Kothaligad Fort, Maharashtra

Kothaligad fort is located in the Karjat area in Maharashtra, a state in India. This Fort is also known as the Fort of Peth since it is located within the vicinity of the Peth village. It is located near the Karjat Murbad road in the east of Karjat. This fort, Kothaligad, and Karjat area are known for being the best trekking area in Maharashtra and people across the state visit the fort and the nearby structures as the architecture is still intact and can be used by the climbers and trekkers. The top of the Kothaligad fort is led by a tunnel which is in the shape of a chimney and the stairway which leads to the top of the fort is very steep. A small temple and caves are also located within the fort's vicinity; hence the whole trekking trip is enjoyed by the tourists.

The origins of the Kothaligad fort is still unknown to the people but the stone carvings in the cave and in the temple date back to the 13th century and until the Mughal empire captured the fort in the 18th century and was later captured by the British soldiers in 1862. It is also said that during wars and battles, there was a tower which was known as the watch tower or a lighthouse which used to give directions and instructions of how to approach and where the ambush is heading from. The water tank near the cave in the Kothaligad fort is made from stone and there is another stone tank on the top of the Fort. This water is still being used by the farmers as a natural source of water.

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