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Bhilai Fort FortHeight : 3477 ft
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Chankapur
District : Nashik Grade : Hard
      Bhilai fort is in Dagadi Sakode village. Every year during the Hindu festival of Diwali the locals visit the cave on the fort otherwise no one usually visits this place. The path approaching the fort is very slippery and while going towards the summit we have to cross two rock patches.
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Bhilai Fort
Bhilai Fort
Bhilai Fort
Fascinating Spots :

      Dagadi Sakode village is 2 kms from the fort and its rocky cap structure is visible from the village. 2 kms from Bhilai on the road towards Patole Sakharpada we come to Sakharpada pass. To the left, here, is the hill of Adhir while to the right is Bhilai fort. After crossing the pass there is a mountain ridge which connects near to the road. We have to ascend on this ridge.

Once we ascend the pass there are some stones on the right side covered with vermillion. After this we have to start ascending towards the hill which stands before Bhilai fort, keeping the hill to our right and the valley to our left, heading towards the rock wall of the fort. This patch has a lot of scree and multiple paths criss-cross each other. Thus it is important to focus on our path leading to the rock wall of the fort else there are chances one would miss their path. From the point where we started from the pass, it takes about 45 minutes to reach the bottom of the west side of the rock wall. From here, keeping the valley to left and rock wall to right we come across a spot in about 2 minutes where some rocks are kept to climb a rock patch. This rock patch is about 10 ft after which there is an unpaved path. This rock patch can be climbed without a rope but it is always recommended to carry one for safety purpose. Once we climb the rock patch we can see the fort edge and the caves below it. While proceeding towards these caves we come across 5 water tanks carved in rock. Moving ahead there is another rock wall we come across and 2 caves. In these caves there are idols of Lord Hanuman, Goddess Saptashrungi and other rocks covered with vermillion. From the caves there is a narrow path leading to the fort summit which is small in size. There is a saffron flag post here. From the fort top we can see Salher, Salota, Mulher, Pimpla, Chaulher forts.

Ways To Reach :
      Reach Satana via Nashik. Dagadi Sakode is the base village of the fort at 28 kms from Satana and daily 3 buses ply to the village. From Bhilai on the way to Sakharpada we come across Sakharpada pass at about 2 kms. To the left of this pass there is a hill which is named “Adhir” and to the right of this pass is Bhilai fort. With one’s private vehicle the base village can be reached as follows:- Via Nashik – Satana (114 kms), Nashik-Saptashrungi-Abhona-Kanashi (94 kms).
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Time To Reach :
      1.5 hours from the pass.
Best Season To Visit :
      July to March
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Forts in the District of Nashik
 Aad  Achala  Ahivant  Ajmera
 Alang  Anjaneri  Ankai  Aundha
 Bhaskargad  Bhilai Fort  Bishta  Bitangad
 Chaulher  Dehergad (Bhorgad)  Dermal  Dubergad(Dubera)
 Dundha  Gadgada (Ghargad)  Galna  Gorakhgad(Manmad)
 Hargad  Harihar  Hatgad  Indrai
 Jawlya  Kanchan  Kanhergad(Nashik)  Kankrala
 Karha  Katra  Kavnai  Khairai
 Kulang  Madangad  Malegaon Fort  Mangi-Tungi
 Manikpunj  Markandeya  Mohandar(Shidaka)  Moragad
 Mordhan  Mulher  Nhavigad  Pimpla
 Pisol  Premgiri  Rajdeher  Rajdher
 Ramshej  Ranjangiri  Rawlya  Rawlya - Jawlya
 Salher  Salota  Saptashrungi  Sitabuldi fort(Sitabardi Fort)
 Songad  Trimbakgad  Tringalwadi