Forts at a glance

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