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Bhavanigad FortHeight : 1350 ft. from MSL
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : None
District : Ratnagiri Grade : Medium
      Bhavanigad is located in Sangameshwar district, 12 km north of Sangameshwar town on Mumbai-Goa old Highway. There is a big temple of Goddess Bhavani which is visited by many pilgrims every year.
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History :
      Very less is known about the history of this fort. Experts claim it to be built in the 14th century. Shivaji Maharaj renovated this fort in 1661 and built the temple of Bhavani Mata. The British won this fort in 1818.
Fascinating Spots :

      Kadvai is the village near to the fort. As we proceed on the trail to the fort, we pass through Mhadgewadi, Gosaviwadi and Shirkewadi, 3 communities in the area of the fort. The trail divides into two and the way to the right takes us to the top. After a steep walk for 5 minutes, we reach towards few cisterns. After some time we reach towards the main entrance and to the main temple; this is a good accommodation on the fort. In this temple, there is a bust of Shivaji Maharaj and an ancient idol of Goddess Bhavani. This is the citadel of the fort, where the temple is located. Behind the temple is the entrance of the citadel, and the trail through this leads to the southern tip where a few more cisterns are present.
Ways To Reach :
      The diversion to Tural village is 11 km north of Sangameshwar on Mumbai-Goa highway. From here, reach to Kadvai (by rickshaw) or Mhadgewadi (if a private vehicle). The trail to fort starts from here. ST buses ply regularly on this route. The fort is about 2 km from Mhadgewadi.
Accommodation Facility :
      Accommodation is available on the fort in the temple, but no resorts / lodges nearby.
Food Facility :
      Recommended packed lunch. Restaurants available near highway
Drinking Water Facility :
      Recommended to carry water
Best Season To Visit :
      All the year
Notes :
      One can plan 2-3 days combined trip to following places using private vehicle

Day 1: Mahimatgad –Baleshwar temple – Sambhaji Maharaj Samadhi in Sangameshwar Kasba - Stay on Bhavanigad

Day 2: Bhavanigad – Govindgad (near Chiplun)
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