Bhairavgad (fort)

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Bhairavgad Near Shirpunje Village In Sahyadri mountains of Maharashtra,there are multiple mountains named Bhairavgad one near the Karad-Chiplun area, one near Malshej Ghat and third in the Bhandardara region in the neighborhood of Ghanchakkar the third highest peak of Sahyadris(1532 meters)

Location: Bhairavgad is located in Shirpunje village 27 km from Rajur in the Akole taluka of Ahmednagar district There are two ways to go to Bhairavgad 1)From Shirpunje village 2)From Ambit village nearby Pachnaai the base village of Harishchandragad

Height Height in meters(1145 meters)

This area comes under Kalsubai-Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary hence it is covered by dense trees

This fort is believed to be ancient and almost 2500 years old.This fort has only few ruins and remains on the top.There are two big caves on the top in which one cave is a shrine of Lord Bhairavnath and another cave is used for residence purpose for trekkers and visitors There are many water tanks on the top but only one tank is having water suitable for drinking The idol in cave is very good carved, painted and this shrine is well maintained by the villagers of Shirpunje. Recently Pune based like minded group of climber named Safety Climbing Initiative (SCI) and DurgPremi Giribhraman Sanstha made a Rock Climbing route safe for climbers, Thorough bolting of 'MGM' bolt which guaranteed for at least 50 yrs for non rusting and climbers can climb this wall safely with no hassle and worry on this fort. Its dyke kind of structure of wall very rare in western ghat.

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