Ahivantgad

At a Glance
TrekAhivantgad
Alias
TypeHill Fort
DistrictNashik
Height above mean sea level4030 ft (1230 m)
Base VillageDaregoan
Minimum Duration2 days
RegionSatmala
Transport

Kalyan to Nashik (road/rail, ~ 130 km)- Daregaon (road, 40 km)

Time to reach the topAbout 2 hrs from Daregoan
Water AvailabilityPotable water isn’t available on the top (at least in winter and summer)
Best season to visitNovember to February
Sights to visitA lake, Hanuman idol, Cave at the edge, few dry water cisterns on the pinnacle attached to the main fort
Difficulty RatingSimple
ShelterCave
 Location

On the north of Saptashringi and to the west of Dhodap fort, is situated this fort with a big plateau. Not very frequently visited by trekker’s, this fort has seen many battles in the history.
Precaution
Lake and Hanuman idol 1. Locating a cave could be difficult on a big plateau and hence it’s advisable to hire a guide from base village.
2. Potable water isn’t available at the top, at least in the summer and winter. Lake seen in the snap, doesn’t hold potable water. Hence carry ample water from base village itself.
Sight Seeing
Spacious cave
1. Though the top doesn’t have too many remnants, a cave at the edge is wonderfully situated. A stay in such a cave should be a great experiance.

2. Saptashringi temple hill is very close to Ahivant fort. Fort Achala also is close to it.

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