Sarasgad FortHeight : 1600 ft
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Pali
District : Raigad Grade : Medium
सरसगड (Sarasgad) किल्ल्याची ऊंची : 1600
किल्ल्याचा प्रकार : गिरीदुर्ग डोंगररांग: डोंगररांग नाही
जिल्हा : रायगड श्रेणी : मध्यम
Sarasgad is a village situated near Pali in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Pali lies about 10 kilometres East of Nagothane along the Nagothane-Khopoli road..
The village contains Sarasgad Fort, the twin of Sudhagad Fort. It can be identified by its four pinnacles and thus was mainly used as a watch place to check the surrounding region. The construction of the fort is not in good condition but the huge rock steps are something to watch for. There are two routes which lead to the top of this fort from Pali. On the top is the Shiva temple providing an excellent panoramic view of all the mountain ranges surrounding this area. Sudhagad and TailBaila can be easily viewed from the top of Sarasgad.
This fort height from sea level is 490 meters. There are many caves which were used for soldiers and other purposes because the fort has very little area available on its top. There are around ten tanks carved in rocks. They provide cool water supply throughout the year, which is very important for any fort. Shivaji Maharaj gave 2000 hones (golden coin used as currency during Shivaji Maharaj’s time) for repairing the fortifications of this fort. On the way from the south there are 111 steps carved in stone. The door from this side is known as ‘Dindi darvaja’.
Sarasgad is close to Pali, one of the places in Ashtavinayak yatra. Sarasgad can be identified by its four pinnacles. Sarasgad fort was mainly used to keep a check on the surrounding regions. From fort, ‘Pali’ and all surrounding areas can be seen. Shivaji Maharaj brought this fort under Hindavi Swarajya and spent 2000 Hon (the prevailing currency) for its reconstruction. Till independence this fort was under Bhor Sansthan.
There are two ways to climb, one near the MSEB office and other near the temple. Sarasgad has a excellent cave where 100 people can stay at a time. It has a Shiva temple on the top and gives you a excellent panoramic view of all the mountain ranges surrounding this area.
Nearby cities: Ambikanagar, Goregaon, N. S. Pathan (Madina Complex)
Coordinates: 18°32’35″N 73°13’38″E