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Mahuli
 At a Glance
Trek Mahuli
Alias -
Type Hill Fort
District Thane
Height above mean sea level 2785 feet
Base Village Asangaon
Minimum Duration 1 Day
Region Kasara
Transport By train get down at Asangaon. From Asangaon, base of the fort (temple) is at a distance of about 4 km.
Time to reach the top About 3 hours
Water Availability A small cistern at the top, but itís better to have water from the base itself.
Best season to visit October to February
Sights to visit Mahadarwaja, temple, dens.
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter Dens at the top
 Location
Mahuli as seen from AsangaonIts the highest point in the Thane district. The forest surrounding Mahuli has been declared as a sanctuary. Once Shahaji Raje, father of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, had this fortress under his belt.

The nearest railway station to Mahuli is Asangaon. One can catch either Asangaon or Kasara Local from Mumbai CST, which could also be caught at Kalyan. Junction. 4 Km. walk from Asangaon station will take you to the base temple in 11/2 hours. 3 hours trek will take you to the summit.

 
 Precaution
Atop Mahuli

Its better to take sufficient amount of water stock from temple itself since there isn't water source in the way. Its better to have someone with you who had already been here because the area at the top is very confusing. Make an inquiry in the temple whether the informative booklet of Mahuli(with the map) published by Nisarga Giribhraman Sanstha, is available. After reaching the top search for the caves only on the right side. Avoid going in months of March, April and May (water scarcity).

 
 Sight Seeing
Mahadarwaja at Mahuli

Mahuli can be undertaken as an one day trek , though overnight stay in caves/dens could be quiet enjoyable. One can view Kalyan Darwaja as well as old Temple.

 
 Note
   All references regarding duration of trek and transport are given with respect to Kalyan
 Contact
   cdeepan@gmail.com                        Deepan Ashok Choudhary
   abhijit.avalaskar@gmail.com            Abhijit Ulhas Avalaskar
   Last updated on : 1st Dec 2005