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Chavand
 At a Glance
Trek Chavand
Alias Prasannagad
Type Hill Fort
District Pune
Height above mean sea level 3490 ft (1067 m)
Base Village Chavand
Minimum Duration 2 Days
Region Junnar
Transport Kalyan to Junnar (road, ~ 125 km) - Chavand (17 km)
Time to reach the top About 1 1/2 hr from Chavand
Water Availability Water cisterns are there but water isn't potable
Best season to visit October to March
Sights to visit Chavandai temple, water cisterns, Darwaja etc.
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter No proper shelter at the top, however one may take a shelter in the base village.
 Location

ChavandThis is one of the 4 forts which guards Naneghat - the ancient trade route between Junnar (plateau) and Kalyan, Nalasopara (both in Konkan). Reaching Junnar, one has to catch bus to reach village Chavand which is only 17 km North-West of Junnar. Reaching the village, walk for about 20-25 mins to reach a school at the base of fort. From here, one can reach the top in a hour

 
 Precaution
Darwaja

  • Water could be a big problem, especially in the summer season because there isn't any potable water source on the fort.
  • Railings on the fort are bit jerky, hence be careful with them.
  • The top being a bit grassy, always beware of reptiles.

 
 Sight Seeing
Water Tanks (Saat take) The greatest attraction of this fort is probably 7 big water tanks (saat take)!! Though not potable, this tanks contains ample amount of water even in the summer.

The fort has a one Darwaja (gate) in a good condition. Remnants of a Mahadev temple are found atop and a water tank next to it.

Chavandai temple (~ 10 min from saat take) with a deepmal marks the highest point of the fort.
 
 Note
   All references regarding duration of trek and transport are given with respect to Kalyan, which is about 50 km north-east of Mumbai.
 Contact
   cdeepan@gmail.com                        Deepan Ashok Choudhary
   abhijit.avalaskar@gmail.com            Abhijit Ulhas Avalaskar
   Last updated on : 1st Dec 2005