Mirgad fort

Set in one of the very idyllic locations for cross country trek, Mirgad possess a very unique setting. This place is also called as Mirya Dongar. Looking mostly like a surveillance tower this fort has a very little historical mention.



Fascinating Spots :Though the fort is not having any structure on it, the environs of the fort present a magnificent view. Also don't miss the Bauxite mines which lie en route to Mirgad via Sapoli.

Food Facility : One can make own arrangement or can ask villagers at Panchgani. There are no hotels near the fort.

Drinking Water Facility : Here one should know that even though there is water tank on the fort, the available water is some times not potable. It's advisable to carry water from Panchgani Village.

Accommodation :
There is no accommodation facility on the fort. But one can surely make a stay at Panchgani village (20 min prior to the fort) or at Vageshwar temple.


Getting There :
By Air : Mumbai is nearest airport.
By Rail : Pen is nearest railway station.
By Road : 1) Pen - Sapoli - Panchgani - Mirgad : This route is longest among the listed routes and requires 5-6 hours to reach Mirgad. 2) Pen - Chawdi naka - Mirgad : This route as per the information given by local villagers takes around 2 -3 hours. 3) Pen - Sapoli - Vageshwar Temple - Mirgad : Till Vageshwar one can avail road transport service. Though no regular services are available till the temple, one can take private vehicle till the temple. From temple Mirgad rests at a space of one hour.

Places to see nearby : 
Vageshwar Temple: This temple of Lord Shiva is estimated to be more than 400 years back. Having many beautiful but largely ruined sculptures this temple also houses a tomb. A nice waterfall near this temple is surely an add-on to the surrounding of this.


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