60 Kms from
. Kolhapur to Gargoti, from Gargoti take the Gadhinglaj road and take a right turn as soon as the ghat finishes. Kolhapur
On the way to Bhudargad fort there comes two small Hamlets and viewing landscapes of these hamlets from the top of the hill is a spell binding experience.
In 12th century King Bhoj built this fort. The most distinct feature of this fort is the vision range in all the four direction.
In 1667 the fort was repaired and put in excellent order by Shivaji. Shortly after, it was captured by the Moghals. About five years later the fort was retaken, and the standard colours of the Moghal general who was killed in the conflict were presented to the
where they are still kept. About the close of the eighteenth century Parsuram Bhau Patvardhan took the fort by bribing the garrison and held it for about ten years when it was retaken by the temple of Bhairav . Kolhapur State
In 1844, were dismantled under the advice of the Bombay Government, stands on a bluff rock thirty-six miles,south of
. It is 2,600 feet from north to south and 2,100 feet from east to west, and is enclosed by a broken stone and mortar wall with two gateways. Kolhapur
In 1844 the garrisons of Bhudargad and Samangad revolted and closed their gates. On the 13th of October, 1844, Bhudargad was taken by British forces and dismantled.
The chief object of interest is the
which is about 3,000 feet square and consists of a stone and cement shrine, a hall, and a northern verandah.This temple remains cool in all the seasons. temple of Bhairav
Lake at Chikotra dam from the fort is a distinct view and even in haze the lake view strikes through.
This "Lemon Pancy " butterfly was a in full mood to cooperate for shooting.