Mahadevgad-Fort



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

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 750 ft.
  • Base Village:
  • Kharepatan
  • Region:
  • Sindhudurg
  • How To Reach:
  • Kharepatan village is on the border of Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts. Rajapur and Nandgaon are the nearest railway stations on the Konkan Railway line. Kharepatan village is 25 kms from these two stations. In the village, we first come across ST bus stand and then the market area. The line of shops from the market towards the creek leads us to the steps reaching a school. This school is in Kharepatan fort premises itself.
  • Description:
  • Mahadevgad fort is 3 kms from the famous hill station Amboli in Sindhudurg district. In ancient times goods unloaded on the ports of Malvan, Vengurla, Redi used to be transported to different market places via ghats. Mahadevgad fort was primarily built to protect Paarpoli ghat trade route.
  • History:
  • This fort was built by Anasaheb Fond Sawant of Sawantwadi. The fort had a well built fortified wall and bastions. There was a trench surrounding the fort wall but sadly none of these have stood the test of time and there are no remnants left on the fort.