Jivdhan-Fort



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

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 3750ft (1143 m)
  • Base Village:
  • Ghatghar
  • District:
  • Pune
  • Region:
  • Malshej ghat
  • Route:
  • By bus reach Vaishakhare. Climb up the Naneghat ( 3 hrs from Vaishakhare. Walk to the village Ghatghar ( 1 hr). Climb up the fort ( 1 1/2 hr) OR reach Junnar (125 km) - Ghatghar (30 km).
  • Distance from Pune:
  • --- Km
  • Description:
  • Jivdhan is situated in the vicinity of Naneghat. Of the 4 guards of Naneghat, Jivdhan is closest to Naneghat (Hadsar, Chavand, Shivneri being other 3 forts). One can trek it from Kokan side through Naneghat (refer Naneghat) and then reach the base village of Jivdhan - Ghatghar. OR one can directly reach Ghatghar by road via Junnar.
    To reach Gorakhgad, take a bus to Murbad. Regular S.T. service is available for Murbad from Kalyan. From Murbad then take a bus to Dehari. Two hours climb from Dehari will take you to the summit.
    Reaching the top of the Gorakhgad is a nice thrill that one should enjoy, except in the monsoon! The view around, is wonderful........Siddhagad in the south-west and Naneghat, Jivdhan, Dhakoba in the east, offers a nice panorama.
  • About:
  • The whole range of these forts originated during the rule of Satvaahan era. This is clear from the entrances carved out in stone. The fort stands at an important position and most important guard of Naneghat. From here any help to Naneghat could reach in less time. It was under Bahmani control and after that it went to Nizamshah. In 1636, Nizamshahi declined. Shahajiraje rescued Murtiza, the last Nizam from Jivdhan and took with him to the fort of Pemgiri. But he was trapped by Mughals and had to hand him over to them. This was the end of Nizamshahi. In 1818, the British captured all the forts here and destroyed them. Jivdhan too became a victim and the main entrance was destroyed. Even today the marks of those wounds cannot go unnoticed as we climb the fort.