Malhargad fort is one of the nearest forts from Pune. Malhargad fort is located at 30 Kms Sout east of Pune and can be covered in a single day very easily. Malhargad fort traveling guide is given below in full details:
How to reach Malhargad fort?
Distance from Pune: 35 Kms
Driving to Malhargad fort:
Just search on google maps for ‘Malhargad Fort, Kalewadi, Maharashtra 412301‘ and Google maps will show you a road until the base of the Malhargad fort. The road ends just at the foot of the Malhargad fort.
About Malhargad fort:
Malhargad fort is also known as Sonori Fort because of the name of the village at the base of the fort. Malhargad fort is named after the Goddess of Raga called Malhari. Like other forts in Maharashtra, Malhargad fort was also built by the Marathas around 1775. However, it was the last fort built by Marathas.
The main motive of building this fort was to keep a watch on Dive ghat along the Pune-Saswad route. Though the fort is in good condition, still its structures are not intact. Malhargad is mainly famous for spectacular views it offers from the top. One can also do a cycling ride to Malhargad from Pune.
Places of interest around Malhargad fort trek:
- God Khandoba temple at the fort top
- Lord Mahadeva temple
- Spectacular panoramic views from the fort hill
- Ganesh Darwaja- Entrance to the Malhargad fort
- Ponds at the top and beautiful walls around the fort.