Location: Sudhagad Pali
Sudhagad / Bhorapgad is a hill fort situated in Maharashtra, India. It lies about 53 kilometers (33 mi) west of Pune, 26 kilometers (16 mi) south of Lonavla and 11 kilometers (6.8 mi) east of Pali in Raigad District. The summit is 620 meters (2,030 ft) above sea level. Recently the entire area around the fort is declared as Sudhagad Wildlife Sanctuary.
It is Hot in summer. Sudhagad summer highest day temperature is in between 32 °C to 39 ° C.
Average temperatures of January is 24 °C , February is 26 °C , March is 28 °C , April is 30 °C , May is 32 °C .
The origin of this fort is said to date back to the 2nd century B.C the same age as the Thanale Caves and Khadsamble caves nearby. It was then called Bhrorapgad (after its presiding deity, Bhoraidevi). In 1436, it was captured by the Bahamani Sultan. In 1657, the Marathas took over and renamed it “Sudhagad”(the sweet one). It was a large fort and Sudhagad was considered by Shivaji as the capital of his kingdom. He surveyed it but instead chose Raigad because of its central location.
In the regime of the Peshwas, the ‘Pantsachivas’ of Bhor became the custodians of this fort. After the annexation of princely states in 1950, the fort became patronless. As a result, the fort is in a state of ruins, even though it escaped the wrath of the British.