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|Tandulwadi||FortHeight : 1900 Ft from MSL|
|Type : Hill forts||Fort Range : Palghar|
|District : Thane||Grade : Medium|
|Tandulwadi fort is situated about 4.5 km away on north east side of Saphale Road station on Western Railway. This fort is one of the most beautiful spot for mumbaikars to visit in one day.|
| One can see the history of the fort in Thane Gazetteer: It states the following
Tandulwadi fort is situated 16km away from Kelve Mahim, at a height of 571meters (nearly 1900 feet) from MSL. Tandulwadi fort is situated at around 4.87 km on north east of Saphale station. In 1737, this fort was captured by Marathas. On the top of the fort, one can find many water cisterns dug in the rocks, water reservoirs and remains of ramparts. Vaitarna River flows to the east of this hill. At the banks of this river a small village called Lalthane is situated. There is a water pond in Lalthane believed to be built by the Portuguese.
In thirteenth century, King Bhimdev’s kingdom comprised the cities of Shurparak (Nalasopara) and Mahikawati (Mahim). In 1454, Sultan of Ahmedabad captured Mahikawati. One Bhadurshah conferred the responsibility of Tandulwadi to a Mallik Allauddin. Later the fort was in the hands of Portuguese and then the Peshwas.
|Fascinating Spots :|
|There are remains of the fortification as we reach to the top. There is a square shaped water pond on the top of the fort. If we descend a bit on path which comes from the western side, one can find many rock-cut water cisterns. There is no water in any of these cisterns after monsoon. On this fort one can find herbs with medicinal values and different species of birds.|
|Ways To Reach :|
| To reach Tandulwadi fort one can get down at Saphale Road Station on western Railway. From here one can take State Transport / shared jeep to Tandulwadi village. It takes about half an hour to reach a school which is at the base of the fort. From here, we can start our ascent. |
The other way to the top of the fort is through Rodkhad Pada in Saphale.
|Accommodation Facility :|
|None on the fort|
|Food Facility :|
|Trekkers suggested carrying packed food|
|Drinking Water Facility :|
|Available in water cisterns|
|Time To Reach :|
|2 hours from Tandulwadi village to the top|
|Best Season To Visit :|
|All the year, a good monsoon trek|
|Forts in the range of Palghar||Asherigad||Ballalgad||Gambhirgad||Kaldurg|