The Gawilgadh or Gawilghur or Gavilgarh Fort is one of the most seasoned Maratha fortresses of Maharashtra. The starting point of the post is obscure and legends say that the stronghold was an old building made of mud, worked by some Gawali ruler in the twelfth century. As indicated by Persian student of history Firishta, this building was changed over into a post with real stronghold by Ahmed Shah Wali in 1425. Ahmed Shah Wali was the ninth lord of the Muzaffarid administration. This stronghold had seen numerous rulers beginning from the Mughal rulers to the Marathas lastly offering route to the British run in 1858.