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Asherigad Fort

Asherigad is a fort that lies on the Mumbai - Ahmedabad highway. It was built by King Bhoj of the Shilahar dynasty. Hence it can be assumed that this fort is at least 800 years old. The Portuguese rebuilt this fort when they captured it.

In 1737, Peshwa won this fort during his campaign of the Konkan and in 1818 this fort came under the British rule. There is a cave, water tanks, and a monsoon lake. The carved image of Lord Waghya in wood and water cisterns hewn out of rock are the major attractions. The place is ideal for rock climbing.

To access the fort, one has to reach Mastan Naka (102km) from Mumbai. 10 km ahead is the village Khadkona at the base of the fort. From here one has to climb to the top.

Updated on 18th November, 2005
District: Thane


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