Madgad-Fort


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

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 770 ft.
  • District:
  • Raigad
  • Description:
  • Madgad (Srivardhan Taluka) about twelve miles south of Janjira, is a hill about 1,300 feet high. It stands out like a truncated cone from a range of hills which runs to the sea. During the later period of the Nizamshahi dynasty of Ahmadnagar Sahaji had for some time taken resort to this fort. In 1744 the Sidis for a time placed this fort under the charge of the Pcsva to prevent the Kolaba chief from taking it. On the top was said to be a large fortress, of which even the outlines of the walls are now difficult to make out. The fort was destroyed about “1830 by Sidi Muhammad Khan (1826-1848).