Gandharvagad

Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 3004

Grade: Easy

Base Village: Valkuli

District: Kolhapur

Nearest Railway Station: Belgaum, Desur, Madure, Sawantwadi Road

How to reach:

From Pune :- 340 KM, From Mumbai :- 490KM, From Kolhapur :- 110 KM. One can select via Chandgad by road,Valkuli is 10 KM before Kolhapur- Chandgad road.or via Belgaon-Shinoli road Valkuli is situated at 20 min from Naganwadi. Vehicle can reach the top of the fort.

Time to reach from base village: 1 hour from Valkuli

What to see:

We reach the fort in an hour from Valkuli village, which is the base village. On reaching the entrance, we see Hanuman on the right side of the road. There are residences on the fort. Further on this way is the temple of Lord Chaloba. Ahead is an ancient well, which has potable water. There is a ground in front of Chaloba temple, where there were remnants of old palace of the Sawant. Nothing can be seen now. In the eastern part of the fort, we can find some plinths. Then we can move to the southern side of the fort. The ramparts on the southern side are intact and spacious. There are 3 secret passages in the walls here.

Accommodation Facility: Available

Food Facility: Available

Drinking Water Facility: Available

Best Season to Visit: All the year

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