Vairatgad Fort

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Satara district, Maharashtra, India
Vairatgad is located in Maharashtra
Coordinates17°52′41″N 73°55′04″E / 17.878073°N 73.917893°E / 17.878073; 73.917893
Height1018m(3340 ft)
Site information
OwnerIndia Government of India
Open to
the public

Vairatgad fort is a fort situated near to the town of Wai in Maharashtra, India.[1]

The top of the fort is 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.


Vairatgad fort as seen from National Highway 48

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.


  1. ^ Vairatgad Fort Retrieved 2 January 2012