Naneghat was probably the most prominant trade route in Satvahana Era. It was used to transport the goods and people from Thane Creek to Satavahana's then Capital city of Pratishthan (Paithan). Satavahanas spent a lot to build this ghat route and it's importance can be proved by the presence of forts on this route named, Jivdhan, Hadsar, Chavand, Nimgiri, Shivneri & numerous rock carved caves in the region.
Jivdhan is certainly the most important fort in this chain as it it built exactly next to the trade route which connects the Konkan and the Mainland of Maharashtra. This 3000 ft high Fort has seen some significant incidents in History & the highlight was when Nizam's Child named Murtija was imprisoned here. Shahaji Raje Bhosale set him free from the Adilshah's custody and moved him to Pemgiri fort near Sangamner from where Shahaji raje started to rule the region under the Name of Murtija. The Fort had been with Mughals for long time. Another highlight from the History was when the British took over this fort and blasted the rock carved staircase to the top of the fort in 1820 & made this a difficult fort, even more difficult to hike up.
The Rock carved path leading to the top, The Gate carved through rock which is hidden and can't be seen from outside, Numerous water cisterns, the huge Granary with 4-5 chambers inside, the beautiful rock carved sculpture of Elephants inside, a demolished temple of the Goddess of the Fort, a Pinnacle standing nest to the fort, amazing views of the surroundings make the visit worth. and you should visit this fort at least once in life.
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