Malhargad { Also Known as Sonori Fort }

Malhargad { Also Known as Sonori Fort }
Malhargad is just 35kms from Pune (Katraj). It is also called as Sonori Fort due to the village Sonori situated at its base. The fort has been named after the god Malhari and is the last fort built by the Marathas, 1775. It is also known as "Tarun Killa" (young fort) because it is the latest fort built in Maharashtra.
The fort is believed to be built to keep watch on dive ghat along the Pune-Saswad route. The fort was built during the period of 1757 to 1760. The fort was built by Bhivrao Yashvant and Krishnaji Madhavrao Panse, a Peshwa Sardar, who was the chief in charge of “Tofkhana” of the Peshwas. Citations of a visit of Elder Madhavrao Peshwe to the fort are available in historic documents. A palace, belonging to Panse, can be seen in the Sonori village though; much of it is in ruins.
The fort is in good condition. There are two temples constructed side-by-side: the smaller is of Lord Khandoba, and the bigger one is of Lord Mahadeva.

I have been to Malhargad many times.  It is very beautiful and small fort.  It takes one and half hours to reach Malhargad from Pune and less than one hour to see the entire fort.

Best time to Visit:
Best time to visit is from September to December to see greenery around otherwise one can visit this place in any season.

What to see?
Fortification, Water cisterns, Lord Khandoba & Lord Mahadeva Temple,

Water and Food
There is no water available on the fort so advice is to carry sufficient water.
Also no food is available on the fort.

Stay / Accommodation
There is no place to stay on fort.

Places around
Jadhavgad Fort, Saswad, Dive Ghat, Mastani Lake, Daulatmangal Fort (Bhuleshwar Temple), Purandar Fort
  
Approximate Distance from Pune

Approx. 40 Kms from Pune

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