|Vasota Fort/ Vyaghragad|
वासोटा किल्ला/ व्याघ्रगड
Vasota fort from Met indavli
|Owner||Government of India|
|Built||Bhoj Raja of Panhala|
Shivaji Maharaj incorporated the fort into Swarajya in 1655 during the conquest of Javli. Shivaji Maharaj renamed the fort "Vyaghragad" (Vyaghra – means tiger), owing to its difficult natural defense.
In 1818 the British bombarded the fort with heavy artillery, destroying many buildings on Vasota (Chandika mandir, Daru-kothar, etc.) and looted property worth 5 lakhs.
Places to see
The fort is in dilapidated condition and is overgrown. The remnants of Shree Mahadev mandir and the plinth of a huge "sadar" (discussion place) are there. It is a protected natural reserve.
Vasota Fort is located about 70 km from satara near Bamnoli village on the banks of Shivsagar lake.
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