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Baglan is a taluka (tehsil) in Nashik District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Sometimes Baglan Taluka is unofficially referred to as Satana, because of that city’s dominance within the taluka.
While now a backwater, Baglan was once the site of the Baglan Kingdom, the Rathore kingdom that existed from 1308 to 1619. The native people in the area were the Bhils and the Konkanas.
Later on, during the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale of the Maratha Empire, Baglan was a territory of major importance because of its proximity to the then flourishing and rich Mughal market city of Surat. Maratha’s were aware of this and used it to their advantage by capturing the area from Mughals and later on mounting a loot on Surat thrice. There are two main hill ranges in Baglan area the Selbari range is south of the Dolbari hill range. These two ranges run parallel to each other in east-west direction. Nhavigad, Tambolya hill, and mangi-Tungi are located on Dolbari hill range. The Salher, Salota, Hargad, Mulher, and Mora forts are located on the Selbari range. All these forts were maintained to keep watch on the Burhanpur-Surat ancient commercial road. The road passes between the two hill ranges. The forts of Salher and Mulher in Baglan Tehsil were used as halting and storage points during Maratha’s march back to home after looting Surat. Beside this forts, Marathas were staying and used to store thing on the small fort of Pisol ghat, near Nandin village, which is at end of Nashik district. The battle of Salher which is a milestone in the history of Maratha was fought here. the forts in this region are among the highest forts in Maharashtra. The forts are tough and demand high endurance from the trekkers.

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