Mandangad Fort is a well known fortification situated around 2km from Mandangad town of in the locale of Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. It is otherwise called 'Chitradurga Fort'. After a contention with Adil Shah, the fortification was involved by Maratha Emperor Chatrapati Shivaji. The historical backdrop of this fortress is especially theoretical and cloud.
The significant fascination of the fortress is a 400-year-old gun, a Ganapati Temple and a lake called Thorla Taalab Big Lake. The post is less investigated by voyagers and typically went by trekkers from Pune and Mumbai. The visit to the fortress takes not over 3 hours from Mandangad town. The hillock is thickly forested and a mud trail twists up the fortress. From the southern end bastion, one can locate the slope post of Palgad remaining inverse to Mandangad.
Mandangad Fort initially included 3 distinctive protective structures, to be specific Jamba towards the north, Parkot in the inside and Mandangad appropriate in the south. At introduce, the water supply at Jamba has turned out to be dry. Despite the fact that they are accepted be substantially more established, nearby legend ascribes Mandangad to Shivaji, Parkot to Habshi of the Siddhis and Jamba to Kanhoji Angre additionally called Angria. All the 3 forts were captured in 1818 by the powers of the British East India Company under the initiative of Colonel Kennedy.