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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 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