Place: Mahuli Fort
ONE DAY MONSOON TREK
Meeting point: Asangaon Stn at 7.15 am
Travel by Autos till the base village. Breakfast.
Start trek by 8.00 am Reach the top by 12, have lunch, explore the fort, and start for our back journey.
Descend till 5.00 pm.
Start our return journey by 6 pm.
We will be returning to Mumbai by 9.30 pm tentatively.
Traveling from Asangaon stn to the base and back,
Breakfast and evening refreshments.
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above-mentioned inclusions
Recommended Local Train Timing:
9 or 12
The creator of this fort is unknown. In 1485 this place came under rule Nijamshahi dynasty. When Shahaji Raje became the secretary of Nijamshahi, Mughals of Delhi tried to end Nijamshahi. In 1635-36, Shahaji Raje transferred himself with Jijabai and Shivaji Maharaj to Mahuli. When Khan Jaman attacked the fort, Shahaji asked Portuguese for help, who refused and Shahaji surrendered.
Shivaji Maharaj took this fort from Mughals on 8 Jan 1658. In 1661 it was given back and was won again by Shivaji Maharaj. In a treaty of Purandar, in 1665, Marathas lost these forts again. In Feb 1670, Shivaji Maharaj tried to conquer Mahuli but failed, Manohardas Gaud was the in charge of the fort. A thousand Marathas were killed. Manohardas Gaud soon gave up his position and Alveerdi Beg took over. On 16 June 1670, after two months, Moropant Pingle conquered the forts and Mahuli, Bhandargad and Palasgad became part of Swarajya. Till 1817, Shivaji Maharaj’s dynasty owned the fort but later on, it was controlled by the British Raj.