Durg Nahva Fort

Location Type

Hill Fort
Best season

Distance from nashik

124 K.M.
Trekking facts

Towards the West from Vadkhel
Time To Climb :
1 hour 30 mins/ half day trek
Difficulty Level:
Water Availability:
Not available
Carry Along:
No special equipments
Available at Bhilwadi and Vadkhel
How to reach

NASHIK to Durg Nahva Fort
Reach By Car:
Convenient by car. Rent a car and sharing vehicles available from Taharabad.
Reach By Bus:
Buses available from Nashik till Taharabad, from there available up to Bhilwad.
Reach By Train:
Trains available up to Nashik Road.
By Boat:
No boat route.
Facilities available
Medical aid
Near By Places
Petrol Pump

Location Details

In January, 1680, Shivaji Maharaj himself wrote a letter to Vyankoji Maharaj which said that he had captured the Ahivant and Nhava forts from the Baglaan range. These were difficult to conquer but still they are under the Swarajya now. He also got some cash property along with it. Shivaji Maharaj had himself won this fort so its importance grew more than other forts. There was a Leader named Dhanaji who was a Nhavi by caste. Due to his prolonged support and achievements, this fort was named Nhavigad or Nahavagad.
User Experience

The Western Ghats in Maharashtra start from Baglan range. This mountain range is situated to the North of Nashik district, near the border of Nashik district in Maharashtra and Dang district in Gujarat. There are 2 distinct mountain chains called Selbari and Dolbari. Dolbaari comprises of Salher, Mulher, Mora, Hargad and Salota forts, whereas Selbari comprises Mangi-Tungi and Nhavigad. Nhavigad is also called Rantangad. On the way to the top, we can find water tanks and a temple. The steps are still there, but the entrance has been completely destroyed. The fort has a narrow apex, almost like a pinnacle. To reach to the topmost part, vertical climbing is needed. It takes around half an hour to see the fort. There are 3-4 tanks on the fort and remnants of some houses.

Do Not Miss

• East side small buruj, steps carved from stone, entrance door. • Historical remains of wada (bad condition). • 8 water tanks on top but water not potable for drinking . • Roofless Shiv Temple at the center of the fort. • East side view of Tambolya hill and Mangi –Tungi. • South side view of Mulher, Moragad and Hargad forts. • South-West view of Salher and Salota forts. • Haranbari Dam on West side.

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Bhushan Joshi

Excellent information. But when I clicked on location it is showing near Ratangad fort.
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