Sahyadri Fort trekking Information by deepabhi

Forts

Base Village

Mode of Transport to the base village

Best season to visit

Duration of Trek

Ahivantgad

Daregaon

By train

Nov to feb

2 days

Bhimashankar

Khandas

By local train to Karjat

then by ST bus to Khandas

Monsoon and Winter

2 Days

Bhivgad

Vadap

By local train to Karjat

then by ST Vadap

Anytime

1 day

Bitangad

Maidara

Reach Igatpuri by train or vehicle. From Igatpuri reach village Taked and then village Maidara

Nov to March

1 day

Chavand

Chavand

Kalyan to Junnar (road, ~ 125 km) – Chavand (17 km)

October to March

2 Days

Dhak Bahiri

Sandshi

By local train upto Karjat then by ST bus to Sandshi

Winter

1 or 2 Days

Dhodap

Hatti

By train / road reach Nashik and then to Hatti by vehicle

Anytime

2 days

Gorakhgad

Dehari

Kalyan to Murbad by bus, Murbad to Dehari by bus

Any time

1 Day

Hadsar

Hadsar

Kalyan to Junnar (road, ~ 125 km) – Hadsar (road, 16 km)

Any time except summer

2 Days

Harishchandragad

Khireshwar

Kalyan to Khubi Phata by bus and then Khubi Phata to Khireshwar (4 km) walk

Any Time

2 Days

Jivdhan

Ghatghar

Kalyan to Junnar to Ghatghar OR Kalyan – Vaishakhare – Naneghat – Ghatghar

Oct to Feb

2 days

Kalsubai

Bari

By train till Igatpuri and then by a bus to Bari

Winter

1 Day

Karnala

By ST reach Panvel and then Karnala base by ST

Anytime

1 day

Korigad

Peth-Shahpur/Ambivali

Reach Lonavala by train or S.T. Then by a local vehicle (Jeep/tempo) reach the village Shahpur (~25 km).

Any Time

1 Day

Kothligad

Ambivali

Get down at Karjat by train. From Karjat catch a bus (1 st bus at ~ 8.15 am) for Ambivali (~ 25 km). From Ambivali a trek of about a 1 ½ hrs will take you to village Peth, from which a ½ hr trek will take you to the top

October to May

1 Day

Kulanggad

Kulangwadi

Reach Igatpuri by train or vehicle. From Igatpuri reach village “Bhavli” by bus or vehicle (1st bus from Igatpuri is at ~ 8.30 am). Walk for about 2 hours till Kurung wadi.

November to February

2 Days

Lohgad

Malawali

Reach Lonawala by train/vehicle and then Malawali (the next station towards Pune). From Malawali, 2-3 km walk will take you to the base of the fort.

Any Time

2 Days

Mahipatgad

Dahivali

By train/ road to Khed and to Dahivali by ST

Nov to Feb

2 days

Mahuli

Asangaon

By train get down at Asangaon. From Asangaon base (temple) is at a distance of about 4 km

October to February

1 Day

Makarandgad

Hatlot

By road to Mahad – Poladpur – Hatlot

Nov to Feb

2 days

Manikgad

Vadgaon

Reach Karjat by Local train.From Karjat take a direct bus to Vadgaon(frequency is less), or take a bus to Chowk and then take a six seater to Vadgaon

Any Time

1 Day

Matheran

Neral

Kalyan to Neral by train, Neral to Matheran by vehicle/train/walk

Any Time

1 Day

Mulher

Mulher

Kalyan to Nashik (road/rail, ~ 130 km) – Satana (road, 73 km) – Taharabad (road, 23 km) – Mulher (road, 10 km)

Any Time

2 Days

Naneghat

Vaishakhare

Kalyan to Murbad by bus, Murbad to Tokavade by bus, Tokavade to Vaishakhare by bus (one can also get the bus from Murbad to Vaishakhare).

Any Time

1 Day

Pratapgad

By road to Mahad – Poladpur – Pratapgad

Anytime

2 days

Purandar

Narayanpur

By raod / train to Pune, then to Narayanpur by road

Nov to Feb

2 days

Raigad

Pachad

Reach Mahad, a taluka place in Raigad district, by road. From Mahad, catch either bus or rickshaw to reach base village Pachad(24 K.m.)

Any Time

2 Days

Rajgad

Vajeghar / Pali

Kalyan to Pune road/rail, Pune to Vajeghar/Pali by bus.

Any Time

2 Days

Rajmachi

Kondivde

Kalyan to Karjat by road/rail, Karjat to Khandpe by bus (~ 15 km) , Khandpe to Kondivade walk (~ 15 mins) OR Karjat to Kondavane (by rickshaw)

Any Time

1 Day

Rasalgad

Nimani

By train/ road to Khed and to Nimani by ST

Anytime

2 days

Ratangad

Ratanwadi

By train/vehicle reach Igatpuri. Village Shendi/Bhandardara is about 35 km from Igatpuri (1st bus at about 5.15 am). From Shendi, walk to village Mutkhel, cross the lake by launch (enquire the local people for the timings), land on the other side of the lake and reach village Ratanwadi. If you have your own vehicle, you can go on other side by the road and reach Ratanwadi directly

October to February

2 Days

Rohida

Bazarwadi

By raod / train to Pune, then to Bhor – Bazarwadi by road

June to Feb

2 days

Salher

Nashik

Kalyan to Nashik (road/rail, ~ 130 km)- Satana (road, 73 km) – Taharabad (road, 23 km) – Vaghamba (road, 20 km)

Any time except summer

2 Days

Shri Malang Gad

Kalyan

By Train reach Kalyan. Buses are available from Kalyan to the base of the fort on a regular basis

October to February

1 Day

Sidhhagad

Narivali

Kalyan to Murbad by bus, Murbad to Narivali by bus

October to February

1 Day

Sinhagad

Kalyan to Pune by train / road and then to Sinhagad by road

Anytime

1 day

Sudhagad

Pachhapur-Thakurwadi / Dhondase

1) Kalyan – Pali – Pachhapur / Dhondase or 2) Kalyan – Nagothane – Pali- Pachhapur / Dhondase or 3) Kalyan – Khopoli – Pali – Pachhapur / Dhondase

Any Time

2 Days

Sumargad

Kalyan to Khed by train / road and then reach either to Mahipatgad Or Rasalgad and then trek to Sumargad

Nov to feb

2 days

Vajragad

Narayanpur

By raod / train to Pune, then to Narayanpur by road

Nov to Feb

2 days

Vasota

Met Indavali

Reach Satara by train/ Bus. From Satara reach Bamnoli (35 Km.) by Bus. From Bamnoli go by launch to Met Indavali (1 ½ hr). Per launch about 400 Rs/- (1 way) irrespective of no. of members

Any Time

3 Days