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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
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).
Accommodation Facility :
      Nil
Food Facility :
      Nil
Drinking Water Facility :
      Nil
Time To Reach :
      1.5 hours from the pass.
Best Season To Visit :
      July to March
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Forts of Category: Hill forts
 Aad  Achala  Ahivant  Ajinkyatara
 Ajmera  Ajoba  Alang  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  Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Bhorgiri  Bhudargad
 Bhupalgad (Banurgad)  Bhupatgad  Bhushangad  Birwadi
 Bishta  Bitangad  Chambhargad  Chandan-Vandan
 Chanderi  Chandragad to Arthur seat  Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Chaulher
 Chavand  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  Hanumantgad(Nimgiri)  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  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  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)  Palashi Fort
 Palgad  Pandavgad  Panhaledurg  Panhalekaji Fort
 Panhalgad  Pardi Fort  Pargad  Parnera Fort
 Parvatgad  Pateshwar  Peb  Pemgiri(Shahagad)
 Peth (Kothaligad)  Piliv Fort  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)  Sinhagad  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)
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