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Makarandgad
 At a Glance
Trek Makarandgad
Alias Madhumakarand gad
Type Hill Fort
District Satara
Height above mean sea level 4075 ft (1242 m)
Base Village Hatlot
Minimum Duration 2 days
Region Mahabaleshwar
Transport Kalyan - Mahad - Poladpur - Hatlot (~ 225 km)
Time to reach the top About 2 1/2 hrs from Hatlot
Water Availability Potable water is available on the top
Best season to visit November to February
Sights to visit Mandir's (temples), water cistern
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter Mallikarjun Mahadev mandir and Gamdevi mandir
 Location
Makarand gad from Hatlot village


The fort is located in the vicinity of Mahabaleshwar and Pratapgad region. Reaching village Hatlot via Mahad - Poladpur, one has to trek for about 2 1/2 hrs to reach the mandir at the top if the fort.
 
 Precaution
 No special precaution is needed.
 
 Sight Seeing
Water tank at Makarandgad



Water from the tank is absolutely nice and clean. This is the only water source available during the trek.
 
 



Before reaching the top, one sees this mandir. Path going straight from mandir leads to Ghonuspur. One has to take left from (as per the snap) to reach Makarandad top in about 30 min.
 
 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