Gates of the Fort Walls The first line of defense of the Pavagadh fort was the great wall surrounding it. The walls, and the gates surrounding it, date to the 13th century. The first fortification is entered through the Atak Gate, which has two gateways and catapult structures. The western end has the Budhiya gate, with three gateways. The Machi gate has four successive gates joined by huge battlements; of these the Moti or Sadan Shah gate is the most important, cut through solid rock.