Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 150

Grade: Easy

Base Village: Chiplun

District: Ratnagiri

Nearest Railway Station: Chiplun

How to reach:

Goddess Karanjai temple which is at the foothill can be reached by autorickshaws from Chiplun which is 2 kms. Steps behind the temple take us to the fort in 15 minutes.

Time to reach from base village: 30 min

What to see:

There is beautiful temple of Goddess Karanjeshwar at the foothills. Steps behind this temple lead us to the fort. The main entrance of the fort is in ruins but the two bastions adjoining it are still intact. While trailing further from the right bastion, one can see two canons, remains of houses to the left, Vashishthi river to the right and Konkan railway, vast fields, Parshuram mountain beyond that. Moving further, there is a built water pond but has no water in it. Behind this pond there is an elevated structure from where one can see the entire fort. The fort wall is 8 feet wide and is still intact. There are many steps built at intervals to climb the fortified wall. There is a temple of Goddess Redjai on the fort. While descending from the main doorway, instead of taking the steps proceed towards the Chiplun Water filtration center where one can see remnants of the fort wall. Behind this water filtration center there is a bastion. Another dilapidated doorway which is on the west side of the fort takes us to Gowalkot jetty where there are 5 canons buried upside down.

Accommodation Facility: Not available

Food Facility: Not available

Drinking Water Facility: Not available

Best Season to Visit: All the year

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