Pune travel Journal Ep. 07 Bahadurgad aka Dharmaveergad with Heritage India is a very informative video. Initially, I had no idea what this place is all about, the temples or the history of the fort.
I first read it online when I searched Bahadurgad to see the location of the fort, I was even more curious because it is so close to Pune and I had never heard of it before. It was equally very sad that I had no idea Bahadurgad aka Dharmaveergad existed.
So, Bahadur Khan named the fort after himself but now the people of Pedgaon have renamed it after Dharmaveer Sambhaji Maharaj as Dharmaveergad. The Heritage trip was very well organized as Heritage India and Mr. Vijay Kelkar are very good at what they do. I would really like to see Heritage India organize an event only for young people or photographers.
Actually, it was better this way, cause there was no one to disturb me while I was shooting video and taking photos. I just can't get enough of the stone carvings! I mean they are so beautiful and detailed. I could have spent my whole day just shooting the Laxmi Narayan temple. I can say easily that it's the favorite over there. Also, it is so well maintained and very well restored that I felt like I went back in time! I had my doubts about visiting such places before but the more I know about the history, the more I learn about it, I feel deeply grateful to have such a rich history and culture. I certainly wish to change it (like any other explorer) but I am loving what it has to present to us. The three temples have been partly restored and I think because of lack of funding the Archeological dept. has stopped excavation at the fort. The fort is easily accessible from the Pune Solapur Highway but the road is under construction, so it's better to go towards Siddhatek and then take a left towards Pedgaon.
The road condition from Siddhatek is much better. I think you can easily find a local guide in the village or at the fort itself. Shiv Durg Pratishthan an NGO from Pune has volunteers stationed at the fort. It's getting harder for them and the locals to work at the fort without any funding. I hope this video will attract more crowds. A local guide is a must because the fort has two very important historical incidents which happened here. If you can find an archeological expert then it's even better.
You can contact Heritage India - http://heritage-india.com/
Mr. Vijay Kelkar here - https://www.facebook.com/viju1787/ for a custom trip to Bahadurgad. I am very happy to see how this series is coming together so far.
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