Gavilgad Fort is near a hill station called Chikhaldara in the Amravati district of Maharashtra. The fort is protected by the Central Government of India.
The fort has several inscriptions in Persian recording the date of the building of each of its seven gates. There are two water tanks known as Devtalav and Khantalav. They would have been the main water source during the siege. We can note the remains of a mosque inside the fort. There is a square canopy with intricate stone latticework and a seven arched façade located in the mosque. The mosque used to have two minarets but at present, only one can be seen intact.
Gafur Ahmed was a jaglia (tenant) of the Narnala fort. He attempted to determine whether the chambers built into the fort of Narnala had any use by driving 20 sheep into them. In such an attempt, one of the sheep turned up at Gavilgad, which was more than 20 miles away.
The phonetic similarity in the name of the fort the Gawali i.e. a pastoral community ‘Gavli’, Gavilgad fort has various folklore associated with it. It is believed by locals that the Gavli community had built the fort in the 12-13th century, though there is no historical truth in it.
The fort is considered the paradise of trackers.