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Jivdhan
 At a Glance
Trek Jivdhan
Alias -
Type Hill Fort
District Pune
Height above mean sea level ~ 3750 ft (~1143 m)
Base Village Ghatghar
Minimum Duration 2 Days
Region Malshej ghat
Transport By bus reach Vaishakhare. Climb up the Naneghat (~ 3 hrs from Vaishakhare. See Naneghat page). Walk to the village Ghatghar (~ 1 hr). Climb up the fort (~ 1 1/2 hr) OR reach Junnar (~125 km) - Ghatghar (~ 30 km).
Time to reach the top About 1 1/2 hr from Ghatghar
Water Availability Water cisterns are available at the top
Best season to visit October to February
Sights to visit Water tanks, granary, remnants, Kalyan darwaja.
Difficulty Rating Medium
Shelter No proper shelter at the top. Come people could find granary suitable but it's too dark in the granary. Stay can be made in Ghatghar.
 Location
Jivdhan from NaneghatJivdhan is situated in the vicinity of Naneghat. Of the 4 guards of Naneghat, Jivdhan is closest to Naneghat (Hadsar, Chavand, Shivneri being other 3 forts). One can trek it from Kokan side through Naneghat (refer Naneghat) and then reach the base village of Jivdhan - Ghatghar. OR one can directly reach Ghatghar by road via Junnar.

 
 Precaution
Rock patch





If you trek from Ghatghar side, there is a rock patch at the end. It's not very difficult and also isn't not exposed. but still one should be careful.
 
 Sight Seeing
Granary at Jivdhan





Fort has water cisterns, granary, Kalyan darwaja etc. Naneghat looks fantastic from the Kalyan darwaja side.
 
 
Water cistern at Jivdhan



Water cistern has water even in summer
 
 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