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Chandragad fort (Pune)

Chandragad fort is a surrounding area of Mahabaleshwar. The fort of Chandragad is very easy to trek with its height of 2303 feet high. From the top of Chandragad beautiful views can be seen. During rainy season the fort looks amazing with its nearby places.


The fort is located on a hill range which begins from Arthur Seat point of Mahabaleshwar towards West. On the fort there are remnants of Janani Temple and a royal residence.There is one Shiva temple known as Dhavaleshwar Mahadev (धवलेश्वर महादेव). There are two water tanks on the fort, one is on North side and one is close Dhavaleshwar Mahadev.
The fort was built by Chandrarao More of Javli and later on won by Chhatarpati  Shivaji Maharaj from him. One can start a trek here to the Arthur Seat point in Mahabaleshwar. Umrath town is the beginning of Tanaji Malusare and Shelar mama who were Sardars of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.