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Madangad FortHeight : 4900 ft
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Kalsubai
District : Nashik Grade : Very difficult
      Madangad is considered to be one of the most difficult forts to climb among all the forts in the Sahyadris. The fort is quite old and also impregnable. The most appropriate time to trek this region is between December and January.
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Madangad
Fascinating Spots :

      The area of the fort is quite small as compared to Alang and Kulang, its adjoining forts. There are only two water tanks on top of the fort in which water is available only till February. There is a cave, which can accommodate around 15-20 trekkers at a time. The area visible from the top of the fort is quite scenic. One can see Alang, Kulang, Chota Kulang, Ratangad, Ajyagad, Katrabai, Dangya Pinnacle, Harihar and Tryambakeshwar. It takes only half an hour to see the complete fort.
Ways To Reach :
      There are two routes to go to the top of the fort. Both these routes go via the ridge between Alanggad and Madangad. The first stop is either Igatpuri or Kasara. There is Igatpuri / Kasara Ghoti Pimpalnermor Ambewadi S.T. service. There are also ST services from Ghoti to Ambewadi. The distance between Ambewadi and Ghoti is around 32 Kms. The first S.T. Bus to Ambewadi from Ghoti leaves at 6.00 a.m. The three forts of Alang, Kulang and Madan are visible right from Ambewadi village. There is a route to reach the intersecting ridge between Alang and Madan. This route is quite steep and exhausting. It takes approximately 3 hours to reach the ridge. Once u reach the ridge you see the fort of Alang to the left and Madan to the right. Turning to the right we reach the steps carved out of the rock face going to the rock face of Madangad. From the end of the steps, one has to do a steep climb of about 40 feet to reach the upper route of Madangad. One has to use rock-climbing techniques to climb this patch. A bolt has been fixed in the middle of the rock patch to help climbers make an easier ascent. After the climb, the route turns left and goes up to take us right near the water tank on top of the fort.

The second route to Madan is from Ghatghar. This route is via Ghoti - Bhandardara Ghatghar. It takes 4 hours to reach the ridge between Alang and Madan from Ghatghar.
Accommodation Facility :
      One can stay on the fort in the cave, which can accommodate around 15-20 trekkers.
Food Facility :
      None. Cooking on site is very much advised.
Drinking Water Facility :
      Only two water tanks from which water would be available only till February.

Time To Reach :
      From Ambewadi 7 to 8 hours approximately
Notes :
      Needs artificial rock climbing.
As the approach to the route contains rock patches, rock climbing equipment and good climbers are absolutely necessary.


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Forts of Category: Hill forts
 Aad  Achala  Ahivant  Ajinkyatara
 Ajmera  Ajoba  Alang  Anjaneri
 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  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  Yashawantgad (Redi Fort)
 Yashwantgad(Nate)