• Name of the Fort:
  • Bhairavgad
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Hardest
  • Endurance Level:
  • Hard

About Fort

  • Height of the Fort:
  • 3000 ft.
  • Base Village:
  • Durgvadi, Moroshit
  • District:
  • Thane
  • Region:
  • Malshej ghat
  • Route:
  • Pune-Narayagaon-Alephata-Malsej Ghat-Moroshi,3 hrs via Durgvadi, 7 hrs via Ramghal
  • Distance from Pune:
  • 50 Km
  • Description:
  • Via Durgvadi : For this way, we have to come at Chiplun. From Chiplun, one should reach Durgvadi, which is situated at the base of the fort. Bus from Chiplun to Durgvadi starts at 8 a.m. It takes approximately 1 hour. From Durgvadi, the way to the fort goes through the forest. It takes about 3 hours. Though this way is straight, it is little hectic. The way from the village Gavhare also connects here. No water Sis available on the way.
    Via Gavhare : The way towards Gavhare is before the village Durgvadi. One can come at Gavhare by this road. From here 3 hours are enough to reach the top.
    Sightseeing : There is a very big temple on the fort. This temple is well built and very beautiful. In the temple 2-3 ft long idols of Goddess Bheri, Goddess Tula and Shree Vaghjai are seen. We find many carvings on this temple. Tulsi Vrindavan and Shivling are seen in front of the temple. 2-3 pillars are also seen. Opposite to it there is another temple of Lord Shiva. From the temple the descending way takes us at the bastions of the fort. Further we see the remnants of the entrance. From here take left and come at backside of the fort. Here there are two water reservoirs. This water is potable. From the fort we can see the dense forests of Koyana. Top of the fort is not very big. So 2 hours are enough to see the fort. If we stand before the temple and descend down the right side way for 5 minutes, we come near a water reservoir. However, here water is available only till the month of March.
  • About:
  • This prominent and unique fort has a sharp pinnacle and can be spotted on the Malshej ghat road and it is separated from the main range. It is tricky and tough to climb. Great view of Malshej ghat. Bhairavgad comes under the regions of Koyananagar. The significance of forts here is that they are away from the actual range and hence are invisible from long distance. The main attraction of these forts is the dense forest. This fort has been declared as 'sanctuary'. All the villages once situated are moved out from the sanctuary. Buses are available to reach at the base village. The construction on this fort indicates that this fort was mainly used to keep check on the surrounding area. However no mention of this fort is available in the history.