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Anghai FortHeight : 1350
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Anghai
District : Pune Grade : Very difficult
      
Near Jambhulpada village of Raigad district there are two forts of Anghai and Mrugagad which were built to protect the two routes of Sav ani Nisani and also the Amba river valley. As they were mainly built for watch keeping purposes there are hardly any structures on the fort. The base village of Anghai fort which is Kalab, falls in Raigad district whereas the fort and its mountain range falls in Pune district. Many villagers cross this mountain range to reach Lonavla on the other side.

There are 4 rock patches on this fort and thus it is advised to carry all technical equipment along with experts for this trek.
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Anghai
Anghai
Anghai
Fascinating Spots :

      From Anghai village one can see three peaks. Anghai fort is the one to the left. The path goes through the fields and in 15 minutes we reach the bridge on Amba river. To the left side of this bridge is a tree which the locals have named as “Buruna Doh”. After crossing the bridge we can see a hill covered with a lot of trees. After a 5 minute climb on this hill we come across a Mango orchard and a house. A path going near this house takes us in the pass between Anghai fort and the peak to its right. After we cross the Mango orchard there is a patch of dense forest. A 15 minute trail from here takes us to a flat ground and beyond this again there is a cover of dense forest. There are signs marked from here which lead us to the cleft between the two peaks/hills. There is a rock patch here of approximately 15 ft with hold in it for grip. To bypass this rock patch one can go to the right where the rock patch wall ends and here one can climb with the support of holds in the rock and nearby trees. After crossing this patch we come across a cave to the left. To the right side of this cave there are rock cut steps which take us to the base of the cleft which goes to the fort.

There are many fallen rocks in the cleft and the ascend is about 70-80 degrees vertical after which we reach about half its height. Here the path is closed so one has to go to the rock patch which is sideways. This 10 ft rock patch has 6 rock cut steps towards its end part. These may be buried under mud which we have to check properly. After the steps we come to the upper part of the rock patch. From the first rock patch to the third rock patch it takes about 45 minutes to reach. As we continue moving in the cleft, we reach the pass between the fort and the hill which is to the right in 15 minutes. There is a dense forest cover in the last patch. Going further there is another patch of rock cut steps after which there is another rock patch beyond which we reach the fort top. On the summit there is a temple of Goddess Anghai and three water tanks. Tail Baila and Sudhagad forts can be seen from the top.
Ways To Reach :
      One has to reach Khopoli. On the Khopoli - Pali route, at 29 kms from Khopoli there is a diversion for Jambhulpada. From here a road takes us to Kalamb village at 6 kms. Mumbai - Khopoli - Kalamb distance is 87 kms.


Reach Khopoli by train. Then board a bus for Pali and alight at Parali village from where auto rickshaws are available to reach Kalamb village.
Accommodation Facility :
      Nil
Food Facility :
      Available in Pali, Khopoli
Drinking Water Facility :
      Nil
Time To Reach :
      3 hrs 30 mins from Kalamb village
Best Season To Visit :
      October to March
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Forts of Category: Hill forts
 Aad  Achala  Aguada  Ahivant
 Ajinkyatara  Ajmera  Ajoba  Alang
 Ambagad  Anghai  Anjaneri  Ankai
 Arjungad  Asherigad  Aundha  Avchitgad
 Ballalgad  Balwantgad  Banda Fort  Bankot
 Barvai  Bhagwantgad  Bhairavgad(kothale)  Bhairavgad(Moroshi)
 Bhandardurg  Bhangsigad(Bhangsi mata gad)  Bharatgad  Bhaskargad
 Bhavangad  Bhavanigad  Bhilai Fort  Bhimashankar
 Bhivagad  Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Bhorgiri  Bhudargad
 Bhupalgad (Banurgad)  Bhupatgad  Bhushangad  Birwadi
 Bishta  Bitangad  Chambhargad  Chandan-Vandan
 Chanderi  Chandragad to Arthur seat  Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Chapora Fort
 Chaulher  Chavand  Darya Ghat  Dasgaon Fort
 Dategad  Daulatmangal  Dehergad (Bhorgad)  Dermal
 Devgiri (Daulatabad)  Dhak-Bahiri  Dhakoba  Dharavi Fort
 Dharmapuri  Dubergad(Dubera)  Dundha  Durg
 Durg Dhakoba  Gadgada (Ghargad)  Gagangad  Galna
 Gambhirgad  Gandharvgad  Gavilgad  Ghangad
 Gharapuri  Ghodbunder Fort  Ghosalgad  Ghotawada Fort (Gotara)
 Gopalgad  Gorakhgad  Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Gowalkot
 Gunawantgad  Hadsar  Hanumantgad(Nimgiri)  Hanumantgad(Sindhudurg)
 Hargad  Harihar  Harishchandragad  Hatgad
 Hatkeshwar to Lenyadri  Honnur Fort  Indragad  Indrai
 Irshalgad  Jangli Jaigad  Janjala (Vaishagad)  Jawlya
 Jivdhan  Kailasgad  Kakati Fort  Kaladgad
 Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg  Kalsubai  Kalyangad(Nandgiri)
 Kamalgad  Kamandurg  Kanchan  Kanhergad(Nashik)
 Kankrala  Karha  Karnala  Katra
 Kavnai  Kenjalgad  Khairai  Kharepatan fort
 Kohoj  Kokandiva  Koldurg  Kolkewadi
 Kondhavi  Korigad  Kulang  Kunjargad(Kombadgad)
 Kurdugad  Laling  Lingana  Lohgad
 Madangad  Mahadevgad  Mahimangad  Mahimatgad
 Mahipalgad  Mahipatgad  Mahuli  Malanggad
 Malhargad  Mandangad  Mangad  Mangalgad
 Mangi-Tungi  Manikdurg  Manikpunj  Manjarsubha Fort
 Markandeya  Mirgad(Songir)  Mohandar(Shidaka)  Mohangad
 Moragad  Mordhan  Morgiri  Mrugagad
 Mulher  Nagardhan  Nagla Bunder Fort  Naneghat
 Narayangad  Narayangad(Amboli)  Narnala  Nhavigad
 Nimgiri  Nivati Fort  Pabargad  Pachhapur Fort
 Padargad  Padmadurg ( Kasa Killa)  Pal Fort  Palashi Fort
 Palgad  Pandavgad  Panhaledurg  Panhalekaji Fort
 Panhalgad  Pardi Fort  Pargad  Parnera Fort
 Parvatgad  Pateshwar  Peb  Pemgiri(Shahagad)
 Peth (Kothaligad)  Piliv Fort  Pimpla  Pimplas Kot
 Pisol  Plus Valley  Prabalgad  Pratapgad
 Premgiri  Purandar  Raigad  Raikot
 Raireshwar  Rajapur Fort (British warehouse)  Rajdeher  Rajdher
 Rajgad  Rajhansgad (Yellur Fort)  Rajmachi  Ramdurg
 Ramgad  Ramshej  Ramtek  Ranjangiri
 Rasalgad  Ratangad  Ratangad(Ratnadurg)  Ratnadurg
 Rawlya  Rawlya - Jawlya  Riwa Fort  Rohida
 Rohilgad  Sada Fort  Sadashivgad  Sagargad
 Sajjangad  Salher  Salota  Samangad
 Samrajgad  Sandan Valley - Karoli Ghat  Santoshgad  Saptashrungi
 Sarasgad  Sewri Fort  Shivgad  Shivneri
 ShivtharGhal  Siddhagad (Malvan)  Sidhhagad  Sinhagad
 Sitabuldi fort(Sitabardi Fort)  Sondai  Songad  Songir (Dhule)
 Songir (Karjat)  Songiri (near Roha)  Sudhagad  Sumargad
 Tahuli  Takmak  Talgad  Tandulwadi
 Terekhol Fort  Thalner  Tikona  Torna
 Trimbakgad  Tringalwadi  Tung  Umberkhind
 Vairatgad  Vajragad (Vasai)  Vallabhgad(Hargapur)  Vardhangad
 Varugad  Vasantgad  Vetalgad  Vetalwadi Gad
 Vilasgad (Mallikarjun)  Visapur  Yashawantgad (Redi Fort)  Yashwantgad(Nate)