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Talgad FortHeight : 1000
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Roha
District : Raigad Grade : Medium
      Many forts have been built on the mountain ranges surrounding Roha, of which Talgad fort is one. Its main objective was to keep a watch on the Mandad creek where the Kundalika river meets the Arabian sea. Kundalika river served as a vital trade route and thus Talgad, Ghosalgad, Avchitgad forts and Kuda caves were built for its protection which signifies the importance of the trade route.
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History :
      Shivaji Maharaj won the fort from Adilshah of Bijapur in 1648 AD. When Afzalkhan attacked the Maratha kingdom in 1659, Talgad fort was seized by Siddi. Later, on hearing the defeat of Afzalkhan, Siddi released the seize citing fear from the Maratha warriors.

The significance of this fort is clearly highlighted from the fact that Shivaji Maharaj retained the fort along with 11 others in the Purandar pact when he had to give away the rest to the Mughals. After the demise of Shivaji Maharaj, the fort was won by the Siddi, later in 1735 AD by the first Bajirao Peshwa and thereafter in 1818 AD by General Prathur.
Fascinating Spots :

      Itís a small fort and so is its spread. The fort runs from south to north. The main entrance is called Hanuman darwaza. The fort is in good condition with its bastions and fortification wall still intact. On the right corner of the doorway there is a carved sculpture of Lord Hanuman and a water tank. On the summit there is a two storey bastion in good condition. A bit further from here there are three water tanks and a temple structure. On the top most part of the fort there are 7 water tanks and a storage house named ďLaxmi Kotharí. Moving further towards north, there is a bastion on the tip of the fort. Many ruins of mansions and houses can be seen in the fort premises. Surrounding areas of Ghosalgad fort, Mandad creek, Kuda caves can be seen from the top.
Ways To Reach :
      1. One has to reach Indapur, 128 kms from Mumbai on the Mumbai-Goa highway. Talagaon is 15 kms from Indapur and can be reached by regular buses or autorickshaws from Indapur.

The only route to the fort is from Talagaon. While marching towards the fort we first come across a small flat ground and then comes the plateau of the fort. Moving further, one enters the main fort area where there is a vast spread plateau.


2. One can also reach Indapur on the Konkan railway line by boarding the 6 am Diva-Madgaon train at Diva junction. The train drops you off at Indapur at 9.30 am. The train can be boarded at Indapur for the return leg at 3.55 pm.
Accommodation Facility :
      Nil
Food Facility :
      Available in Talagaon
Drinking Water Facility :
      Throughout the year
Time To Reach :
      30 minutes from Talagaon
Notes :
      1) With proper planning and with own vehicle one can visit Talgad, Ghosalgad, Birwadi, Avchitgad and Kuda caves in one day.


2) Information on Ghosalgad, Birwadi, Avchitgad forts is available on our website.
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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)