was built during Shivaji's rule in Maharashtra. The fort of Lohgad is situated 10 kms away from Lonavala. This fort was constructed so that prisoners could be kept. Lohgad Fort belonged to Chatrapati Shivaji and later on the royal family of the Gaikwada and Dabhade were imprisoned in this fort. The Lohgad Fort reflects an old charm about itself. It is a majestic structure that stands tall through the sands of time. The Lohgad Fort is indeed worth admiring.
There are three gates of this fort. The third gate is spectacular to look. Another attraction of this fort is an enormous cave that is used for the storing of grains during the monsoons. Beside the cave is a grave that consists of a Shivlinga. Around the fort there are places where water can be stored. These water storage areas were built by Nanasaheb Phadnis. The facade of the fort is marked with paintings. There are many writings found on the walls of the fort which tell the tale of this fort. There are quaint designs on the walls of the fort which are popularly known as Vindhukata. The local people of Khandala are of the belief that Chatrapati Shivaji kept most of his treasures within this fort.
It is one of the most popular tourists destinations in Khandala, which attracts a multitude of tourists every year.
Last Updated on 20 September 2011