Monday, September 12, 2011

THE PLACES WORTH VISITING IN AND AROUND MANDANGAD

kanchan athalye | Monday, September 12, 2011 | Best Blogger Tips
MANDANGAD FORT
The Mandangad Fort Or Chitradurga Fort Is About 2 Km From Mandangad Town. This Fort Was Captured By Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj In The Battle With Aadilshaha. There Is A 400 Years Old & 8.4 Feet Long Tof (Cannon Or Great Gun Or Artillery) On The Fort. The Fort Constitutes A Ganapati Temple And A Tank. The Tank Is Called As Thorla Talav.



VELAS
The Coastal Place Velas Is At The Distance Of About 36 Km From Mandangad. The Unique Turtle Festival Is Celebrated Here. The Festival Is Aimed At Conservation Of Marine Turtles. Velas Is Also The Birth Place Of Nana Phadanvis Alias Balaji Janardan Bhanu, Who Was The Influential Personality In The History Of Maratha Empire. Nana Phadanvis House And Mahalaxmi Temple Are The Main Attractions In Velas. Gokulashtami Festival Is The Important Event For Velas People.

BANKOT OR HIMMATGAD FORT
It Is Also Called As Victoria Fort. The River Savitri Approaches The Sea At Bankot. Bankot’s Importance Is Also Associated With The Holy Place Harihareshwar In Neighboring Raigad District.


KELSHI BEACH
Kelshi Is A Small Village In Neighbouring Dapoli Taluka. Along The Mahalakshmi Temple, Kelshi Has Got A Scenic And Unfamiliar Beach, Which Is A Very Calm And Quiet Place. Another Place Worth Visiting Here Is Uttambar.




PANDERI
Is The Important Irrigation Project On The Savitri River In Mandangad Taluka. Apart From The Agricultural Importance Of The Dam, Of Late, Panderi Has Become A Picnic Spot.

AMBAVADE
Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar, The Chief Architect Of The Indian Constitution Was Born In Ambavade Village, Which Is About 20 Km From Mandangad. There Is A Monument In This Village In Commemoration Of Dr.Ambedkar.

PALGAD
This Is The Place Where The Great Marathi Author, Freedom Fighter And Social Activist Pandurang Sadashiv Sane, Affectionately Known As Sane Guruji Was Born. His Famous Work In Marathi Literature Includes Shyamchi Aai (Shyam's Mother) & Dhadapadanari Mule (Struggling Children).

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1 comments:

Rahul said...

chitradurga fort is superb and certainly a must visit destination...

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