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Vajragad
 At a Glance
Trek Vajragad
Alias Rudramal
Type Hill Fort
District Pune
Height above mean sea level 4444 ft (~1355 m)
Base Village Narayanpur
Minimum Duration 2 days
Region Pune
Transport Kalyan to Pune (road/rail, ~ 150 km)- Narayanpur (road, ~ 40 km) (Vehicle like jeep can reach upto the level of Purandeshwar mandir now).
Time to reach the top About 3 1/2 hrs from base village (About 45 minutes from Purandeshwar mandir of Purandar. From manidr, Vajragad top is about 1 hr trek)
Water Availability Potable water isn't available on the top
Best season to visit November to February
Sights to visit Mahadarwaja, Hanuman mandir, water cisterns
Difficulty Rating Simple
Shelter -
 Location
Vajragad from Narayanpur - Saswad road


Also known as Rudramal, his fort is adjacent is a famous fort - Purandar and shares a common base. It is located on Narayanpur-Saswad road. Narayanpur is about 40 km from Pune on Pune-Satara road.
 
 Precaution



Though Vajragad has many 3-4 cisterns, they don't hold potable water, especially in summer. So better to take enough water from base village itself.
 
 Sight Seeing
Spacious cave





We enter the fort through this nice darwaja. Fort has 3-4 water cisterns, a Hanuman mandir and a ancient remnant below ground level with a staircase (covered with mud though).
 
 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