Chandgad is a town and Tehsil headquarters in Gadhinglaj, which is a subdivision of Kolhapur district that is in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Jagrut Devastan Sri Ravalnath temple is located here.
This part of Maharashtra has very Good Summer with temperature rising of a maximum of 35-36 degree Celsius and the Rainfall here is seasonal, but heavy and is above 3000 mm. in a year. Since the city is located on the Western Ghat, it has a pleasant climate, with temperatures in the range of 360C to 290C during summer and 210C to 140C during winter. The rainy season witnesses heavy rains by the South-West Monsoon.
There are famous fort in Chandgad, out of them “killa Pargad ” is importantly used by “Maratha’s to resist the attack of Portuguese from Goa; Sardar of this fort was “rayaba malusare”,”GAIKWAD, PEDNEKAR, gharane”, Sawant etc. . “kille Kalanandigad” is protected by Gaikwad families of Halkarni. There is a substantial amount of Chardo families in this area as they had migrated due to the persecution of the Portuguese in Goa. They amount to almost half the population. Chandgad was formerly a part of Belagavi District. But during the reorganization of Maharashtra state, the entire taluka was merged into Kolhapur District.
Chandgad is connected to its district headquarters city Kolhapur 112 km away through Chandgad-Kolhapur road via Gadhinglaj. Chandgad is connected to Belgaum and vengurla via State Highway 121. Belagavi is on National Highway-4 (connecting Maharashtra [Now part of the Golden Quadrilateral], Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu) and 4A (connecting Karnataka and Goa). For Public Transportation, MSRTC and KSRTC buses are available. Chandgad is well connected to Sawantwadi through State Highway 121, which connects to Mumbai-Goa National Highway-17 Ajara 15 km.