Hazrat Haji Malang Sha Sarkar. (also called Baba Malang) is a hill fort located in Raigad District, Maharashtra. It has an elevation of 789 m above sea level. The next higher level is called the Sone Machi as it is the lower part of the fort. This is a projection of rock with is 70 feet broad and 100 feet long. It is shaped like an elephant trunk. It has a parapet wall with bastions on two sides but there are no machicolations to fire at the an invading army.This hill lock is three levels of structures :
The highest level is the Citadel which is 200 yards long and 70 yards broad. This is the summit of the hill and has no fortifications. The water supply is from five cisterns at the top of the hill with a copper pipe to carry water to the lower levels.
Haji Malang is different from other forts in Maharashtra. Whereas other forts have several gates and multiple watchtowers,art of the main gate itself. With a wall with no machicolations to fire at the enemy and no fortifications,Haji Malang is one of the few forts to depend completely on natural aspects of the hill to defend itself.
Haji Malang. His is the oldest name associated with Haji Malang and he is said to have improved access to the hill by means of an iron bridge.
Location: Mumbai, India - taloja