Vairatgad Fort

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Vairatgad
Satara district, Maharashtra, India
Vairatgad is located in Maharashtra
Vairatgad
Vairatgad
Coordinates 17°52′41″N 73°55′04″E / 17.878073°N 73.917893°E / 17.878073; 73.917893
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Owner India Government of India
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Vairatgad fort is a fort situated near to the town of Wai in Maharashtra, India.[1]

The top of the fort is actually very small. There are remnants of old buildings. The bastion at the entrance is dilapidated. 5-6 cisterns can be seen to the left of the main gate, on the lower side of the cliff. There is a small cave to the right. At the top there is a Hanuman temple. An idol of Hanuman sits outside the temple.

History[edit]

King Bhoj of the Shilahar Dynasty built Vairatgad in the 11th century. During King Shivaji's reign the fort was used as a military station. King Shivaji conquered the Wai region and included Vairatgad and Pandavgad in his kingdom. The British captured it in 1818.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vairatgad Fort vairatgad.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2 January 2012