Kohoj Fort Information

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohoj

http://mountaintamers.blogspot.in/2014/06/trek-to-kohoj-fort.html

Kohoj fort lies off the Manor-Wada highway, one of the road joining NH8

google directions to kohoj

Kohoj Fort Height : 3200 feet
Type : Hill forts Fort Range : Palghar
District : Thane Grade : Medium

Kohoj, Western Ghats, Sahyadri, Adventure, Trekking

कोहोजगड (Kohoj) किल्ल्याची ऊंची : 3200
किल्ल्याचा प्रकार : गिरीदुर्ग डोंगररांग: पालघर
जिल्हा : ठाणे श्रेणी : मध्यम

Kohoj, Sahyadri,Shivaji,Trekking,Marathi,Maharastra

Kille Kohoj – Kohoj :: Map

 

Today we visited fort Kohoj via Waghote ahead of Mastan naka on Palghar-Wada highway. The way is just toward the right after crossing the Waghote toll naka. The first beautiful thing is the heart-shaped lake at the base. We could easily park our bikes at this place. Though it was somewhat hectic initially due to scorching sunny day, it became quite enjoyable once we headed toward the maachi after the pass where the route from the village Nane meets as it offers much needed shade due to the jungle. Shortly we came across a dilapidated gate and after about 15 minutes walk we had entered the maachi. The citadel (balkilla) having fortifications remains to the right. It took us about 2.5 hrs to reach the maachi from the spot where we had parked our bikes near the lake. Firstly, we visited the Kusumeshwar Mahadev temple having two Shiv-Lings followed by a complex of six water tanks (not potable). We came back to see a beautiful Vyaal carving just behind the Mahadev temple along with two dried water cisterns beside the same. Thereafter, we started climbing the citadel through the woods and soon came across a small bastion bearing Hanuman carving. There are three pole bearing water cisterns – the first two are not potable but the third one is real oasis. We filled up our water bottles and started climbing the steps to reach the second beautiful thing of this fort – its magnificent bastion comprising broken gate. The citadel offers the the third beautiful thing in the form of a human-look-alike rock structure. It’s simply fabulous if one looks at it from the southern end. Here we finished our sight-seeing, again replenished our water supply and had the most satisfactory lunch in the shade at the base of the citadel. We could descend the fort safely within 1.5 hrs and resumed our bike journey at 5.30 pm toward Virar. The trek was awesome even in this season – thanks to the chilled and clean waters of the third water tank of the citadel. In all, a great day – celebrating Holi in a usual way that is visiting fort and enjoying time with friends!…:)