Hargad

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Hargad Fort
Nashik district, Maharashtra
Hargad fort.jpg
Hargad fort from Mulher
Hargad Fort is located in Maharashtra
Hargad Fort
Hargad Fort
Coordinates20°45′17.8″N 74°02′21.8″E / 20.754944°N 74.039389°E / 20.754944; 74.039389
TypeHill fort
Height4450 feet
Site information
OwnerGovernment of India
Open to
the public
Yes
ConditionRuins
Site history
MaterialsStone
GradeMedium

Hargad fort (हरगड ) is located in the Baglan area of Nashik district. There are two main hill ranges in Baglan area, the Selbari range is south of the Dolbari hill range. These two ranges run parallel to each other in east-west direction. Hargad is located on Selbari hill range.All these forts were maintained to keep watch on the Burhanpur-Surat ancient commercial road. The road passes between the two hill ranges.Hargad fort is a small fort, close to Mulher fort. These are key forts situated between fertile lands of Khandesh and port city of Surat.

History[edit]

No separate history is mentioned of this fort. This fort is adjoining the Mulher fort.[1]

Places to see[edit]

There are few rock cut cisterns and caves on the fort, There is one 14 feet long cannon lying on the fort. There is no significant construction on the fort.The pathway to the fort is made of rock cut steps. From the top of this fort Mangi-Tungi, Salher, Salota, Mora, Mulher, Nhavigad forts are easily seen.

How to reach[edit]

There is a good motorable road up to the base village Mulher. It takes about two hour to reach the col between Mulher and Hargad fort. The path from the col leads to the fort. There are three gates in ruined condition. There is no good water on the fort, so it is advisable to carry enough water. It takes about one hour to climb and see the fort.

Hargad from Mulher fort
The cannon

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hargad, Sahyadri,Shivaji,Trekking,Marathi,Maharastra". trekshitiz.com.
  • Sangati written by Young zingaro Trekkers
  • Sad sahyadrichi Bhatkanti Killyanchi written by P.K. Ghanekar

Coordinates: 20°45′17.8″N 74°02′21.8″E / 20.754944°N 74.039389°E / 20.754944; 74.039389