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Vardhangad FortHeight : 1500
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Mhasoba, Satara
District : Satara Grade : Medium
      Vardhangad fort is one of those which has witnessed the stay of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. This fort is located on the Mahadev hill range, border of Koregaon Khatav taluka on the junction of Bhandlikundal, 7 miles from Koregaon and 17 miles North East of Satara. The fort was vulnerable to attacks from the adjacent hills of Lalgun and Rameshwar. There is a well-known temple of Goddess Vardhanimata on the fort and is visited frequently by the villagers.
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Fascinating Spots :

      The entrance of this fort is facing eastwards and is built in the Gomukhi architectural style. To the left of the entrance there is a flag post and next to it is a secret chamber built in the fortification wall.

We see a small raised hill when we enter the fort. Steps are built for access to it. On the way there is a dilapidated idol Lord Hanuman and a Lord Shiva temple and a water tank besides it. It takes about 15 minutes to reach here. On this hill there is a temple of Goddess Vardhanimata. There is a platform in front this temple. The temple hall is big. Descend the hill from behind the temple where we can find water tank to the right. It takes about one hour to visit the entire fort.
Ways To Reach :
      Vardhangad can be approached from Satara and Phaltan.

1) Vardhangad village is 30 kms from Satara on the Satara-Pandharpur route.

2) Phaltan-Molghat-Pusegaon (total 41 kms) Vardhangad village(7 kms).

3) Phaltan-Dahiwadi-Pusegaon (total 45 kms) Vardhangad village(7 kms).

The entrance of the village is welcomed by two canons at its gates. The fortification wall of the fort which is still in a good shape can be clearly visible from the base itself. It takes half an hour to reach the fort entrance from the base.
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Notes :
      १) On satara-Pandharpur road there are forts of Kalyangad(Nandgiri), Vardhangad and Mahimangad. Start overnight from Mumbai/Pune to reach Kalyangad fort in early morning then proceed to Vardhangad and Mahimangad and head back via Phaltan. These three forts can be visited in one day with proper planning.

२) Information on Kalyangad(Nandgiri), Vardhangad, Mahimangad is available on our website.
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Forts of Grade: Medium
 Aad  Achala  Ahivant  Ajmera
 Akola Fort  Ankai  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
 Hirakot  Jangli Jaigad  Janjala (Vaishagad)  Jawlya
 Kailasgad  Kalanidhigad (Kalanandigad)  Kaldurg  Kalsubai
 Kamalgad  Kamandurg  Kanchan  Kanhergad
 Karha  Katra  Kavnai  Kenjalgad
 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
 Waghera