Lohagad fort, also known as the iron fort, is the main attraction in Lohagad. From Satavahnas to Mughals to Marathas, the hill fort was occupied by several dynasties at different time periods. The fort was used by Shivaji Maharaj for keeping his treasury. Later Nana Phadnavis from the Peshwa era built several structures like a step well and a tank in the fort and used it for living. The government has declared the fort a protected monument recently.
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Lohagad fort’s four large gates are still intact and in good condition, but the main attraction is the fortified spur, called Vinchukata, which means scorpion’s sting in Marathi as it resembles the shape of scorpion’s tail. The fort is a must visit during monsoon. It offers pleasant, simple and very picturesque trek.
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