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Pemgiri(Shahagad) FortHeight : 2772
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Baleshwar
District : Ahmednagar Grade : Medium
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Pemgiri(Shahagad)
History :
      During the end of A.D 1632, the Mughal commander Mahabatkhan captured the fort of Daulatabad which was the capital of Nizam. This marked the end of Nizam where the Nizam and his commander Fatehkhan were captured and imprisoned.

King Shahaji was serving the Nizam at that time. He helped free the young son of Nizam Murtija Nizamshah who was then imprisoned in the fort and made him the crown prince. Shahaji declared himself as the advocate of the Nizam and continued the Nizam rule. The era of Nizamshah came to an end when Shahaji made a pact with Mughals and Adilshah during 6th May, 1636.

Fascinating Spots :

      This ancient fort is situated on a hill which stands separated from the main Baleshwar mountain range. One can easily approach the fort by the paved road built by the forest department. There are to temples on the fort dedicated to Goddess Pemadevi. Just opposite to the small temple there are 7 water tanks which date back to the Satvahana era and out of these, two tanks are built using the pillar architecture. Once we move towards left from these tanks, we come across a large water tank which is called “Bandhani”. After seeing this one can go to the southern side of the fort where there are no visible structures but we can view the Baleshwar mountain range which acts as the natural protector wall for this fort. Near the newly built Pemadevi temple there are two dried up water tanks. The top most crown of this temple is easily visible from a far distance. To the northern side of the fort there was a bastion which was mainly used for surveillance purpose. There are no remnants of this bastion now. The iron ladder which is installed here leads us to the base village if one comes by a walk instead of a vehicle. The forest department has started to refurbish the fort. Nearly 2.5 kms from the fort in Pemgiri village there a gigantic Banyuan tree which has sprawled across an acre of land. There are also Veerghals under this tree which are inscribed of Lord Khandoba and his two wives.
Ways To Reach :
      This fort is located in the Sangamner taluka of Ahmednagar district. One can reach Otur on the Mumbai – Kalyan – Murbbad – Malshej route (151 kms) and from there a road near the S.T. bus stand takes us via Bamanwada – Kotul village – Sangamner road – Savarkol – Nimgaon to the fort.
Accommodation Facility :
      The shade opposite the temple on the fort can accommodate around 10 persons
Food Facility :
      Not available
Drinking Water Facility :
      Available in water tanks on the fort
Time To Reach :
      45 minutes from the base.
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Forts of Grade: Medium
 Aad  Achala  Ahivant  Ajmera
 Ankai  Balwantgad  Barvai  Bhairavgad (Satara)
 Bhairavgad(kothale)  Bhandardurg  Bhaskargad  Bhavanigad
 Bhivgad(Bhimgad)  Bhorgiri  Bhushangad  Bishta
 Bitangad  Chambhargad  Chandragad(Dhavalgad)  Chavand
 Daulatmangal  Dehergad (Bhorgad)  Dermal  Devgiri (Daulatabad)
 Dhakoba  Dharmapuri  Dubergad(Dubera)  Dundha
 Durg  Durg Dhakoba  Gagangad  Galna
 Gambhirgad  Gavilgad  Gharapuri  Ghosalgad
 Ghotawada Fort (Gotara)  Gorakhgad  Gorakhgad(Manmad)  Gowalkot
 Gunawantgad  Hadsar  Hanumantgad  Hanumantgad(Nimgiri)
 Hargad  Harihar  Harishchandragad  Hatgad
 Hatkeshwar to Lenyadri  Honnur Fort  Jangli Jaigad  Janjala (Vaishagad)
 Jawlya  Kailasgad  Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg
 Kalsubai  Kamalgad  Kamandurg  Kanchan
 Kanhergad  Karha  Katra  Kavnai
 Kenjalgad  Khairai  Kohoj  Kokandiwa
 Koldurg  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  Parvatgad  Pateshwar  Peb
 Pemgiri(Shahagad)  Peth (Kothaligad)  Pisol  Prabalgad
 Raikot  Raireshwar  Rajgad  Rajmachi
 Ramgad  Ramshej  Ramtek  Ranjangiri
 Ratangad  Ratangad(Ratnadurg)  Rohida  Rohilgad
 Sada Fort  Sagargad  Sajjangad  Salher
 Salota  Samangad  Santoshgad  Saptashrungi
 Sarasgad  Shivgad  Shivneri  Siddhagad (Malvan)
 Sondai  Songad  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