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Kavnai fort

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Type  Hill fort
Condition  Ruins
Owner  Government of India
Open to the public  Yes
Materials  Stone

Address  Kawanai, Maharashtra 422402
Hours  Open today ยท Open 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hoursSunday(Holi)Open 24 hoursHours might differMonday(Holi)Open 24 hoursHours might differTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hours
Similar  Madangad Fort, Ramsej, Anjaneri, Ghosale gad, Ratangad

KavnaiThis fort is located on a hill near village Kavanai, in Igatpuri Taluka of Nashik district, India. The Kavanai village is well connected by road to Igatpuri. Igatpuri is 18 km from Kawanai.Village kavanai is a religious place where Saint Dnyaneshwar rested for few days. The religious place Kapilatirth is located near the kavnai village. The fort is located on a small hillock, north of the village.


Kavnai fort trek


It is said that the fort was built by Moghuls. It was ceded to Peshvas by Nizam under the terms of the treaty held after the Battle of Udgir (1760).This fort along with Tringalwadi and fifteen other forts were captured by British army under leadership of Col. Briggs.

How to reach

The ascend to the fort is very easy along a ridge which stars from the village kavanai. There is only one gate to the fort. The final ascend to the fort is vertical with poor rock-cut steps. The villagers have secured the approach by fixing an iron ladder. It takes about an hour to reach the top of the fort.

Places to see

The main gate and a small pond on the fort are the only remaining structures on the fort.

Night stay

A sadhu lives in a small hut on the fort, who can provide his hut for night halt. It is better to stay at Kapilatirth in base village of Kawanai.


Kavnai fort Wikipedia

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