Dhotri Fort (Gadhi)

Type: Land Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 0

Grade: Easy

Base Village: Kardehalli-Dhotri, Bramhani-Dhotri

District: Solapur

Nearest Railway Station: Solapur

How to reach:

Kardehalli village is 19 kms from Solapur on the Solapur-Akkalkot road. Take the small road road to the left of the main road. Dhotri fort is 14 kms from Kardehalli. Bramhani village is 15 kms from Solapur on the Solapur-Hyderabad highway. A small road to the right of a main road takes us to Dhotri village which is 24 kms via Musali-Tandulwadi.

Time to reach from base village: 45 min from Solapur

What to see:

The route from Dhotri village circumambulates a huge bastion and takes us to the main entrance of the fort. The main doorway is 12 ft tall facing northwards. There are porches built inside the doorway and the fortification wall near the entrance has a terrace room. There is a rectangular open ground in the premises at the corner of which are remnants of the building. The walls of the fort and bastions are built using white soil, stone and bricks with the bastions and fort wall having narrow windows in it. The wall towards the right has an eastwards facing entrance to the citadel. Moving ahead from this doorway one comes across a dried up step well to the right. There are four bastions to the fort and the bastion to the south has a spiral stairway leading to the top which gives a complete view of the fort and its structure. After descending the bastion one comes across a room built in the fortified wall with a semi circle shaped roof. Moving ahead parallel to the fort wall one can see the remnants of the structure on the way to the West bastion. Here there is a small doorway covered in bushes which takes us to the rectangular open ground with fort wall on all sides and two bastions on its two corners. There is a dried up well to the right.

Accommodation Facility: Not available

Food Facility: Not available

Drinking Water Facility: Not available

Best Season to Visit: All the year

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