Grade : Moderate
Region : Asangaon
Base village : Mahuli
Landmark : Shahpur
Number of Routes : 2
Highest Altitude : 2815 Feet (858m)
Trek Duration : 3.5 hours ascend, 3 hours descend
Surrounding Peaks : Bhandar Durg, Palasgad
Ideal Season : June to September
Major Attarction :
Mahadarwaja, Caves, Ladder to Reach the Top, Two Water Cistern, Water stream at the Base.
Peaks within the Mountain :
Bhandar Durg and Palasgad
Water Sources :
Small Water Reservoir at Top. However water is not potable at times hence it is recommended to carry water from Base Village itself.
History Info :
The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule of Malik Ahmed who was the founder of Nijamshahi.
Brief War History :
When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Adilshahi and Mughals of Delhi together tried to end Nijamshahi. In the year 1635-36, in difficult circumstances Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji to Mahuli. Khan Jaman, son of Mahabat Khan beleaguered this fort. Shahaji Raje asked for help to Portuguese. They refused and Shahaji Raje surrendered himself. Shivaji took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivrai. In treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. The Moghal sardar Manohardas Gaud was the in charge of this fort. He did much construction on the fort. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli, but failed. Thousand of Marathas were killed by Moghals. It was a bad blow to Marathas. Even after this victory, Manohardas Gaud, the chief of the fort gave up his position and a new chief Alveerdi Beg was appointed. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya.