Patta Fort, or as the locals like to call it, Patta Killa or Vishramgad, is located between Nasik and Ahmadnagar in Maharashtra.
Standing tall at 1,392 metres (4,567 ft) above sea level, Patta Fort is an easy climb with a bit of a rocky trail and green vegetation surrounding it. Plus, the fort has a shrine of Shri Laxmangiri Maharaj in the caves near the village of Pattawadi.
On the day of full moon Poornima, the disciples of Laxmangiri Maharaj gather at these caves. But be warned, there is a Rajwada near the fort that has fallen into disarray and ruin over the years. So, if you’re feeling brave, go ahead and explore it.
The fort, is located towards the eastern side of the Kalsubai Peak range and is famous for more than just Shivaji Maharaj’s visit. The fort has an Ambarkhana and a Darukhana, which was a storage place for weapons and other war equipment, a Buruj on the north side, a Tatbandi on the south side, a Pattai Devi temple, and a Trymbak Darwaja. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the historic cannon at the base village of Pattewadi.
But wait, there’s more! The forest department, with the help of the village, has developed pathways, steps, and a gazebo on the fort. And if you’re into windmills, there are many on the way to Pattewadi. So, if you’re looking for a fun, easy climb with a little bit of history and some stunning views, Patta Fort is definitely worth a visit.