Saturday, August 27, 2011

Madha Fort

Marathwada Circuit- 1200 Kms, 7 forts, 2 Caves
Day 1: Pune-Madha-Paranda-Tuljapur (360 Kms)
Day 2: Dharshiv Caves
Day 3: Tuljapur-Ausa-Kharosa-Udgir-Nanded (280 Kms)
Day 4: Nanded-Kandhar-Dharur-Kunthaligiri (290 Kms)
Day 5: Kunthaligiri-Kharda-Bhadurgad AKA Dharmaveergad-Pune (265 Kms)



Type: Land Fort
Base Village: Madha
Where:201 KMs from Pune
Route: Pune-Tembhurni-Kurduwadi-Madha
Time visited: August 2011
Time to see around: ?
How to visit: Take a left turn from Tembhurni off Pune-Solapur highway towards Kurduwadi. From Kurduwadi take a diversion off ‘Kurduwadi-Latur’ toll road after toll naka. The road goes straight to Madha which is about 15 Kms from Kuruduwadi.
My Meter reading from Pune: 215








We reached the fort early at 9.30 AM. The road was in excellent condition all the way to Madha. I was excited to see fortification in pretty well condition. After I parked the car and asked the directions to local for the main entrance (which is complete traverse as you enter the village) he told us there’s nothing inside not to visiting the fort!
I insisted and I repented my decision few minutes later. The area around entrance was extremely filthy and such was strong stench that we had to return back to car unable to traverse through the muck to the entrance!   It was an unfortunate to see such a pathetic condition of entrance to the fort.
After the unpleasant venture I continued the journey with faint hopes to our next destination- Paranda.






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