Wednesday, 09 May 2012 17:46

Korigad

Fort:- Korigad
Region:- Lonavla
Type:- Hill fort
Height:- 3050 feet
Grade:- Easy
Base village:- Peth-Shahpur or Ambivali
Snaps:- http://picasaweb.google.com/devarshee/Korigad#

Nearest railway station:- Lonavla

About fort:-

Different name– Korigad or Koraigad

History:-

Shivaji Maharaj incorporated this fort in Swarajya along with Lohgad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona in 1657. On March 11, 1818, Col. Prother invaded this fort but could not succeed even after prolonged fighting. Finally he succeeded on 14th March, by dropping a cannon ball where the ammunition was stored. Along with this fort the English also conquered Ghangad.

Koraigad appears like a wall from Peth Shahpur. On the top of the fort is a huge plateau. The ramparts on this fort are around 1 ½ kms in length. One can move along the complete top of the fort by walking on the bailey. While coming up from the Peth-Shahpur route, we come across many caves, some cisterns and an idol of lord Ganesh.

After entering the Ganesh Darwaaja (Peth Shahpur route), we can see the remnants of the old buildings. Here we can see the temple of Goddess Korai Devi. This temple has been renovated recently. There is a “DEEPMALA” right in front of the temple. The idol of Korai Devi is around 4 feet high. There are many bastions on the Southern side of the fort. There are 6 cannons on this fort. Of these, the biggest cannon named “Laxmi” lies next to the Korai Devi temple. There are two more temples on the fort.

Fascinating points - There are many popular tourist sites nearby like the Korlaidevi and Ganesh temples besides several caves and a lake. Shelter Caves is a favorite spot of visitors found half-way to the Korigad fort.

There are two large ponds on this fort and ahead of them are two caves. Here we can see the idol of lord Vishnu holding the Conch, Discus, Mace and Lotus flower.

From here Nagphani Point, Tung, Tikona, Matheran, Prabalgad, Karnala and Manikgad ranges can be viewed.

Additional Info

  • Type: Hill Fort
  • Grade: Easy
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