Vishalgad Fort


Major HH Raja Bahadur Shrimant Malojirao Mudhojirao Nanasaheb Naik Nimbalkar IV was the last Ruler of Phaltan.

Which fort was renamed as Vishalgad?

Khelna fort
Shivaji Maharaj renamed Khelna as Vishalgad. Khelna fort was captured from Adilshahi.

Where is Vishalgad situated?

Kolhapur district
Kolhapur district, Maharashtra, India
One of the few surviving structures on Vishalgad
Coordinates 16.906419°N 73.741683°E
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What is Vishalgad famous for?

Vishalgad, a fort in Shahuwadi tehsil of Kolhapur district is also called ‘Khelna’ by locals. The fort is popular for the battle fought between the Maratha sardar Baji Prabhu and Siddi Masud of Bijapur Sultanate while King Shivaji reached the fort safely passing through steep slopes and dense forest.

What happened after Shivaji Maharaj reached Vishalgad?

Maharaj reached Vishalgad safely. While Shivaji Maharaj was trapped at Panhala, the Mughal army invaded the Swaraj. Shivaji Maharaj realized that it would not be prudent to fight two enemies at the same time. Therefore Shivaji Maharaj entered into a treaty with the Adilshah.

Who blocked army at Vishalgad?

Bajiprabhu Deshpande
Bajiprabhu Deshpande blocked the advances of the enemy on the way to Vishalgad. Battle of Pavankhind was a rearguard last stand that took place on 13 July 1660 in the vicinity of fort Vishalgad.

Who built Vishalgad?

Shilahara king Marsinh
According to history, Vishalgad Fort was built in the year 1058 by Shilahara king Marsinh and was initially known as Khilgil. In 1209, the then king of Seuna Yadavas of Devagiri defeated Shilaharas and captured the fort.

What was the original name of Vishalgad?

Vishalgad Fort was built in 1058 A.C. by the Shilahara ruler Marsinh. Initially it was known as Khilgil fort.

How long is Amba Ghat?

8 km
Amba Ghat(8 km). Pawankhind(1 km). Panhala(84 km). Ambeshwar Temple(4 km).

How many forts are there in Kolhapur?

Travelers are voting Panhala Fort, Prachitgad Fort and Teen Darwaza as the best of 4 forts in Kolhapur. There are 2 forts in Sangli a city just 48 km from Kolhapur and 3 forts in Karad which is 73 km distant. The most popular of these are Prachitgad Fort in Sangli and Pratapgarh Fort in Karad.


In the meanwhile, Shivaji Maharaj left the fort using another challenging route. The palanquin in which Shiva Kashid sat and left from Panhalgad was captured by Siddi’s army and he was killed. Due to the sacrifice by Shiva Kashid, Shivaji Maharaj could escape from Panhalgad.


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