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Mohangad FortHeight : 1890
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Varandha
District : Pune Grade : Medium
      The ghats of Kavlya ghat, Singapur Naal, Borotyachi Naal, Bocheghol Naal, Nisanichi Vaat etc which ended in Konkan on the west shore of Maharashtra provided a vital link to the villages and market places. Of these, Varandha ghat was one of the most important trade route which connected Mahad in the Konkan region to Bhor.

Durgadi is the base village of Mohangad due to which this fort is also called as Durgadi fort and the mountain is named after Goddess Janani, whose temple is on the top.
History :
      Series of forts were built to protect these ghats which were a vital trade link. During the battle of Pratapgad, Shivaji Maharaj had addressed to Bajiprabhu Deshpande in a letter stating that the fort of Jaslodhgad which has been unused and unattained for a long time should be repaired and renamed as Mohangad and a garrison of 5 to 25 soldiers should be stationed.

It was in 2008 that with the help of this letter Sachin Joshi of Pune discovered Durgadi/Janani hill is none other than Jaslodhgad/Mohangad itself.
Fascinating Spots :

      There are hardly any remnants on the fort apart from the temple of Goddess Janani and ruins of a mansion. There are three water tanks on the fort of which only one holds potable water. Rajgad, Torana, Raigad, Pratapgad, Kavla forts can be seen in a clear sky.
Ways To Reach :
      1) One has to reach Mahad on the Mumbai-Goa highway. After Mahad on the Mahad-Bhor route start ascending Varandha ghat where there is a diversion to the right for Shirgaon/Durgadi village after 10 kms. In Shirgaon village the path from the last temple takes us to the fort.



2) On the Mumbai-Pune-Bhor route, 30 kms from Bhor towards Mahad on the Varandha ghat there is a diversion on the left to Shirgaon/Durgadi. 2-3 kms from this diversion, there is a temple on the left from where a path takes us to the fort.



There are three routes to the fort of which two are via Durgadi village and one via Shirgaon. The route on the right side of the temple in Shirgaon is well marked and regularly used by the villagers. The route from the left side of temple passes through the dense forest of the foot hills. This route eventually meets the route coming from Durgadi village. One comes across an idol and a temple on this route. Moving further the steps built in stone take us to the fort top.
Accommodation Facility :
      3 to 4 people can live in the Janani temple.
Food Facility :
      Nil
Drinking Water Facility :
      One of the water tanks on the fort has potable water.
Time To Reach :
      1-2 hours
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Forts of Grade: Medium
 Aad  Achala  Ahivant  Ajmera
 Balwantgad  Barvai  Bhairavgad (Satara)  Bhairavgad(kothale)
 Bhandardurg  Bhaskargad  Bhavanigad  Bhivgad(Bhimgad)
 Bhorgiri  Bhushangad  Bishta  Bitangad
 Chambhargad  Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Chavand  Daulatmangal
 Dehergad (Bhorgad)  Dermal  Devagiri (Daulatabad - Deogiri)  Devgiri (Daulatabad)
 Dhakoba  Dharmapuri  Dundha  Durg
 Durg Dhakoba  Gagangad  Galna  Gambhirgad
 Gavilgad  Gharapuri  Ghosalgad  Gorakhgad
 Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Gowalkot  Hadsar  Hanumangad
 Hanumantgad  Hanumantgad(Nimgiri)  Hargad  Harihar
 Harishchandragad  Hatgad  Jangli Jaigad  Janjala (Vaishagad)
 Jawlya  Kailasgad  Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg
 Kalsubai  Kamalgad  Kamandurg  Kanchan
 Kanhergad  Karha  Katra  Kavnai
 Khairai  Kohoj  Kokandiwa  Kolkewadi
 Kondhavi  Korlai  Kunjargad(Kombadgad)  Laling
 Mahimangad  Mahimatgad  Mahipatgad  Malanggad
 Mandangad  Mangad  Mangalgad  Manikdurg
 Manikpunj  Markandeya  Mirgad(Songir)  Mohangad
 Mordhan  Mrugagad  Mudagad  Mulher
 Nanded Fort (Nadgiri)  Narayangad  Narayangad(Amboli)  Narnala
 Nhavigad  Nimgiri  Pabargad  Padargad
 Padmadurg ( Kasa Killa)  Padmagad (Malvan)  Palgad  Pandavgad
 Panhaledurg  Panhalekaji Fort  Pargad  Pateshwar
 Peb  Pemgiri(Shahagad)  Peth (Kothaligad)  Pisol
 Prabalgad  Raikot  Raireshwar  Rajgad
 Rajmachi  Ramgad  Ramshej  Ramtek
 Ranjangiri  Ratangad  Ratangad(Ratnadurg)  Ratnagad
 Rohida  Rohilgad  Sagargad  Sajjangad
 Salher  Salota  Samangad  Sangli Fort
 Santoshgad  Saptashrungi  Sarasgad  Shivgad
 Shivneri  Siddhagad (Malvan)  Sondai  Songir (Dhule)
 Songir (Karjat)  Songiri (near Roha)  Suvarnadurg  Tahuli
 Takmak  Talgad  Tandulwadi  Thalner
 Torna  Trimbakgad  Umberkhind  Underi
 Vairatgad  Vallabhgad(Hargapur)  Vardhangad  Varugad
 Vasota  Vetalgad  Vetalwadi Gad  Visapur