Songadh Fort
Part of Gujarat
Songadh, Gujarat, India
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Songadh Fort
Site information
Controlled byGovernment of Gujarat
Site history
Built byMaratha Empire
MaterialsGranite Stones and lime mortar

Songadh fort is a 16th-century fort in Songadh town of Tapi district, Gujarat, India.[1] The fort gots its name from the Gujarati language terms son (gold) and gadh (fort). It is located near the Tapi River Ukai Dam at an elevation of 112 meters above sea level.[1]


Songadh fort history
Songadh fort history

It was built by Pillaji Rao Gaekwad between 1721[2] to 1766. It is built on top of the high hill as a vantage point to keep an eye on enemies.[1]


Evidence of the influence of both Mughals and Marathas can be seen in the architecture of this fort.[1]


It can be reached by approaching Songadh town on National Highway-6.[1]

Tourist attraction

The fort is developed as a tourist attraction by the Songadh local authority and the district authorities.[1] A lake was created and a dam was constructed as a part of developing the tourist spot.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Songadh Fort to become a tourist destination - Times of India".
  2. ^ "Songadh History by Ehowportal".