Patta Fort, or Patta Killa also known as Vishramgad, is a fort situated between Nassik, and Namadngnar in Maharashtra.
Shivaji Maharaji once visited and rested there. The residents of Patta Killa, are known as Pattekan; meaning residents of Fort Patta.
The height of Patta Fort from sea level is approximately 1,392 meters or 4,566 feet.
History: The fort was in the Bahamanai Empire. In 1490 when Bahamanai Empire was torn in pieces, this fort was captured by the Nizam of Ahmednagar. In 1671, this fort was won by the Moghuls again in 1675; Maharaj the fort was then captured again by Moropant Pingale. Patta used to be at the border of the Swarajaya. Shivaji Maharaj arrived in 1679 after winning Jalnapur. Jalnapur, the Mughal army trapped him from the sides. It was because of the skill of the Bahiriji Naik, head of the detective department that Maharaj was able to reach Patta safely.
On 11 January, 1688, the fort was captured by the moghul Army headed by Matabarkhan. He appointed Govindsingh of Bhagur a the chief of the fort. This fort was captured by Peshwas. In 1818 this fort was won by the British.
Places To See: This fort is very easy to climb. There is a Rajwada near the site of the fort, but it has fallen into disrepair, as a lack of care.The Patti Devi Mandir is constructed by the villagers on the fort. The Trymbak Darwaja is also in good condition. Patta Fort also has a shrine of Shri Laxmangiri.Majaraj in the caves near the village of Pattawadi. On the day of full moon(Poomima), the disciple of Laxmangiri Maharaj gather at these caves.
The Ambarkhana is a big hall, newly reconstructed.It can accommodate nearly 200 visitors. There is a rock cut cistern near Ambarkhana. The forest department, with the help of the villagers has developed the pathways, steps and gazebo on the fort. There are many windmills on the way to Pattawdi constructed by Enercon to produce power to the area.
This post was written Sudarshan Hire, and the video was shot by him. The lush green landscapes and natural beauty of this ancient land, is enticing to nature lovers, and seekers of out-of-the-way destinations, where the land is still revered and largely undeveloped. There is abundant wildlife to enjoy, and observe in its natural habitat.
There are mountains, rock cliffs, lush plant life and vegetation that abound throughout the region. There are small streams and lakes that you can observe from atop the mountain, as well as small villages. A mist hangs over the mountain and in the valleys. Sightseeing is not strenuous or to rough on foot. There are roads for access, trails and stairways to climb to see the fort and other shrines. There are many rich and colorful reminders of the past glories, set against the backdrop of greenery.
Maharashtra, is located in the western part of India. There are many other attractions and interesting destinations throughout the region. The area is rich in history, and diverse.
It’s capital city is Mumbai. Maharastra has a monsoon climate with hot, rainy and cold seasons.The population consists of a diversity of regional ethnicities and faiths.
Many thanks to Sudarshan Hire.