Shrivardhan Fort

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Shrivardhan Fort
श्रीवर्धन किल्ला
Part of Sahyadri Hill Range
Pune district, Maharashtra
Shrivardhan Fort.(sunday 19-9-2010)..JPG
Shrivardhan fort
Shrivardhan Fort is located in Maharashtra
Shrivardhan Fort
Shrivardhan Fort
Shrivardhan Fort is located in India
Shrivardhan Fort
Shrivardhan Fort
Coordinates18°49′37.8″N 73°24′00″E / 18.827167°N 73.40000°E / 18.827167; 73.40000
TypeHill fort
Height3600 Ft.
Site information
OwnerGovernment of India
Controlled by
 Maratha Empire (1739–1818)
 United Kingdom  India (1947-)
Open to
the public
Yes
ConditionRuins
Site history
MaterialsStone

Shrivardhan Fort is one of the two hill forts that constitute the Rajmachi fortification, the other being Manaranjan Fort.[1] It is located in Rajmachi village which 8.5 km from Lonavala in the Sahyadris mountain range. At 900 m(3000 feet) above sea level it was the taller of the two peaks and was named after Shrivardhan Ganpatrao Patwardhan. Other than a rampart there is no visible construction. It was probably used at a watchtower for the Sahyadri region. There are two water tanks at the top of the hill but one of them has an iron pillar in it.[2]

How to reach[edit]

There are two ways to reach the fort 1) Lonavla Tungarli way- It is an easy path which takes about 1 hour to reach the base village Udhewadi 2) Karjat-kondivade way- it requires a trekking up the hill for 2-hour. This route passes through dense forest area through the Ulhas river valley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Friends of Forts". Archived from the original on 5 April 2009. Retrieved 16 March 2009.
  2. ^ Gunaji, Milind (2005). Offbeat Tracks in Maharashtra. Popular Prakashan. pp. 38–39. ISBN 81-7154-669-2. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  3. ^ "राजमाची". Archived from the original on 20 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.

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