Chavand, Maharashtra

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Coordinates: 19°14′13″N 73°44′54″E / 19.236848°N 73.748217°E / 19.236848; 73.748217

Chavand Fort
चावंड किल्ला
Part of Sahyadri Hill Range
Pune district, Maharashtra
Chavand Fort is located in Maharashtra
Chavand Fort
Chavand Fort
Coordinates19°14′12.7″N 73°44′53.6″E / 19.236861°N 73.748222°E / 19.236861; 73.748222
TypeHill fort
Height3400 Ft.
Site information
OwnerGovernment of India
Controlled by Ahmadnagar (1521-1594)

 Maratha Empire (1739-1818)
 United Kingdom  India (1947-)
Open to
the public
Yes
ConditionRuins
Site history
In useGuarding the trade route
MaterialsStone

Chavand ( Marathi: चावंड किल्ला) is a hill fortress situated 30 km from the modern-day town of Naryangoan in Junnar Taluka of Pune district in Maharashtra, India. The fort, which rises 1,036 meters (3,399 feet) above sea level, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. The fort was looted and destroyed by the British upon siege. This is one of the forts known as the 'Famous 5'. Chavaand, Hadsar, Shivneri, Jivdhan and Naneghat form the Famous 5 trek. The fort has remnants of construction that are more than 800 years old. Village of Chavandwadi lies at the base of the fort. Under the rule of Shivaji this was known as Prasannagad.

History[edit]

Founder of Nizam Dynasty, Nizam Ahmed was the first Nizamshah who acquired the fort of Chavand after the dissolution of the Bahmanid Empire. The seventh Nizamshah was Burhanshah II. Bahadurshah's grandson was imprisoned 1594 and was taken away to this fort.[1] Bahadurshah is the nephew of Chandbibi. In 1636, the Mughals got the fort of Chavand by signing a treaty with the Nizams.On 1 May 1818 the British forces captured the fort [2]

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