is great; you can see telbaila rising from the plateau, Sudhagad to the left of Telbaila and Sarasgad at a distance. On the other side you can see the backwaters of Mulshi Lake, also Nandand Ghat, Savashnicha ghat and Bhorpaychi Nal, which descend to Kokan.