Avachitgad-Fort



  • Name of the Fort:
  • Avachitgad
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Easy
  • Endurance Level:
  • Easy

About Fort

  • Height:
  • 984 feet
  • Base Village:
  • Pengalsai
  • Region:
  • Raigad
  • How To Reach:
  • There are two routes to reach the fort. One route starts from the village Pingalsi, it take 2 hours to reach the fort and the other route is from village Medha,it is a fairly easy trek through the jungle up to the fort which takes about an hour to climb.Both the routes meet at a saddle shaped hill.The route from Medhe village begins from a big well called "Haud". The water from this well is potable. From atop the fort one can have a beautiful view of the neighbouring forts of Talagad, Telbaila, Sarasgad, Dhangad, Sudhagad, Raigad and Savashnagad.
  • History:
  • This fort is believed to be built by Shilahar kings and subsequently used by the Nizam of Ahmednagar. The great Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji is also believed to have reconstructed this fort. The work was carried out in a hurry and hence the name 'Avchit' (hurry) 'gad' (fort). In the Third Anglo-Maratha War, this fort was won over by Colonel Prother from the Peshwas in February 1818 along with other forts in the neighboring region.
  • Description:
  • Avchitgad is a fort located in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. The fort is situated near Roha in the Raigad district. At the base of this fort is a village called Medha