There is not much documentation explored about history of the fort. Earlier it was with Koli Samant, then
with Adilshah and later with the Marathas.
One can reach the fort by a path from left of the fort. As you enter from the devastated structure of big
entrance you can see some remnants of old palaces along with some water tanks which are now in very badentrance, you can see some remnants of old palaces along with some water tanks which are now in very bad
condition. You can see Sudhagad, Sarasgad and wall of Tailbaila from the fort, also Nandand Ghat,
Savvashincha Ghat and Bhorpaychi Nal, which descend to Konkan.
h i l f k l ill hi h k h f i l h l d h kThere is only one way from Ekole village which takes you to the fort. Firstly reach Lonavla, and then take a
bus to Bhaburde village, which is nearly 40 km away from Lonavla. Then another 20 min. walk from village
takes you to the Ekole village. On the way to the fort, you can see a temple of Goddess Garjai. In this temple
there is a Shilalekh which says ‘Shree Garaai Maharajachi and Kille Ghangadachi’. From the left side of this
l i h f F h ill h h f 15 ftemple, is a way to the fort. Further you will reach to a steep patch of 15 ft.
A trekking group from Mumbai has now put up a ladder which will take you to the fort. Earlier one had to
use a rope to climb to the fort.p
There is no accommodation facility on the fort. But around 20 people can be easily accommodated in the
Water is not available on 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.