Ghangad Fort, Lonavala | Trekking in Sahyadris | Part 2

Ghangad Fort –

Ghangad fort is located in Lonavala region, on the western side of the Mulshi river which is in Pune District. This region is also called the Korbarase Maval. This fort is very small. It is surrounded by other forts like Korigad, Telbaila and Sudhagad and yet it is quite separate from the others. There are couple of rock caves at the entrance of the fort. The fort is still being restored.

There is very less information about history of this fort. Ekole is the base village of the fort. The height of this fort is around 2500 feet.
This fort was actually used as prison by Peshwa. It was originally occupied by Koli Samant and then was later annexed by Adil Shah and then later on with the Marathas.

Best time to Visit – September to April

Feature-
Bastian, Fortification, Water cisterns, Goddess Garjai.

Water and Food –
Water is available on the Fort, however not good for drinking.
Local Food can be arranged at the base village.

Stay / Accommodation – You can stay in caves or can camp out.

Places around –
Tung Fort
Korigad Fort
Pawna dam
Lohagad & Visapur Fort
Bhaja Caves
Karla Caves
Tikona Fort
Rajmachi
Ghoradeshwar Caves.

Approximate Distance from Pune –
Approx. 90 Kms [ Pune- Pirangut – Mulshi – Tamhini – Bhamburde- Ekole(Base village) ]

Approximate Distance from Mumbai –
Approx. 125 Kms [ Mumbai – Lonavala – Ekole(Base village)

Things to carry :
http://www.runcycletrek.com/hiking-trekking/what-to-carry-on-a-two-or-more-days-hike/
http://www.runcycletrek.com/hiking-trekking/what-to-carry-on-a-one-day-hike/

Music:
Ice Flow by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200088
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

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