Ghosalgad Fort Trek Roha

Ghosalgad Fort Trek Roha

About Ghosalgad Fort Roha

घोसाळे गड Ghosalgad Fort located near Roha city at 8 km on the Murud-Bhalgaon-Roha drive. Ghosalegad Fort is 20 meters in width. Ghosalgad Killa is a hill fort with a thin lateral ridge secured by fortification. The fort assisted in maintaining vigil and protection on the trade route from Seaports to the Maval region. 

Ghosalgad Fort History

The constructor of Ghosalgad Fort is not known. Adilshah of Bijapur controlled the fort in the early 16th century, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj later won the fort in 1648. Siddhi of Janjira had encircled the fort when Afzal Khan had tried to Kill Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Pratapgad. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj killed Afzal Khan, and when Siddhi got the news, he retreated with his troops to Janjira. Ghosalgad was under the rule of Siddhi, Angre, and Maratha control. British East India company Col. Prother seized the fort in 1818.

Things to see in Ghosalegad Fort

The lengthy fortification along the narrow ridge of the Machi is in excellent shape. There are small water tanks cut in the rock to harvest rainwater and small caves around the Balekilla mountain. There is an escape passage connecting the tight wall of fortification. One can see two idols of Sharabh near the central gate of the fort. You can see a cannon at the Balekilla on the western side.

How to reach Ghosalegad Fort

Ghosalegad is well connected by transport buses and private transports from Roha. Ghosalegad Fort Trek is small; around 15 minutes, it goes from the temple till the main gate of the fort. There is a narrow and slippery path around the Balekilla. Night halt is not possible on the fort. From the top of the fort, you get a fantastic view of base hamlet Ghosala, Talagad, and Murud creek. During your hike, you will see a Water cistern named Wajta Haud, remains of the watchtower, reinforced defense, the temple of Bhavani and Ganapati, water ponds can be seen at Ghosalegad Fort Trek. 

Recommended Fort and activities to visit nearby Tala Fort, Kuda Caves, Kolad River Rafting, Devkund Waterfall, Sarasgad, Sagargad.

 

 

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