Patta Fort



Patta Fort also known as Vishramgad, is a fort situated between Nasik and Ahmadnagar in Maharashtra. Shivaji Maharaj once visited and rested there. The residents of Patta Killa are known as Pattekar, meaning "residents of Fort Patta". The height of Patta Fort from sea level is approximately 1,392 Meters (4,566 feet).


Patta used to be at the border of the Swarajya. When Shivaji Maharaj arrived after winning Jalnapur, the Mughal army trapped him from three sides. It was because of the skill of Bahirji Naik, head of the detective department that Maharaj, that he was able to reach Patta safely. There is a Rajwada near the site of the fort, but has fallen into disarray and ruin as a result of a lack of care. The construction of Devi Mandir is ongoing near the site of the fort. It is likely to be completed in 2012. Patta Fort also has a shrine of Shri Laxmangiri Maharaj in the caves near the village of Pattawadi. On the day of full moon (Poornima), the disciples of Laxmangiri Maharaj gather at these caves.