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Mahimatgad FortHeight : 2651
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Ratnagiri, Konkan
District : Ratnagiri Grade : Medium
      Mahimatgad fort is located in Sangameshwar taluka of Ratnagiri district. The fort is spread from South to North and has good vegetation cover on it. There are many remnants on the fort hidden in the woods. To the north and east of the fort are Kundi and Nigudwadi villages respectively. Every year the local villagers celebrate the festival of Dussehra on the fort.

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Mahimatgad
Fascinating Spots :

      The eastward facing door of the fort is still intact. There are porches built in the doorway for doorkeepers. After entering the fort we come across two routes. The one in front takes to the built in water tank adjoining the fortification wall. Due to leakage the water seeps into the ground and thus this water tank mostly remains dry. Moving ahead from this tank there is another tank built in with the support of pillars. The water in it is potable. Proceeding ahead there is a toilet built in the fortification wall. The wall on this side has been built just by keeping stones one upon another without the use of limestone. Head back to the entrance and take the steps upwards which takes us to a dilapidated doorway. After entering from here there is a built in water tank to the left. Due to leakage the water seeps into the ground and thus this water tank mostly remains dry. Going across the tank there is a temple of Goddess Mahishasur Mardini and many other idols have been kept. There are two small canons in front of the temple. By taking the path in front of the temple we come across a large canon hidden between the trees. Going back to the tank and halfway to it there is a path which foes up to the hill. After climbing this path there is a temple of Lord Shiva and a Nandi outside it. The Shiv linga is covered with metal. Proceeding ahead there is an idol of Lord Hanuman carved in stone. By climbing this route through the trees we come to the base of the citadel. Here we can see a tapering shaped bastion but the approach to it is bit difficult. The place from where there is a flag pole the entire stretch of the fort can be seen. From the citadel Vishalgad can be seen to the south and also the adjoining region.
Ways To Reach :
      Devrukh village is 16 kms from Sangameshwar on the Mumbai-Goa highway and Nive village is 6 kms from Devrukh from where there are two roads. The road to the right goes to Marleshwar and the left road goes to Nigudwadi and Kundi villages at 10 kms. By walking the unpaved road from Nigudwadi for an hourís time we come to a small path passing through a dense vegetation cover. While passing through this path we can see the fort to our right. In short time we reach a pass between hills. From here one can see the bastion of Mahimatgad to the right, the ridge of the mountain to the left and a path going to Kundi village in the front. Choose the path going into the woods to the right. This takes us 20 minutes to reach the open space below the bastion. A path from here goes to the left and is marked with two stones kept one upon other. 20 minutes trail by this path takes us to the fort. One has to make sure that while ascending the fort the bastion has to be always on our right side. Many butterflies can be encountered on the way to the fort.

One can reach halfway in rainy season from Nigudwadi to Kundi by a Jeep or Car using the unpaved road after which the fort takes one hour to climb.
Accommodation Facility :
      The school or temple in Nigudwadi village can accommodate upto 10 persons.
Food Facility :
      Not available
Drinking Water Facility :
      Available on the fort till January. As there is no water source o the route it is advised to carry enough water along.
Notes :
      Nigudwadi and Kundi village are to the opposite directions to each other. It takes around 3 hours from each of these villages.

१) Mahimatgad, Marleshwar and Bhavanigad can be visited in two days. These places come under Sangameshwar taluka. First visit Mahimatgad in the morning and proceed to Marleshwar at 16 kms. Then head to Sangameshwar Kasba at 19 kms which is 3 kms from Sangameshwar on Mumbai-Goa highway. Here one can visit the statue of Sambhaji Maharaj and Karneshwar temple and go to Bhawanigad for overnight stay. On the next day Bhavanigad can be visited and after that we can reach Gowalkot in Chiplun at 45 kms.

२) Information on Bhawanigad and Gowalkot (Govindgad) is available on website.


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