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Gunawantgad FortHeight : 2700
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Patan
District : Satara Grade : Medium
      This not so well known fort is situated in Patan taluka of Satara district and was built to keep a watch on the trade of Karad-Chiplun. The base village of Morgiri also gives the fort its second name of Morgiri fort.

Dategad, Gunwantgad and Vasantgad can be visited in a single day with private vehicle.
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Gunawantgad
Fascinating Spots :

      The hill of the fort which stands behind Morgiri village is spread North West to North East. There is a proper paved road from the village leading to Bhairavnath temple at the base. There is religious function held in this temple in December every year. There are Veerghals and some shrines on the porch opposite the temple. There is also a canon buried inverted in front of the temple. After visiting this temple, fill water adequately as required and exit from behind the temple where the path to the fort starts. From here it takes about 30 minutes to reach the base of the rock wall of the fort hill. To the left from here a water tank can be seen after a short distance trail. But this tank is in ruins currently. Continuing on the main path we come across rock cut steps which take us to the fort. From here, to our right we can see a flag hoisted on the top most part of the fort. Moving ahead towards the flag there is a dry water tank to the right. Further to the left there is a pond which is deep but it does not retain any water. On the upper side of the pond there are remains of two structures on which the flag is hoisted.

After seeing the north east side of the fort head back to the place of the fort entrance and head towards north west side. There are remains of two structures on the way and further there is a water tank and a pond both dried up. Compared to the north east side there is much larger space here. It takes about 30 minutes to see the entire fort.
Ways To Reach :
      On the Mumbai Kolhapur route, reach Umbraj, then head to Patan (28 kms from Umbraj) on the Umbraj Chiplun road. The base village of Morgiri is 8 kms from Patan. Many S.T. buses and private jeeps ply from Patan.
Accommodation Facility :
      Nil
Food Facility :
      Available in Morgiri village
Drinking Water Facility :
      Available in Bhairavnath temple at the base.
Time To Reach :
      30 minutes from base
Best Season To Visit :
      October to March
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Forts of Grade: Medium
 Aad  Achala  Ahivant  Ajmera
 Ankai  Balwantgad  Barvai  Bhairavgad (Satara)
 Bhairavgad(kothale)  Bhandardurg  Bhaskargad  Bhavanigad
 Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Bhorgiri  Bhushangad  Bishta
 Bitangad  Chambhargad  Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Chavand
 Daulatmangal  Dehergad (Bhorgad)  Dermal  Devgiri (Daulatabad)
 Dhakoba  Dharmapuri  Dubergad(Dubera)  Dundha
 Durg  Durg Dhakoba  Gagangad  Galna
 Gambhirgad  Gavilgad  Gharapuri  Ghosalgad
 Ghotawada Fort (Gotara)  Gorakhgad  Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Gowalkot
 Gunawantgad  Hadsar  Hanumantgad  Hanumantgad(Nimgiri)
 Hargad  Harihar  Harishchandragad  Hatgad
 Hatkeshwar to Lenyadri  Honnur Fort  Jangli Jaigad  Janjala (Vaishagad)
 Jawlya  Kailasgad  Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg
 Kalsubai  Kamalgad  Kamandurg  Kanchan
 Kanhergad  Karha  Katra  Kavnai
 Kenjalgad  Khairai  Kohoj  Kokandiwa
 Koldurg  Kolkewadi  Kondhavi  Korlai
 Kunjargad(Kombadgad)  Laling  Mahimangad  Mahimatgad
 Mahipatgad  Malanggad  Mandangad  Mangad
 Mangalgad  Manikdurg  Manikpunj  Markandeya
 Mirgad(Songir)  Mohangad  Mordhan  Mrugagad
 Mudagad  Mulher  Nanded Fort (Nadgiri)  Narayangad
 Narayangad(Amboli)  Narnala  Nhavigad  Nimgiri
 Pabargad  Padargad  Padmadurg ( Kasa Killa)  Padmagad (Malvan)
 Palgad  Pandavgad  Panhaledurg  Panhalekaji Fort
 Pargad  Parvatgad  Pateshwar  Peb
 Pemgiri(Shahagad)  Peth (Kothaligad)  Pisol  Prabalgad
 Raikot  Raireshwar  Rajgad  Rajmachi
 Ramgad  Ramshej  Ramtek  Ranjangiri
 Ratangad  Ratangad(Ratnadurg)  Rohida  Rohilgad
 Sada Fort  Sagargad  Sajjangad  Salher
 Salota  Samangad  Santoshgad  Saptashrungi
 Sarasgad  Shivgad  Shivneri  Siddhagad (Malvan)
 Sondai  Songad  Songir (Dhule)  Songir (Karjat)
 Songiri (near Roha)  Suvarnadurg  Tahuli  Takmak
 Talgad  Tandulwadi  Thalner  Torna
 Trimbakgad  Umberkhind  Underi  Vairatgad
 Vallabhgad(Hargapur)  Vardhangad  Varugad  Vasota
 Vetalgad  Vetalwadi Gad  Visapur