Sudhagad Fort (aka Bhorapgad) is a hill fort near Pali, Maharashtra. The fort is situated in the vicinity of Sudhagad Wildlife Sanctuary.
Sudhagad Fort has rich architecture and one of the most well-preserved forts, its walls and fortifications are largely intact. Both entrance, fortification, huge bastions, temples, cisterns, granaries and many more.
The fort has a total of two gates namely Pachchapur Darwaja, Dindi Darwaja; Dindi Darwaja is the main entrance gate of the fort also called as “Mahadarwaja”. On the large plateau of Sudhagad Fort, two temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and also there is a temple of “Bhoraidevi” which is well maintained. Also, there is a “Pant Sachivancha Wada”.
One can see the walls of Tailbail, Ghangad Fort, Sarasgad & Karnala forts, etc. from the top. From the ‘Takmak Tok’, Amba River can be seen.
Sudhagad fort trek is a short weekend gateway for trekkers from Mumbai and Pune. The fort is almost equidistant from both the cities.
The origin of the fort traces back to the 2nd century BC. It was named Sudhagad after the Marathas conquered it from the Bahmani dynasty in 1648. Shivaji Maharaj considered it to be the capital of the Maratha Empire but later decided to choose Raigad Fort over Sudhagad Fort due to its central location.
It is said that the Sudhagad Fort was built initially to protect trading activities. Later, as time changed it was captured by different kings to strengthen their empire. The fort was named Bhorapgad after the goddess Bhoraidevi.
05:00 – Reporting to the SG team.
05:59 – Travel to the base village from Pune.
08:00 – Have breakfast & tea.
09:30 – Reach base village. Pachchapur village.
09:45 – Group introduction & briefing about the trek.
10:00 – Commence trek to “Sudhagad fort”.
13:00 – Reach the top and have a warm lunch.
13:30 – Exploration on the fort. Photography.
16:00 – Turning down to the base village.
17:30 – Travel to Pune.
21:00 – Reach Pune with happy memories & non-biodegradable waste.
Shivajinagar > Nal Stop > Chandani Chauk > Tamhini Ghat > Adulse > Pachchapur (Base)
05:00 – Shivajinagar
05:30 – Nal Stop
05:59 – Chandani Chauk