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About Trip to Fort Asherigad

A big brother to other forts in the Palghar region, the Asherigad fort is known for its massiveness and height. The fort is beautifully nestled between the mountains in the east and the sea to the west. This entire region is famous for its various trekking trails, which are explored by hundreds of trekking enthusiasts every year. The hiking trails vary from medium to high level of difficulty. The col of this fort is about 1.5 hours walk from the base village of Khodkona and it takes about another 30 minutes to reach the top from the col. There are many things to see at the top, including the remains of various settlements, fortification symbols, Portuguese shield, two lakes, caves etc. The fort was built by Raja Bhoj about 800 years ago and the fort has stood witness to various wars and struggles of capture ever since. The fort has seen an array of rulers from the Kolis to the Mahims, Protuguese and Mughals from 14th century till 1683. Later in 1737, it was taken over by Chimaji Appa before being handed over to the Britishers in 1818. It is a great place to visit.for history buffs.

Historical Context: Asherigad is in NH8 Highway.Beautiful place
Pro Tip: Take guides help

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