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About Kamalgad Fort

Some enigmas are deciphered; some remain mysteries, and others seem perplexing. Such a riddle is Kamalgad Fort located in the Panchgani region that has an unknown origin beholding centuries of grief and secrets of its past glory and failure. Built during the Maratha reign, all forts in the region were under the supervision of a mokasaddar. Years later, the fort was taken over by the British rulers. It was then used to detain and execute prisoners of war. Surrounded by steep rocks, the square shaped hill fort covers a flat area of three to four acres. On top of the fort is a structure probably the remains of a well still containing water in it that was sunk right through the rock into the soil. The natural rock-edged well-contained recesses in which prisoners were placed. It is said that the prisoners were given an option of their mode of death, which was either starvation or death by drowning. However, nothing has been found till date to discern the credibility of these stories. The history of this place would make your mind heavy, but the exquisite view of the verdant green vegetation, dense woods, and Dhom backwaters will surely bring back your comfort.

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  • Facilities Food Stalls, Accommodation
  • Recommended Hours Min. 2 hours
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Pets
  • Allowed Camera, Video, Footwear

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