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Vasota Fort

Vasota Fort, also known as Vyaghragad, was built by King Bhojraj II of Shilahar dynasty which was later ceded to Shivaji Maharaj in the year 1656. Set amid the beautiful valleys near Shivsagar Lake, Vasota is an ideal spot for watching sunsets.

The medieval fort of Vasota is surrounded by water on three sides and is 1200 m high. Vasota comprises mainly three forts; the Juna Vasota (old fort), Navin Vasota (new fort) and Nageshwar. Though the fort is on the verge of destruction, its verandahs and porches are examples of traditional architectural marvel.

Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, located nearby is an important tourist spot. Others are the Nageshwar Mahadev temple and the Chandakai temple.

The best access to Vasota fort is by a long trek, which will provide majestic views of its wooded surroundings. The nearest bus station is at Vasota, 30 km away. Pune Lohegaon Airport and Satara Railway Station are the nearest airport and rail terminals.

Updated on 27th May, 2015
District: Satara


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