Sudhagad

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  • Elevation 590m (1960ft) Location Pali Sudhagad NearPaliGanpati
  • Sudhagad SudhagadisoneoftheancientfortsinSahyadri.ItwasthegloryofBhor state.Initially, g y g y y SudhagadwascalledasBhorapgad.DuringempireofShivajiMaharajthisfortwasnamedas Sudhagad.Thisfortisapproximately590metersinheight.Sudhagadisahugefort.Itiscalledas thereplicaofRaigad. TheThanaleexcavationsinthisareaarenearly2200yearsold.ThisshowsthatSudhagadmay bethatmuchancient.Theconstructionandthegeographicalsignificanceindicatethatsome greatrulersmighthaveconstructedthefort.AccordingtothePuranas,SageBhruguhadstayed hereandhehadestablishedthetempleofGoddessBhoraionthisfort. SudhagadwasincludedinSwarajyain1648.Itisdescribedinoldrecordsasfollows:Malavji Naik Karake put the ladders in Sakharadara Initially Jadhav and Saranayak both climbed the fort puttheladdersinSakharadara.Initially,Jadhav andSaranayak bothclimbedthefort undertheguidanceofchieftainMaloji Bhosale.AfterthatHaibatrao climbedthefort.25 soldierswentaheadandkilledtheguards.Furtherthechiefofthefortwaskilledinanguishand thefortwasconquered. ShivajiMaharajrenamedBhorapgad asSudhagad.LaterSambhaji metAkbar(therebelliousson ofAurangjeb)inthePachchapur villagesituatedatthebaseofthisfort.Annaji Datto,Balaji Aavji Chitnis,hissonAavji Ballal andHiroji Pharjand wereallimportantpersonsinAshta j , j j j p p Pradhan MandalofShivajiMaharaj.Sambhaji haskilledalloftheminParlivillagenear Sudhagad.
  • Taile Baila Sudhagad
  • Sudhagad
  • Taile Baila
  • Surgad behind Pali Ganpati Temple We stayed in this Dhrmshala at night
  • Srinath, Suhas, Anil, Sandesh and Amar
  • Beetle insect
  • Srinath and Anil
  • Srinath and Anil
  • RAJEEV
  • Srinath and Anil
  • Maha Darwaja
  • Bhorai Devi Mandir
  • Bhorai Devi
  • Taile-Baila can be reached from Lonavla side Taile-Baila
  • T.P.
  • Bhorai Devi Temple to Sarkar Wada
  • Sarkar Wada
  • Information put inside the Wada
  • Caretaker of Sarkar Wada who provided us with tea and food
  • Bhorai Mandir
  • Taile-Baila in clouds Bhorai Mnadir
  • Unspoilt Unhurried Untouched Unconfined Unexpected Unconquered Unparalleled Un paralleled Unmatched Unstressed Un stressed Unlimited Standingassilentsentinelstohistoryarethe350oddfortsofMaharashtra.Beatenby g y y theseawaves,lashedatbythetorrentialDeccanrains,orscorchedintheblazingsun, standimposingrampartsandcrumblingwalls,thelastlingeringmemoriesof Maharashtra'smartialtimes.Nowhereinthecountrywouldyouencountersucha profusionofforts.Andsuchvariety.Sitedonanisland,orguardingtheseasoramong theSahyadrihills,whosezigzagwallsandroundedbastionssitlikeascepterand crownamidsthillsturnedmauve.