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Salher
 At a Glance
Trek Salher
Alias -
Type Hill Fort
District Nashik
Height above mean sea level 5140 ft (1543 m)
Base Village Vaghamba
Minimum Duration 2 days
Region Nashik
Transport

  Kalyan to Nashik  (road/rail, ~ 130 km)- Satana (road, 73 km) - Taharabad (road, 23 km) - Vaghamba (road, 20 km)

Time to reach the top About 3 hrs from Vaghamba
Water Availability Water cistern is available at the top
Best season to visit Any time except summer
Sights to visit Parashuram temple, Caves, Water tank and water cistern, Darwaja etc  
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter Caves at the top
 Location

Salota and Salher from VaghambaSituated in a wonderful Baglan district of Nashik at the border of Maharashtra and Gujrat,  Salher takes a pride of the highest fort in Maharashtra and the second highest peak (after Kalasubai). The Dholbari range in which Salher is situated and Selbari range is the northernmost part of the Sahyadri.

 
 Precaution
Water tank1. Water could be a big problem until you reach the top, especially in the summer when temperature reaches at its high level. So, have your bottles full of water from base village itself. Once you reach the top, a small water cistern (not the big water tank as shown in the snap) provides you potable water.

2. Don't drink water from the big water tank (see snap). It's meant for the cows and buffalos.

3. Flies could be troublesome at times. So just be careful. 

 
 Sight Seeing
Salher darwaja

1. Salher has a great, rocky staircase and it's a real joy to watch it from Salota. Having walked the staircase, the big darwaja comes in front. Opposite to the darwaja is a rock carved script. 

2. Parashuram mandir is situated on a hillock (about 30 min. from cave). It's 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