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

About Fort

  • District:
  • Satara
  • Region:
  • Pune
  • How To Reach:
  • Nearest airport is Pune with 90 km, nearest Railway station is Chiplun with 25 km and Pune with 100 km. State transport buses, private buses/vehicles are available from Satara/Pune/Mumbai.
  • Description:
  • Mandangad Fort, MaharashtraMandangad Fort is a popular fortress located about 2km from Mandangad town of in the district of Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. It is also known as ‘Chitradurga Fort’. After a conflict with Adil Shah, the fort was occupied by Maratha Emperor Chatrapati Shivaji. The history of this fort is very much speculative and obscure.
  • History:
  • It is one of the very old forts in the region with data suggesting that Mandangad was built in 12th century by King Bhoja II during the reins of the Shilahar dynasty. The fort was conquered by Shivaji Maharaj from Adil Shah and subsequently taken by British in 1818. Mandangad Fort, MaharashtraThis is one of the forts that Shivaji Maharaj did not have to fight to capture it. When he was heading towards Dabhol after defeating Kartalabh Khan, Mandangad village fell on the way. When the news about Shivaji Maharaj marching towards Dabhol reached to Jaswantarao Dalvi, he immediately fled to Shingarpur fearing for his life and leaving the fort.