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Karha FortHeight : 3074
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Dundheshwar
District : Nashik Grade : Medium
      The Baglaan region of Nashik district has many big well known forts like Salota, Salher, Mulher, Dermal, Pisol and other not so popular forts like Bishtha, Karha, Dundha, Ajmera. These four forts which are located on the Dundheshwar mountain range going from Satana taluka were mainly used as vigilance points. With one’s own private vehicle these four forts can be easily visited on two days along with Jogeshwar temple in Devlane village.
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Karha
Karha
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Fascinating Spots :

      While going from Satana towards Dodheshwar village there is a junction on the road. The road in the front goes to Kotbel village which is the base for Bishtha fort. The road to the right goes to Kolipada village and the road to the left goes to Karhe village. 1 km on the road to Karhe village from the junction an unpaved road goes to the left. A 5 minute walk on this path takes us to a jungle cover and a temple of Goddess Saptashrungi. A pathway from this temple leads to a small hill on which there is a flag mounted. Karha fort can be seen from here. A proper used pathway can be seen while ascending the fort. 10 minutes walking on this route comes to a point where a red picture of monkey is installed on two wooden pillars under a stone. Locals refer this to as “Makad Dev” which literally means Monkey God. Moving ahead from here we come to a plateau in 20 minutes. It is estimated that the fort summit and the entrance must have been here as there are carved stone lying around which are usually a part of the door arch. There is also another carved pillar stone which has many carvings on it on all its four sides but due to the weather they have been eroded. One of its sides has Lord Ganesh and 3 artistes below it. One of the sides has a horse rider carved. 1o minutes ascend from this ascend takes us to rock cut steps and a rock cut cave which was used to keep an eye on the approach path to the fort. A 2 minute walk from here gets us to the fort. There is a temple of Goddess Bhavani and two water tanks behind it which are now dried. To the right of these water tanks there is a large caved water tank built on the lower side which is also dried. Coming back on the top to the opposite side there is another water tank but it doesn’t have potable water. Moving ahead from here proceed towards the edge and get down to the lower side where one has to descend a rock patch using proper equipments. After descending here we come across three water tanks of which the last tank has potable water. It takes 30 minutes to visit the entire fort. Bishtha fort, Fopira hill and Ajmera fort can be seen from the top.
Ways To Reach :
      Daily 5 S.T. buses ply from Satana to Kodbel village as follows:-

7 am: Sakri – Satana bus arrives in Satana
7.30 am: Satana – Bhilpuri
11.30 am: Satana – Chinchwa
5 pm: Satana – Chinchwa

6 seater autos are available to reach Namapur.
Accommodation Facility :
      Not available
Food Facility :
      Available at Satana
Drinking Water Facility :
      Available in the water tank below the edge of fort
Time To Reach :
      One hour from base
Best Season To Visit :
      August to February
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 Bankot  Barvai  Bhagwantgad  Bhairavgad(kothale)
 Bhangsigad(Bhangsi mata gad)  Bharatgad  Bhaskargad  Bhavangad
 Bhavanigad  Bhimashankar  Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Bhorgiri
 Bhudargad  Bhupalgad (Banurgad)  Bhupatgad  Birwadi
 Bishta  Bitangad  Chambhargad  Chandan-Vandan
 Chanderi  Chandragad to Arthur seat  Chaulher  Chavand
 Dategad  Daulatmangal  Dehergad (Bhorgad)  Dermal
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 Ghangad  Gharapuri  Ghodbunder Fort  Ghosalgad
 Gopalgad  Gorakhgad  Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Gowalkot
 Hadsar  Hanumantgad  Hargad  Harihar
 Harishchandragad  Hatgad  Indrai  Irshalgad
 Janjala (Vaishagad)  Jawlya  Jivdhan  Kailasgad
 Kaladgad  Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg  Kalsubai
 Kalyangad(Nandgiri)  Kamalgad  Kamandurg  Kanchan
 Kanhergad  Kankrala  Karha  Karnala
 Katra  Kavnai  Kharepatan fort  Kohoj
 Kokandiwa  Kolkewadi  Kondhavi  Korigad
 Kulang  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
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 Purandar  Raigad  Raikot  Raireshwar
 Rajapur Fort (British warehouse)  Rajdeher  Rajdher  Rajgad
 Ramdurg  Ramgad  Ramshej  Ranjangiri
 Rasalgad  Ratnadurg  Ratnagad  Rawlya
 Rawlya - Jawlya  Riwa Fort  Rohida  Sadashivgad
 Sagargad  Sajjangad  Salher  Salota
 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
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 Torna  Tringalwadi  Tung  Vairatgad
 Vajragad (Vasai)  Vallabhgad(Hargapur)  Varugad  Vasantgad
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