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Ghargad Fort

Monday, August 31st, 2009 | mumbaihikers | Uncategorized

Ghargad Fort, about six miles east of Trimbak and 3572 feet above the sea, has been described by Captain Briggs who visited it in 1818. The lower part of the hill was fairly easy of ascent. From the lower part the road ran for some distance under the hill-scarp which completely covered an assailing force from stones. The road up the scarp was by traverses outside the rock, which was remarkably steep but not high. The top of the fort was very small with a large water-supply and with houses for the garrison but no bombproofs. There were two gates, one tolerable, the other old and much out of repair. [Capt. Briggs’ Report, 20th Jane 1818.] Ghargad was one of the seventeen strong places that surrendered to he British immediately after the fall of Trimbak in 1818. [Blacker’s Maratha War, 322 note 2.]

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