Kohoj Fort Trek

Date: 15th June 2019 Grade: Easy Endurance: Medium Height: 3200 feet Nearest Railway station: Palghar Cost: 150 per person Base village: Vaghote History: It is said that Kohoj Fort is about 800 years old and belongs to Bhoj-Dynasty. Kohoj Fort was built by King of Gujarat. Portuguese captured this fort from the King of Gujarat in…

Prabalgad & Kalavantin trek in Fireflies festival

Date: 1st & 2nd & June 2019 Grade: Easy (Difficult in monsoon) Nearest Railway station: Panvel Cost: 400 per person Base village: Thakurwadi History: From the study of the caves in this fort, it is estimated that it belongs to the time of Buddha. The Shilahar and Yadav dynasties made it an army camp because of…

Harishchandragad trek from Khireshwar

Date: 2nd & 3rd February 2019 Height: 4691 ft. Grade: Medium (Difficult in monsoon) Nearest Railway station: Kalyan Cost: 500 per person Gang: Rajeshwar, Shlok & Me Base village: Khireshwar History: The fort is quite ancient. Remnants of Microlithic man have been discovered here. The various Puranas (ancient scriptures) like Matsyapurana, Agnipurana, and Skandapurana include many…

Ratangad Trek

Date: 26th & 27th January 2019 Height: 4250 ft. (1142 meters) Grade: Easy (from Ratanwadi) Nearest Railway station: Kasara or Igatpuri Cost: 500-800 per person Gang: Soham, Prachi & Me Base village: Ratanwadi, Samrad History: Ratangad as the name suggests Ratan (means Jewels). Ratangad is also called the Jewel of the forts. The fort is 400…

Kothaligad Trek

Date: 22nd December 2018 Height: 3100 ft. Grade: Easy Nearest Railway station: Karjat Cost: 200 per person Gang: Soham, Prachi & Me Base village: Peth village History: Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb ordered his warriors ‘Abdul Kadar’ and ‘Ali Biradarkani’ in November 1684 to capture the forts belonging to Sambhaji’s empire. Abdul Kadar had a fair idea of…

Visapur Fort Trek

Date: 25th August 2018 Height: 3038 ft. Grade: Easy Nearest Railway station: Malavli Cost: 150 per person Gang: Prachi & Me History: Visapur fort was built much later than Lohagad by Balaji Vishwanath Bhat, the first Peshwa to Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj in the earlier 18th century A.D. Visapur fort was built with the purpose of protecting…

Tahuli Trek – Kalyan

Date:  15th July 2018 Height: 3487 ft. Grade: Medium-Difficult (monsoon) Nearest Railway station: Kalyan Base: Kushiwali village Cost: 100 per person Gang: Only me (never go alone to this place during monsoon) About Tahuli:  Tahuli actually is not a fort. Tahuli comes under regions of Kalyan, Karjat, and Panvel. Tahuli mountain contains a number of pinnacles….

Mahuli fort and Bhandargad trek

Mahuli fort is the comes under Tansa wildlife scantuary. It is the highest peak of Thane. On the left of Mahuli there is another fort named Bhandargad and on the right there is Palasgad. This blog shares my experience to these series of forts. It was an one day trek.

Asherigad Trek

Date: 23rd June 2018 Height: 1644 ft. or 507 meters Grade: Easy Nearest Railway station: Palghar Base: Khodkona Cost: 150 per person Gang: Soham, Aakash, Prachi and me History: Various king of different dynasties had their control on this fort. It was built by Bhojraj of Shilahar Dynasty about 800 years back (13th century). Then…

Takmak Fort Trek

Date: 17th June 2018 Height: 2000 ft. Grade: Medium Nearest Railway station: Virar Base: Sakawar Cost: 100 per person Gang: Soham, and me History: The fort was built in the 12th century by King Bheemdev, son of King Bhimdev. Later on, the fort was conquered by the Sultans. King Shivaji might have won this fort…