Shivaji Maharaj incorporated this fort in Swarajya along with Lohgad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657. On
March 11, 1818, Col. Prother invaded this fort but could not succeed even after prolonged fighting. Finally he
succeeded on 14th March, by dropping a cannon ball where the ammunition was stored. Along with this fort
the English also conquered Ghangad.
Koraigad appears like a wall from Peth Shahpur. On the top of the fort is a huge plateau. The ramparts on this
fort are around 1 ½ kms in length. One can move along the complete top of the fort by walking on the bailey.
While coming up from the Peth‐Shahpur route, we come across many caves, some cisterns and an idol of
lord Ganeshlord Ganesh.
After entering the Ganesh Darwaaja (Peth Shahpur route), we can see the remnants of the old buildings.
Here we can see the temple of Goddess Korai Devi. This temple has been renovated recently. There is a
“DEEPMALA” i h i f f h l Th id l f K i D i i d 4 f hi h Th“DEEPMALA” right in front of the temple. The idol of Korai Devi is around 4 feet high. There are many
bastions on the Southern side of the fort. There are 6 cannons on this fort. Of these, the biggest cannon
named “Laxmi” lies next to the Korai Devi temple. There are two more temples on the fort.
There are two large ponds on this fort and ahead of them are two caves. Here we can see the idol of lord
Vishnu holding the Conch, Discus, Mace and Lotus flower.
From here Nagphani Point Tung Tikona Matheran Prabalgad Karnala and Manikgad ranges can be viewedFrom here Nagphani Point, Tung, Tikona, Matheran, Prabalgad, Karnala and Manikgad ranges can be viewed.
Trekkers can stay in the temple on top of the fort..
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Standing as silent sentinels to history are the 350‐odd forts of Maharashtra. Beaten by
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the sea waves, lashed at by the torrential Deccan rains, or scorched in the blazing sun,
stand imposing ramparts and crumbling walls , the last lingering memories of
Maharashtra's martial times. Nowhere in the country would you encounter such a
profusion of forts. And such variety. Sited on an island, or guarding the seas or among
the Sahyadri hills, whose zig‐zag walls and rounded bastions sit like a scepter and
crown amidst hills turned mauve.