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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
 Achala  Ahivant  Ajinkyatara  Ajmera
 Ajoba  Alang  Anjaneri  Asherigad
 Aundha  Avchitgad  Ballalgad  Balwantgad
 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
 Devagiri (Daulatabad - Deogiri)  Dhak-Bahiri  Dharavi Fort  Dharmapuri
 Dundha  Durg  Durg Dhakoba  Gadgada (Ghargad)
 Gagangad  Galna  Gambhirgad  Gandharvgad
 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
 Nagla Bunder Fort  Naneghat  Narayangad  Narayangad(Amboli)
 Nhavigad  Nivati Fort  Palgad  Pandavgad
 Panhaledurg  Panhalekaji Fort  Panhalgad  Peb
 Pemgiri(Shahagad)  Peth (Kothaligad)  Piliv Fort  Pratapgad
 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
 Sumargad  Tahuli  Takmak  Talgad
 Tandulwadi  Terekhol Fort  Thalner  Tikona
 Torna  Tringalwadi  Tung  Vairatgad
 Vajragad (Vasai)  Vallabhgad(Hargapur)  Varugad  Vasantgad
 Vetalgad  Vetalwadi Gad  Visapur  Yashawantgad (Redi Fort)
 Yashwantgad(Nate)