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Rasalgad
 At a Glance
Trek Rasalgad
Alias -
Type Hill Fort
District Ratnagiri
Height above mean sea level -
Base Village Pethwadi , Nimani
Minimum Duration 2 days
Region -
Transport Kalyan to Khed (road/rail, ~ 200 km)- Nimani (road, ~ 25km)
Time to reach the top About 1 1/2 hrs from Nimani
Water Availability Water cisterns at the top
Best season to visit Anytime
Sights to visit Zolaidevi mandir, granary, fotification, water cisterns, darwaja's, cannons, remnants etc
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter Zolaidevi mandir
 Location
Rasalgad from Nimani village


This small fort is located about 20-25 km east of Khed. One has to reach Khed and then catch a bus to reach village Nimani. The frequency of bus is very low and hence, one may have to travel by local transport.
 
 Precaution
  No special precaution is needed.
 
 Sight Seeing
Zolaidevi mandir and Deepmal


On the way up, one can see a Maruti idol painted with Shendoor just before the top 3-4 cannons are randomly placed on the fort top. Villager's have maintained Zolaidevi mandir in good condition and have even brought electricity in the mandir. Few remnants can be seen on  the eastern part of the fort and a Shivlinga and Nandiis found on the south eastern part
 
 
Rasalgad darwaja



Fort has 2 such darwaja's (gates) and both are in good condition. Rasalgad darwaja
 
 




Plenty of potable water is available on the fort. 4-5 such water tanks are there on the top.
 
 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