Mahimangad Fort - Satara

Mahimangad lies within the village limits of Sindi Budruk about five and a half miles west of Dahivadi. The fort is very easy to climb. The top of the fort can be reached within 30 minutes and the whole fort can be seen in less than hour.

History of Mahimangad Fort
Mahimangad is expressly mentioned as one of the chain forts built by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to guard his eastern frontier. This shrine however proves nothing since there are many such unfortified hills with shrines. The masonry is characteristic of the later built forts of Maratha times consisting of small, almost or altogether, uncut stones bound by mortar usually poor but, at the bastions and entrance, of good sound quality. On the same spur about a hundred yards east of the fort is a hill which barely commands it and is connected with it by a neck of the spur. The hamlets at the feet are not walled or protected in any way so that the approach within 250 feet of the top must have been easy enough. To escalade it however must have; been difficult though at the south-east corner by no means impossible. The hereditary garrison consisted of about seventy-five Ramoshis and Mahars who held the gadkari inam lands. The fort had lands assigned for it. The havaldar or former commander of the garrison is now the Patil and the sabnis or accountant is the Kulkarni of the lands which are for purposes of administration as a distinct village called by the name of the fort.

Best time to Visit:
Throughout the Year

What to see?
Bastian, Fortification, Water cisterns, Temple of Hanuman

Water and Food
No water & food on the Fort.  Need to carry food and water along with

Stay / Accommodation
No place to stay on the Fort. One can stay at the base village of Mahimangad

Places around
Gondavale, Mayani, Wardhangad

Approximate Distance from Pune
150Kms

Route Available from Pune
Pune – Khandala – Satara – Koregaon – Wardhangad - Mahimangad
Pune - Khandala – Wathar – Koregaon – Pusegaon – Mahimangad
Pune - Saswad – Veer Dam – Phaltan – Dhaidi - Mahimangad

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Mahimangad Fort

Mahimangad Fort

Mahimangad Fort

Mahimangad Fort

Mahimangad Fort

Mahimangad Fort

Mahimangad Fort

Mahimangad Fort

Mahimangad Fort

Mahimangad Fort
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