Bhavanigad

Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 1350

Grade: Medium

Base Village: Kadvai

District: Ratnagiri

Nearest Railway Station: Sangameshwar

How to reach:

The diversion to Tural village is 11 km north of Sangameshwar on Mumbai-Goa highway. From here, reach to Kadvai (by rickshaw) or Mhadgewadi (if a private vehicle). The trail to fort starts from here. ST buses ply regularly on this route. The fort is about 2 km from Mhadgewadi.

Time to reach from base village: 1.30 hr

What to see:

Kadvai is the village near to the fort. As we proceed on the trail to the fort, we pass through Mhadgewadi, Gosaviwadi and Shirkewadi, 3 communities in the area of the fort. The trail divides into two and the way to the right takes us to the top. After a steep walk for 5 minutes, we reach towards few cisterns. After some time we reach towards the main entrance and to the main temple; this is a good accommodation on the fort. In this temple, there is a bust of Shivaji Maharaj and an ancient idol of Goddess Bhavani. This is the citadel of the fort, where the temple is located. Behind the temple is the entrance of the citadel, and the trail through this leads to the southern tip where a few more cisterns are present.

Accommodation Facility: Accommodation is available on the fort in the temple

Food Facility: Not available

Drinking Water Facility: Not available

Best Season to Visit: July to Feb

 

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