Kohoj-Fort



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

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 3200 feet
  • Base Village:
  • Durgvadi, Moroshit
  • District:
  • Thane
  • Region:
  • How To Reach:
  • From Kalyan bus depot one has to reach Wada. From here we can alight in a bus going towards Palghar or Manor and board at Vaghote village. One can also hire six-seater rickshaws from Wada. Now keeping the fort on our right hand side we have to walk down the foot-track. After a 5 minutes of walk we have to take a right turn. Few minutes of further walk takes us to a beautiful dam wherein we get a wonderful reflection of the fort. On crossing this dam actual climb of the fort begins. There is a complete U traverse to get to the fort-top. About 2 hours are required from Vaghote village to climb up the fort.
  • Distance from Pune:
  • 50 Km
  • Description:
  • Very few forts, to the north of Mumbai in Palghar region of Thane district, are still showing their existence, among which is the fort of Kohoj. This fort lies at about 10 to 11 kms. from Wada on the route of Wada – Palghar.
  • About:
  • Very few of the historical evidences are coherent to this fort. Looking at its well-dug cisterns, the fort can be said to be belonging to Bhoj-period. But no such evidences are available. In 16th century, Portuguese captured this fort from the King of Gujarat. They constructed fortifications and bastions on this fort. Later, in 18th century, Peshwe conquered this fort in their campaign of 1737. Afterwards the fort remained under the British rule.
    On reaching the plateau of the fort, a temple of Lord Shankar can be seen, which has now been rehabilitated. Two cisterns can be seen in front of the temple. One of the routes descends from the left side of the temple, where seven adjoined cisterns are located. One of the cisterns bears clean water. The other two cisterns have been spoiled, the remaining four being clogged. Few remnants in dilapidated state can be seen to the right of the temple. Fortification is also seen at some of the places on the fort. The other way stretches from the right side of the temple up the hill. Three large cisterns can be seen on this route, one of which is clogged and the other two contain water. This water can be used for drinking. An idol of Lord Hanumana can be seen near these cisterns.