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- Distance from Pune:
- 80 Km
- Narayangad is a hill fort near Pune, located 80 km from Pune, 8 km from Narayangaon and 5 km from Khodad village. Near Narayangad is a small village named Gadachiwadi. The fort is from the Satvahan Era and was used as a watch point for the Junnar Paithan route.
- Above the fort there are small waterponds named Narayantake, and Chambar Take. At the highest point of the fort there is a temple of the Goddess "Hastamata" and below it there is the temple of "Mukaai".
The Giant Meterwave Radio Telescope (GMRT) project, that is located 10 km away has in the recent times popularised the fort amongst trekkers. Built in the North-South direction the fort has its main entrance on the western side.
The hill has some other ruins, especially a stone doorway bearing on its lintel a figure of Ganpati and two attendant tigers. The fortress is said to have been rebuilt by the first Peshwa Balaji Vishvanath (1714-1720) and given in saranjam or service-grant to Sayaji Povar. In the last Maratha war of 1818 Narayangad is said to have surrendered to the British .