Kamandurg-Fort



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

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 2160 ft
  • Base Village:
  • District:
  • Thane
  • Region:
  • Thane
  • How To Reach:
  • 1) One has to get down at Kaman station on the Diva-Vasai railway line. The train halts at Dombivli station at 5.20 am and reached Kama at 6.05 am.
    2) Kaman is 22 kms from Bhiwandi on the Bhiwandi-Vasai road.
    3) Autorickshaws from Naigaon station on the western railway can take you to Chinchpada from where another auto ride can be taken to reach Kaman village.
  • Distance from Pune:
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  • Description:
  • Kamandurg stands tall and proud to be the second highest fort in Thane district and still has some signs of the ancient times. This fort is special in its own way by having a gradual steep climb of about 2.30 hrs through dense forest, rock cut steps but in spite of that is rarely visited. Kamandurg played an important role during the battle of Vasai and the main aim it was built for was to keep an eye on the trade carried through Ulhas river.
  • History:
  • A reference to this fort can be found in “Mahakavti Bakhar” of the 11th century which states it as “Kamvandurg”. This fort was built to protect the trade route of Ulhas river from Kalyan creek port. In 1683, Sambhaji Maharaj won this fort from the Portuguese and later on 12th September, 1685 they won it back. Due to non availability of adequate water on the fort, the Portuguese had to abandon the fort. During the Peshwa-Portuguese war of 1737, Shankarji Keshav wrote a letter to the Peshwas to rehabilitate the fort as its location is quite crucial standing very near to the Portuguese land and it can be used to keep a hold on the Kalyan-Bhiwandi route. Later, two water tanks were built and the old ones were repaired which made the fort fit for rehabilitation.