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Madangad FortHeight : 4900 ft
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Kalsubai
District : Nashik Grade : Very difficult
      Madangad is considered to be one of the most difficult forts to climb among all the forts in the Sahyadris. The fort is quite old and also impregnable. The most appropriate time to trek this region is between December and January.
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Madangad
Madangad
Madangad
Fascinating Spots :

      The area of the fort is quite small as compared to Alang and Kulang, its adjoining forts. There are only two water tanks on top of the fort in which water is available only till February. There is a cave, which can accommodate around 15-20 trekkers at a time. The area visible from the top of the fort is quite scenic. One can see Alang, Kulang, Chota Kulang, Ratangad, Ajyagad, Katrabai, Dangya Pinnacle, Harihar and Tryambakeshwar. It takes only half an hour to see the complete fort.
Ways To Reach :
      There are two routes to go to the top of the fort. Both these routes go via the ridge between Alanggad and Madangad. The first stop is either Igatpuri or Kasara. There is Igatpuri / Kasara Ghoti Pimpalnermor Ambewadi S.T. service. There are also ST services from Ghoti to Ambewadi. The distance between Ambewadi and Ghoti is around 32 Kms. The first S.T. Bus to Ambewadi from Ghoti leaves at 6.00 a.m. The three forts of Alang, Kulang and Madan are visible right from Ambewadi village. There is a route to reach the intersecting ridge between Alang and Madan. This route is quite steep and exhausting. It takes approximately 3 hours to reach the ridge. Once u reach the ridge you see the fort of Alang to the left and Madan to the right. Turning to the right we reach the steps carved out of the rock face going to the rock face of Madangad. From the end of the steps, one has to do a steep climb of about 40 feet to reach the upper route of Madangad. One has to use rock-climbing techniques to climb this patch. A bolt has been fixed in the middle of the rock patch to help climbers make an easier ascent. After the climb, the route turns left and goes up to take us right near the water tank on top of the fort.

The second route to Madan is from Ghatghar. This route is via Ghoti - Bhandardara Ghatghar. It takes 4 hours to reach the ridge between Alang and Madan from Ghatghar.
Accommodation Facility :
      One can stay on the fort in the cave, which can accommodate around 15-20 trekkers.
Food Facility :
      None. Cooking on site is very much advised.
Drinking Water Facility :
      Only two water tanks from which water would be available only till February.

Time To Reach :
      From Ambewadi 7 to 8 hours approximately
Notes :
      Needs artificial rock climbing.
As the approach to the route contains rock patches, rock climbing equipment and good climbers are absolutely necessary.


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Forts of Category: Hill forts
 Aad  Achala  Aguada  Ahivant
 Ajinkyatara  Ajmera  Ajoba  Alang
 Ambagad  Anghai  Anjaneri  Ankai
 Antoor  Arjungad  Asawa  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  Madhu makarandgad
 Mahadevgad  Mahimangad  Mahimatgad  Mahipalgad
 Mahipatgad  Mahuli  Malanggad  Malhargad
 Mandangad  Mangad  Mangalgad  Mangi-Tungi
 Manikdurg  Manikgad  Manikpunj  Manjarsubha Fort
 Manohar-Mansantoshgad  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  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  Udgir
 Umberkhind  Vairatgad  Vajragad (Vasai)  Vallabhgad(Hargapur)
 Vardhangad  Varugad  Vasantgad  Vetalgad
 Vetalwadi Gad  Vilasgad (Mallikarjun)  Visapur  Vishalgad
 Yashwantgad(Nate)