Bharatgad Fort Trek.

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Bharatgad Fort Trek.

Type                   Bharatgad is a Hill fort. 
Difficulty level  Bharatgad is easy to trek.
Height                Bharatgad fort is 2600 feet(792 Meter) above sea level.
Base village / District / Taluka -  Masure / Sindhudurg / Malvan, Maharashtra, India.

History of Bharatgad

Bharat Gad, in the Masure town, which was made in 1680 by Sawantwadikar loving Sawant. The external fortification of this fort is in ruins. The attraction of this fort is a 200 feet deep well that has a cut entryway at its base. 
The area of a mosque and a temple found inside this fort is the symbol of the unity between the Hindu and the Muslim groups.The fort is arranged on the highest point of the hillock. The fortification of the fort and bastions are still existent. 
Some individuals say that there is a tunnel in the fort which can take one up to the Sindhudurg fort. There is a canal around the fort. There is a temple of Siddhanath on the fort.
The site of the fort was visited by Shivaji Maharaj as a likely site for the development of the fort. Later this arrangement was to delayed because of non-accessibility of water. In 1680, because of demand of Bhosale of Kolhapur and Sawant’s of Sawantwadi, Sawant’s developed the fort.
A well was first dug by him and afterward the fort was developed. Numerous battles happened for the control of the fort between Kolhapur Bhosale’s and Sawant’s of Sawantwadi. 
In 1818, British strengths lead by Capt. Hutchinson attacked the fort and because of blasting of cannon close to the well, the spring in the well was dried.
The fortification is in ruins. There are some private plantations of Mango and cashew on the fort. The fort has continually changed hands. In 1670, Shivaji overviewed the slope yet discovering no water, would not support it.
After ten years in 1680 Sawant expecting that it may fall under the control of a supervisor named Bavdekar, cut the incredible well through the rock, and discovering water, constructed the fort in 1701.
Captain Hutchinson noticed a report that after a couple of shots from the fort weapons, the water of the well vanished. In backing of reality of this story he recognizes that the army had wooden water tanks. The fortifications of the fort are around 17 to 18 feet high and 5 feet thick.
At the inverse end of an angle running north and south are extraordinary round towers. Inside the Citadel, around a quarter of its entire length from the north tower is a small temple.
Around 17 yards from each one side and 100 yards from each one end of this bastion, is an external wall with nine or ten bastions. The wall is ten or twelve feet thick with an external trench. It is not extremely solid and appears to have been constructed without plaster.

Time to reach the top 
It takes around 2 hours from the base village Masure. 

Minimum Duration 
1 day.

Best time to visit the fort 
Any time you can visit the fort.

Water Availability 
Yes, water is available on the fort but only in Rainy season.

Accommodation Availability 
No, shelter is not available on the fort. But hotels are available in Malvan.

Places to visit on the Bharatgad 

Fortifications, bastions cannons, watch tower, well, temples.

Lets find How to reach to Bharatgad

way from Pune to Bharatgad

Pune to Bharatgad by Bus 
From Pune there are ST (State Transport) buses and Volvo buses available to Kolhapur, distance between Pune to Kolhapur is 267 kms, from Kolhapur there are ST (State Transport) buses and local transport available to Kankavali, from Kankavali there are local transport available to Malvan, and then you can go by ST (State Transport) buses to Masure village.
Pune to Bharatgad by Train
From Pune junction to Kolhapur there are trains available, Pune junction to Kolhapur is around 280 kms, and then follow the same route from Kolhapur mentioned above.

Pune to Bharatgad by Road 
Route of Pune to Bharatgad Pune – Narayanpur Phata - Shirwal – Khandala – Bhuinj - Wadhe - Satara – Kashil - Umraj - Karad - Islampur - Yelur - Kolhapur - Kankavali - Malvan - Masure - Bharatgad fort.

Way from Mumbai to Bharatgad

Mumbai to Bharatgad by Bus 
From Mumbai there are ST (State Transport) buses and Volvo buses available to Kolhapur, distance between Mumbai to Kolhapur is 380 kms, from Kolhapur there are ST (State Transport) buses and local transport available to Kankavali, from Kankavali there are local transport available to Malvan, and then you can go by ST (State Transport) buses to Masure village.

Mumbai to Bharatgad by Train 
From Mumbai to Kolhapur there are trains available, Mumbai to Kolhapur is around 455 kms, and then follow the same route from Kolhapur mentioned above.

Mumbai to Bharatgad by Road 
Route of Mumbai to Bharatgad Mumbai - Panvel - Khopoli - Lonavala - Dehu Road - Chinchwad - Pune – Narayanpur Phata - Shirwal – Khandala – Bhuinj - Wadhe - Satara – Kashil - Umraj - Karad - Islampur - Yelur - Kolhapur - Kankavali - Malvan - Masure - Bharatgad fort.

Places to visit nearby the Bharatgad

Tarkarli beach
A long beach and perfect clear waters make this beach perfect for a romantic escape. Spotted at the pass of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea, this place has picked up good performance as a result of its long and slender stretch of beach with perfect waters and water sports.
On a sunny morning, one can see the cot unto a depth of 20 ft. It gives a surrounding view of tall "Shuru" trees out of sight. The wide waterway, the delightful sailboats and the modest villages arranged on the riverbank, include to the beautiful glory of Tarkarli.
Locating dolphins is not an uncommon occasion here. These spot angles as the year progressed, the ocean among summer and winter and back-waters among the shower since the ocean water enters this region furthermore because of wellbeing reasons.

Sindhudurg fort
Sindhudurg is a fort which possesses an island in the Arabian Sea, just to the coast of Maharashtra in western India. The fort lies in Malvan town of Sindhudurg District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra.
It is a secured landmark. This fort was developed by Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, today additionally we can see his foot & palm print on the fort. The development was carried out under the supervision of Hiroji Indulkar.