Mandangad (or Mandangadh or Mandangarh) is the headquarters of Mandangad taluka the northmost taluka in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, India.
As Mandangad is located on a higher level than the sea, the weather is not that humid. The winters are really very cold.
Overlooking the small town of Mandangad is a two-peaked hill fort also known by the same name i.e. Mandangad (also called Chitradurga fort). Mandangad fort doesn’t find much of a mention in history books. In fact, it is one of the very old forts in the region with data suggesting that Mandangad was built in the 12th century during the reign of the Shilahara dynasty. It was built by King Bhoja II. In 1661 it was under an Adilshahi Sardar(Knight) Jaswantrao Dalvi, the person who besieged Vishalgad during Shivaji Maharaj’s daring escape from Panhalgad.
Mandangad is a junction where all the ST buses coming from Mumbai/ Thane/ Pune etc. and going to Kolhapur, Miraj, Khed, Dapoli, Bankot, Palekond, Kelshi, Mhapral, Mahad Velas etc. halt.