Trek to Kolthigad (Peth) with yuvazhep on 24th July 2011
Type: – Hill Fort
Grade: – Easy
Height: – apprx. 3100 ft.
Base Village: – Peth Village
Near: – Karjat
Peth Fort, also known as Kotligad, is a major attraction of the small village Peth nearby to Karjat. Peth is a conically shaped hill and it offers a panoramic view of the foothills. The fort is at the pinnacle of the mount and it is placed perfectly on the back drop of Matheran ranges and Western Ghats. One can view the Konkan country side from the fort and the beauty of this view is majestic. Peth, also known as ‘Kothaligad’ and because of its shaped some even call it the ‘Thumbs up’ point. It is more commonly known as Peth-gad because of the base village.
This fort, though small in stature, has a vast historical background. It was more of a ‘Defence station’ than a strong fort. Peth was mainly used to store ammunition.
‘Kothaligad’, is situated in Shahapur Taluka, approximately 21Km of Karjat. Even though the fort is small in stature has a vast historical background. Peth have gained importance during Sambhaji’s empire.
The fort is surrounded by other forts like Bhimashankar, Padargad, Rajmachi and Siddhagad. The lower plateau is connected with Wandre Khind on the ghats in the east. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are specialty of the cave. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle.
Cost Of the Trek Is Rs .250/-
– Travelling from Karjat station-peth village- Karjat station
– Breakfast & tea and evening tea and biscuits (locally available)
Train Timings :
|MUMBAI CST TO KARJAT-KHOPOLI
Meeting Point :-
karjat station on 24th July at 7.00 am sharp.
Things To Be carried :-
A bottle of water, (Compulsory)
lunch box (Compulsory)
Extra Pair of clothes (if required)
Medicine those if u require usually
Good trekking shoes.
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