Chandgad – a tourist place
Chandgad, just 15 kms away from Belagavi is know for its various tourist spots. While exiting from West Maharastra one can find ‘Mini-Konkan’ words encrypted on the entrance door of Kokan, due its nature beauty. Covered with dense lush green forest here you can see large number of cashew nut tree plantation. Here climate is cool and fantastic like Mahabaleshwar, so it is called as “Prati Mahabaleshwar”.”swapnwel point” and “Kille Pargad” is the famous tourist spot in chandgad.
Places of interest
Jagrut Devastan Shree Dev Ravalnath temple is located here. Ravalnath is a very popular Shaivite deity in west coastal region of India, figuring predominantly Adure (Sateari) Goa, the Sindhudurg district and some areas of Kolhapur district specially Chandgad and Ajra taluka of Maharashtra and some areas of Karnataka. Kowad is the birthplace of Padmashri Swamikar Ranjit Desai, is village in east part based on the bank of Tamrparni River. Halkarni is the major town here. Sakhar Ganpati is very famous here. Daulat sugar factory is located at Halkarni. At “Tilarinagar” there is one popular electricity generation plant which provides power to the Goa.
This is tahshil of fort Like Pargad in west, Chandgad was earth fort (Bhooi Killa), Kalanandigadh in center, Mahipalgadh in East. Tilari Dam, Swapnavel Point. The famous hill station which has maximum rainfall in Maharashtra named as Amboli is very close to Chandgad. Jangamhatti and Ghataprabha dam which is built near Kanur Khurd village on Ghataprabha river are the bigger dams of here. Mateshwar temple [Hera]is very close to Chandgad this temple is famous for God Mateshwar. Mateshwara Festival is there in the night (Amavasya) before “Gudi Padava”(Marathi New Year).