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Forts
Ahivantgad
Bhimashankar
Bhivgad
Bitangad
Chavand
Dhak Bahiri
Dhodap
Gorakhgad
Hadsar
Harishchandragad
Jivdhan
Kalsubai
Karnala
Korigad
Kothligad
Kulanggad
Lohgad
Mahipatgad
Mahuli
Makarandgad
Manikgad
Matheran
Mulher
Naneghat
Pratapgad
Purandar
Raigad
Rajgad
Rajmachi
Rasalgad
Ratangad
Rohida
Salher
Shri Malang Gad
Sidhhagad
Sinhagad
Sudhagad
Sumargad
Vajragad
Vasota
Maps
Karjat Region
Nasik Region
Igatpuri Region
Malshej Ghat Region
Lonavala Region
Pune Region
Satara Region
Trekking
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Panoramic view of the sahyadris Maharashtra has been gifted with the Sahyadri ranges. This range is well populated with many forts (thanks to our ancestors). These forts offer us a chance to observe the beauty of nature, skills of our ancestors and allow us to add a little thrill to our life. There are numerous such forts in the vicinity of Thane and Pune which are ideal for an one day or two day trek, to name some are Raj Machi, Harischandragad, Mahuli, Nane Ghat, Dhak Bahari. etc
 
 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
 
 Note
   All references regarding duration of trek and transport are given with respect to Kalyan, which is about 50 km north-east of Mumbai.
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   Last updated on : 1st Dec 2005