Talagad Fort

Talagad Fort

Ghosalgad - Talagad - Kuda caves trek

तळागड Talagad Fort positioned at 18 kilometres from Roha city on the Indapur-Tala-Roha road. Tala Fort is a hill fort at 1000 feet above the sea level. The Fort established at a narrow lateral ridge defended by fortification. The Fort played a crucial role in keeping alert against the enemy and protecting the trade route from the seaports to the Maval regions. Siddhis of the Janjira movement kept on vigil from Talagad Killa. Ghosalgad fort seen from Talagad Fort. Kuda caves are located nearby the fort. You can complete Ghosalgad - Talagad - Kuda caves trek in one day.

Talagad Fort History

The constructor of Fort is not known. Adilshah of Bijapur controlled the Fort in the early 16th century, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj later won the Fort in 1648. In 1659 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. In the Purandar treaty, Talagad, and the other 11 forts retained by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj while yielding the other forts. Siddhis later captured the Fort after the passing of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Bajirao Peshwa-I captured Talagad fort in 1735 and brought it under the Maratha rule. In 1818 Col. Prother of the British East India Company captured the Fort. The clothes which Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj wore during his coronation brought from Talagad Fort.

Places to see on Talagad 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 on the Balekilla mountain. The idol of Veer Maruti seen near the main entrance. Fortification done in two layers; four water tanks on top of the Fort are available. You can see unobstructed views of Ghosalgad Fort. You can combine Talagad Fort trek with Kuda caves, which are nearby and Ghosalegad Fort trek.

How to reach Talagad Fort

Talagad well connected by transport buses and private transports that operate between Tala, Indapur, and Roha. The path goes straight through the city, a small trek around 45 minutes. The trekking route is easy and requires less endurance. Night halt is not possible in the Fort. Recommended Fort and activities to visit nearby Ghosalgad Fort, Kuda Caves, Kolad River RaftingDevkund WaterfallSarasgadSagargad.

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