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Kulang FortHeight : 4825 ft. from MSL
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Kalsubai
District : Nashik Grade : Hard
      Alang, Madan and Kulung are amongst the tough forts in Sahyadri which have pretty steep hikes. Kulang needs a long hike and is the easier one, whereas Alang and Madan need climbing equipment. These all forts form the Kalsubai range along with Pabargad, Ratangad and Kalsubai peak.
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Kulang
Fascinating Spots :

      The second entrance of Kulang is still in good condition and we can see fortification also. When you enter through the entrance, towards right you will see 2-3 small caves. The middle cave is the biggest and it has 2 rooms. These caves are good for stay. There are 2-3 water tanks near these caves, out of which one has potable water. You will see the remnants of two demolished palaces behind these tanks. The palaces are big enough to accommodate good number of people. To the west of palace you can see a big bastion. From there you can see small hill called “Chotya Kulang” or the smaller Kulang. You can also see the Ghatghar village and reservoir of Wilson dam. After visiting the west side, come to the entrance and go left. Within 5 minutes you will reach the group of 10 cisterns. Water here is not potable. There is a rock carved Shiv Linga here. Going straight for 20 minutes from this place, you will reach near gully, where we can see an architectural wonder. The gully flows along the mountain where a barrier is built to obstruct the water coming from top. The water is first stored on the mountain top in tanks, which channel it to the gully and the small weir built. The water flows out through a “Gomukh”. The constructor of this beautiful system is unknown. After this you can go to east side where we can see Alang, Madan and Kalsubai. Ratangad to south-west adds to the scenic beauty.
Ways To Reach :
      Ghoti is the nearest town to the fort, which is 9 km to the east of Igatpuri on NH3. The first route is Ghoti – Kalsuthe – Kulangwadi – Kulang. 10 KM from Ghoti, till Kalsuthe village you can reach by Auto or jeep. From here you need to walk for about 2 hours to reach Kulangwadi village. Though this village is the base village, the hike to the fort starts after 2 hours trail. After 2 hours of hiking we will reach to a plateau. The hike from here is steep and narrow with some scree. After 2 hours you will reach to first entrance. There are 100 steps between 1st and 2nd entrance. Near 1st entrance there is a small cave. You can see the beautiful valley of Alang, Madam and Kulang from here.
The second route is Ghoti – Ambewadi – Kulang. From Ghoti, Ambewadi is 1 hour away by bus. You need to walk for 2 hours from Ambewadi. The trail is bit tricky and it’s recommended to take a pathfinder. The trail leads us to the plateau mentioned above where the way from Kulangwadi meets.
Accommodation Facility :
      You can find some caves on fort where 30-40 people can easily stay.
Food Facility :
      Trekkers stay on Kulang and carry packed lunch / raw materials to prepare food.
Drinking Water Facility :
      Available on fort
Time To Reach :
      5 hours from Ambewadi and Kulangwadi
Best Season To Visit :
      Avoid monsoons
Notes :
      1. Try to avoid Kulang in monsoon.
2. Alang, Madan, Kulang trek takes 2-3 days.
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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  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  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)  Yashwantgad(Nate)