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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
Karha
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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 Avchitgad  Ballalgad  Balwantgad  Banda Fort
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 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
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 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)
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 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
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