Hargad fort is located in the Baglan area of Nashik district.
The Baglan region is home to two chief mountain ranges, the Selbari and Dolbari, which run parallel to each other in an east-west orientation. Hargad and other forts in the region were built to keep a watchful eye on Surat Burhanpur’s ancient trade road, which passed between these two ranges. Talk about a strategic location!
Hargad Fort may be smaller in size, but it packs a punch in terms of history and architecture. You can still see remnants of the fortification walls, residential structures, and a couple of water cisterns on the top. You can also see a temple dedicated to goddess Kapaar Bhavani. Just be warned, the water in these tanks is not potable, so make sure you bring enough water to quench your thirst.
But wait, there’s more! From the top of Hargad Fort, you can also catch a glimpse of other nearby forts, including Mulher fort, Moragad, and Salher. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, why not take a two to three-day trek to complete the Five Forts Salher, Mulher, Hargad, Salota, and Morgad? Talk about a trek-tastic experience!