Nandgiri-Fort



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

About Fort

  • Height Of the Fort:
  • 3500 ft.
  • District:
  • Satara
  • Region:
  • Pune
  • Base Village:
  • Nandgiri
  • How To Reach:
  • There is only one way to reach the fort. This way is from the base village of Nandgiri (Dhumalvadi). Board a bus for Satara Rd. from Satara station. Distance between Satara Rd and Nandgiri is 3 km. From here board a bus for Kinhaee, on the way to which Nandgiri is situated. Buses are available for every half an hour from Satara to Kinhaee. It takes 45 minutes to reach to the fort. There is a cave on this way.
  • Description:
  • Kalyangad is situated in Satara. All the forts in this area are built on the hilltops separated from the mountain range. The peculiarity of this fort is it is easiest to climb. The bus service here is good because sugar cane is grown on large scale and transportation is essential.
  • History:
  • Kalyan gad is also known as Nandgiri fort. This fort was built by king Bhoj-II of Shilahar dynasty as mentioned in the copper plate inscription found in Satara. This fort appears to be built in between 1178 to 1209. It appears from many copper plate inscriptions of Shilahar kings that they gave many donations to Jain people. It has been proved that this fort is built by Shilahar Kings, as many statues of Lord Parshvanath are found in the cave on Kalyangad. In 1673 Shivaji Maharaj conquered Satara and surrounding regions. Kalyangad became a part of his territory. After Shivaji, the administration of Kalyangad went into the hands of Pratinidhis (representatives). Later, conflicts arose between Peshvas and Pratinidhis. The fort was taken over by Peshwa. In 1818 general Prisler brought this fort under British control.