Alang Fort

Overview:

Type:Hill Fort
Location:Situated in Ambevadi village of Igatpuri Taluka of District Nashik of Maharashtra.
District: Nashik

Alang Fort lies in the Nashik region at a height of 4852 ft (1.48 km). Top of the fort has huge plateau. There are two caves on the fort for staying and 11 water cisterns arranged in a Cascade formation & a dilapidated storage room.

This Fort is most difficult to reach. Alang Fort is not much visited because the fort is cover with the dense forest and heavy rains in the area makes the path difficult.

History:

Alang fort doesn’t have the much-documented history. The fort went in the hands of the Maratha, Mughals and the British took control at the last.

The tribal and Maratha revolutionaries took refuge on this fort during the British Rule hence Britishers destroyed the steps and made the fort inaccessible from them.

Places to Visit on Fort:

Alang Fort is in the Nashik district in Maharashtra, India. This fort is properly in the Kalsubai range of Western Ghats and is a magnificent and majestic fort in the hilltop.

As per the stone carvings are done in the fort, it is supposed to be built by the local tribes who resided in the nearby Ambewadi villages. It has made using marvel stone but after years of destruction and low on maintenance, this fort doesn’t look like a fort. It is situated at a height of 1372 meters above sea level which makes it a popular tourist attraction.

The fort is built with the same rock that is found on these hilly ranges. The main wall of the fort is built on the ridges and looks like it is a part of the mountain rocks. It also has a raised rampart of 30 meters thickness built-in a curved shape along the top.

Many caves are found inside the fort for the living. Many inscriptions are also found in Sanskrit and Palli language. The other places to visit are the two forts located nearby this fort. They are Kulang and Madangad fort. The three are closely related and Alang fort is one among this trio.

How to reach:

The way from Pune to Alang Fort

Pune to Alang by Bus

From Pune there are ST (State Transport) buses available to Igatpuri. Distance between Pune to Igatpuri are 240 km. Then go to Ambevadi by the Igatpuri – Ghoti -Pimpalner route. From Ghoti to Ambevadi buses are available. Ghoti to Ambevadi is around 32 km, a bus is available at 6 am from Ghoti to Ambevadi.

Pune to Alang by Train

From Pune junction there are trains available to Igatpuri station. Pune Junction to Igatpuri is around 240 km. Then go to Ambevadi by the Igatpuri – Ghoti -Pimpalner route. From Ghoti to Ambevadi buses are available. Ghoti to Ambevadi is around 32 km, a bus is available at 6 am from Ghoti to Ambevadi.

The way from Mumbai to Alang Fort

Mumbai to Alang by Bus

From Mumbai there are ST (State Transport) buses or trains available to Igatpuri. Distance between Mumbai to Igatpuri are 121 km. Then go to Ambevadi by the Igatpuri – Ghoti -Pimpalner route. From Ghoti to Ambevadi buses are available. Ghoti to Ambevadi is around 32 km, a bus is available at 6 am from Ghoti to Ambevadi.

Mumbai to Alang by Train

From Mumbai there are trains available to Igatpuri. From Mumbai to Igatpuri is around 121 km. Then go to Ambevadi by the Igatpuri – Ghoti -Pimpalner route. From Ghoti to Ambevadi buses are available. Ghoti to Ambevadi is around 32 km, a bus is available at 6 am from Ghoti to Ambevadi.

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Best time to visit:

The best time to trek Alang Madan and Kulang fort are November and February because in the rainy season the route to reach the fort is slippery.

Ravi

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I love history and also like to read about the history of forts in Maharashtra. Graduate from Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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