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Asherigad FortHeight : 1680 ft
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Palghar
District : Thane Grade : Hard
      Of all the small forts scattered around the Palghar region, Asheri can be termed as the “Elder Brother” due to massiveness of it's size and height. As it covers a huge area the fort looks impressively strong.
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Asherigad
Asherigad
Asherigad
History :
      History mentions that Bhojraj, a descendant of the Shilahar Dynasty built this fort. Hence it can be assumed that this fort is at least 800 years old. The Portuguese rebuilt this fort after they captured it during their rule. In 1737, Peshwa won this fort during his campaign of the Konkan and in 1818 this fort came under the British rule.
Fascinating Spots :

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      On the plains and on the right of the path one can see quite many remnants of settlements. One can also see quite many foundations with gutters cut in them. These could be to collect the rainwater during the rainy season or to lead away the overflow. The cave on the top is of medium size and having a large cave opening. But it has been carved into the rocks in such a way that the stray wind or the cold does not enter in. The back portion of the cave is very uneven. However, there are platforms made both outside and inside for the guards to take rest. The two hibiscus bushes outside the cave entrance point to the fact that rituals might have been conducted regularly by the villagers somewhere in the past. On left side of the top portion of the cave, there is a built in square water tank. There is a half buried cannon in this tank. There are two more half completed tanks here. From the top plateau, one can see the fort of Kohoj to the South West. One can also see the natural human form on the fort with the help of binoculars. Going ahead on the path one can see a huge depression the rock face and a bastion.
Ways To Reach :
1 :
      There is only one route going to the top of the fort. One has to get down at Khodkona village bus stop. This village is reachable either by the S.T. from Palghar to Kasa or by private vehicles plying this highway. This village is situated around 10-11 kms ahead of “Mastan Naka”. The actual village is situated a bit inside from the main road. There is a bullock cart route to the left of the highway, which leads to the village. On the highway, if one stands with his back to Palghar, one can see Adsul to the right and the vast expanse of Asher to the left. The bullock cart route enters the village via a small bridge. Here, the small beautiful temple of Vagdev can be seen. On entering the village we see the vast expanse of fields, cultivation of mango trees and houses peeking from the greenery, which drives away the tiredness of the journey . After quenching the thirst and filling bottles with the cool well water, one should proceed ahead towards the fort, on the route shown by the villagers. As the route goes through dense jungle, one does not feel the heat even in the summer. It takes approximately 1 to 1 ˝ hours to reach the pass. The route up to the pass is easy but continuously climbing. There is a temple of Vagdev a bit ahead of this pass on a higher level. One should turn to right and proceed towards the top of the fort. We reach the base of the entrance as we go around a huge rock face in the route. Here one can find a small sculpture of Ganesh on the rock face. The entrance has been destroyed by explosives. Here, care must be taken while climbing up. As the climb is quite zigzag and steep, it is advisable to take help from someone Expert in climbing. If possible, climb without any sacks on your back. After exhausting enthusiasm to climb, we reach a flight of steps cut into the rock face to the right. There are quite many water tanks on the way, but are not potable. From this water tank, we can reach the middle of the fort making way through the shoulder length bushes growing here. To the left, below the route are 5 water tanks excavated into the rocky ground. Of these one tank has potable water. Walking ahead, after 5 minutes, another path bifurcates to the left. Going down this route, we come across three more water tanks. The water in these tanks is very clear, sweet and thirst quenching. There is also a cave on the rock face nearby on right hand side.
Accommodation Facility :
      Around 10-12 trekkers can stay in the temple and the plinth built outside. However, foodstuffs should be taken care of from mice.
Food Facility :
      Food arrangements have to be made by the trekkers themselves.
Drinking Water Facility :
      Water is available all through the year.
Time To Reach :
      Approximately 3 hours
Best Season To Visit :
      Throughout the year
Notes :
      Difficulty gradeis hard because the rock climbing part of the climb is bit tough and can be dangerous during the monsoon. It is adviced that this should be tried with the help of experienced trekkers only.
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Forts of Category: Hill forts
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 Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Chaulher  Chavand  Dasgaon Fort
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 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  Indrai  Irshalgad
 Jangli Jaigad  Janjala (Vaishagad)  Jawlya  Jivdhan
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 Karha  Karnala  Katra  Kavnai
 Kenjalgad  Khairai  Kharepatan fort  Kohoj
 Kokandiwa  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  Pargad  Parvatgad
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 Ramgad  Ramshej  Ramtek  Ranjangiri
 Rasalgad  Ratangad  Ratangad(Ratnadurg)  Ratnadurg
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 Rohilgad  Sada Fort  Sadashivgad  Sagargad
 Sajjangad  Salher  Salota  Samangad
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 Sarasgad  Sewri Fort  Shivgad  Shivneri
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