Type: Hill Fort
Height (Approx in ft.): 250
Base Village: Masure
Nearest Railway Station: Kudal
How to reach:
Bharatgad and Bagwantgad being small forts, are convenient to be covered at a time. To reach Bharatgad one has to alight in Masure village from Malvan. After visiting Bharatgad, approach Kavavadi or Kavamasure vadi at a distance of 1km from main chowk of Masure village. Take a boat from there to reach on the otherside of the creek, alighting in village Bhagwantgad, a 5 minutes walk to the left take us near a school. A further 10 minutes walk from the backside of the school takes to the fort Bhagwantgad.
State Transport buses or Autorikshwas from Malwan take you directly to Bhagwantgad village.
Time to reach from base village: 30 mins
What to see:
Main entrance of the fort has hardly any remnants. The bastion and fortifying wall are in complete ruins. Lord Siddheshwar’s Temple on the fort is the only remaining architecture. The shapeless stone inside this temple is the idol of Lord Siddheshwar. A holy basil plant planted in a special masonry structure of 4 feet height (Tulsi Vrindavan. This is generally found in the center of courtyard of Hindus houses) can be found in the temple premises. As the fort hardly witnesses visits of tourists / trekkers , there is a dense vegetation cover all over the fort. Due of this, the remnants on the fort can hardly be seen. The remnants of fortifying wall are spread all across the fort. One can take a bird’s eye view of Bharatgad and Kalaval creek. On the way to Bharatgad from Malvan, an ancient Rameshwar Temple near Angnewadi village can also be visited.
Accommodation Facility: Not available
Food Facility: Not available
Drinking Water Facility: Not available
Best Season to Visit: All the year