'
Fort Name :  Alphabetically RangeWise DistrictWise CategoryWise GradeWise

Bhudargad FortHeight : 3208 ft. from MSL
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : None
District : Kolhapur Grade : Easy
      Bhudargad fort is located about 63 km south of Kolhapur. This has a characteristic mountain cap and easily accessible by road. The remnants here are still quite intact.
20 Photos available for this fort
Bhudargad
Bhudargad
Bhudargad
History :
      This fort was built by Shilahar king Bhoj II. Then being with Adhilshah for many years, it was captured by Marathas in 1667. Shivaji Maharaj renovated the fort and made it an important army post. However, it was recaptured by Adilshah and then again by Marathas in 1672. Rajaram Maharaj had stayed on the fort while returning from Gingee.

Towards the end of 18th century, Parshurambhau Patwardhan took over the fort. The Chatrapati of Karveer won the fort after a decade. In 1844, during the mutiny in Kolhapur, the militia on this fort took part in the same. Babaji Ayrekar was the commanding officer on the fort and he was supported by Subhana Nikam and his 300 soldiers in defending the fort. The British cannoned the fort to destroy the main entrance.
Fascinating Spots :

      The fort top is well accessible by tar road. On the way to the top is a temple of Lord Shiva with a neatly carved Nandi. As we reach the top, we can see the temple of Bhairavnath on the right, which is of Hemadpanthi style. There are arches and Deepmaal around the temple. There is a flag post near the temple.

Behind the temple is a palace built in laterite rock. This was supposedly the main court on the fort. There is another temple behind the palace which was renovated by Chatrapati of Karveer, and this hosts a bust of Shivaji Maharaj. This temple is suitable for staying on the fort.

If we go southwards on the main way from the palace, we come across a huge pond called “Doodhsagar”. The water in this pond looks milky white due to the characteristic of the soil here and hence the name. There is a Bhavani temple near the lake with a beautiful statue of Goddess Bhavani. There are couple of tombs on one side of the lake. There is another temple ahead which is located in a cave. Beyond the temple, towards north, is a small pond near which there are few more tombs. Here, the ramparts are still in good shape. We get a good view of Peth Shivapur from here, which is the base village.

If we go bit towards east, there is another Shiva temple with neat carvings. To the east most side is the dilapidated entrance. If we descend some time from here, we can see a room carved out in rock, which has about 100 sq. ft. area. Near the entrance is a Nandi, near which there is secret tunnel. In the tunnel there are some idols, amongst which is the statue of Goddess Jakhubai.

If we take a round along the fort walls, we can see some more remnants.
Ways To Reach :
      Peth Shivapur is near Gargoti. Kolhapur Gargoti route is well known route with ST buses plying regularly. From Gargoti, we can get a jeep or a six-seater till Pal village, which is 5 km away. From Pal, Path Shivapur is half an hour by vehicle. If we have a private vehicle, we can go to the top of the fort.
Accommodation Facility :
      Accommodation is available on the fort in the temple, but no resorts / lodges nearby.
Food Facility :
      Packed lunch recommended
Drinking Water Facility :
      Recommended to carry water, though there is a hand pump near Bhairavnath temple.
Time To Reach :
      About 2 hours from Kolhapur to Peth Shivapur
Best Season To Visit :
      All the year
Marathi Version Feedback Print

Forts of Category: Hill forts
 Aad  Achala  Achalpur  Ahivant
 Ajinkyatara  Ajmera  Ajoba  Alang
 Anjaneri  Ankai  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  Devagiri (Daulatabad - Deogiri)  Devgiri (Daulatabad)  Dhak-Bahiri
 Dhakoba  Dharavi Fort  Dharmapuri  Dundha
 Durg  Durg Dhakoba  Gadgada (Ghargad)  Gagangad
 Galna  Gambhirgad  Gandharvgad  Gavilgad
 Ghangad  Gharapuri  Ghodbunder Fort  Ghosalgad
 Gopalgad  Gorakhgad  Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Gowalkot
 Hadsar  Hanumangad  Hanumantgad  Hanumantgad(Nimgiri)
 Hargad  Harihar  Harishchandragad  Hatgad
 Indrai  Irshalgad  Jangli Jaigad  Janjala (Vaishagad)
 Jawlya  Jivdhan  Kailasgad  Kaladgad
 Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg  Kalsubai  Kalyangad(Nandgiri)
 Kamalgad  Kamandurg  Kanchan  Kanhergad
 Kankrala  Karha  Karnala  Katra
 Kavnai  Kenjalgad  Khairai  Kharepatan fort
 Kohoj  Kokandiwa  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
 Mrugagad  Mulher  Nagardhan  Nagla Bunder Fort
 Naneghat  Narayangad  Narayangad(Amboli)  Narnala
 Nhavigad  Nimgiri  Nivati Fort  Pabargad
 Padargad  Padmadurg ( Kasa Killa)  Palashi Fort  Palgad
 Pandavgad  Panhaledurg  Panhalekaji Fort  Panhalgad
 Pargad  Pateshwar  Peb  Pemgiri(Shahagad)
 Peth (Kothaligad)  Piliv Fort  Pisol  Plus Valley
 Prabalgad  Pratapgad  Purandar  Raigad
 Raikot  Raireshwar  Rajapur Fort (British warehouse)  Rajdeher
 Rajdher  Rajgad  Rajmachi  Ramdurg
 Ramgad  Ramshej  Ramtek  Ranjangiri
 Rasalgad  Ratangad  Ratangad(Ratnadurg)  Ratnadurg
 Ratnagad  Rawlya  Rawlya - Jawlya  Riwa Fort
 Rohida  Rohilgad  Sadashivgad  Sagargad
 Sajjangad  Salher  Salota  Samangad
 Samrajgad  Sandan Valley - Karoli Ghat  Santoshgad  Saptashrungi
 Sarasgad  Sewri Fort  Shivgad  Shivneri
 ShivtharGhal  Siddhagad (Malvan)  Sinhagad  Sondai
 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  Visapur  Waghera  Yashawantgad (Redi Fort)
 Yashwantgad(Nate)