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So rainy season had started and we were planning for quick trek to some nearby fort. After some googling we shortlisted Rohida fort also called Vichitragad as our trek plan on 23rd July 2016. This fort is near bhor about 65km from Pune. Rohida is accessible by state transport bus which has good connectivity till Bhor from Pune swargate bus stand, but we prefer to have a bike ride till the base village Bajarwadi. The trekking path starts from the hillock west of the Bajarwadi Highschool. The route is very safe and wide. There are no trees on the trekking route.

Rohida Fort

Rohida Fort

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A little late though, today I have decided to complete the post on our trek to a small fort called Tikona. I took this trek on 23rd August 2014. In late monsoon the surroundings was lush green and weather perfect for a gateway to a short trek on tikona.

Tikona also known as Vitandgad is the dominant hill fort in Maval in western India. It is located near Kamshet around 60 km from Pune. The village nearest to the fort is called Tikona-Peth. The 3500 ft high hill is pyramidal in shape and the name Tikona means “triangle”.

Tikona Fort

Tikona Fort

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Lohagad Fort is one of the twin fort that stands side by side. The other fort is Visapur fort. I visited this fort in Feb 2014. Lohagad fort is of easy grade as the condition stairs to the top is good. The vehicle reaches till the base of the fort where the stairs start after walking a bit on flat muddy area. While if you wish to have some adventure Visapur is where you should set your target.

Lohagad fort

Lohagad fort

If you wish to find out about Visapur Fort you can find that on the below URL:

https://travelcodingnlotsmore.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/rainy-season-trek-to-visapur/

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Visapur Fort is one of the twin fort that stands side by side. The other fort is Lohagad fort. One day one of friend said let go to Lohagad, I already have visited Lohagad fort and found pretty simple as there good condition stairs to the top and virtually turned the offer, but then I found out about Visapur the just beside Lohagad, I didn’t know any prior information about this but set out for some adventure. 😉

If wish to go through my Lohagad visit please visit the below URL:

https://travelcodingnlotsmore.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/trek-to-lohagad/

Visapur Fort trek is through dense plantation and there is proper trek path available to the top.

Visapur Fort

Visapur Fort

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Pune and Mumbai is blessed with many gateways nearby and Raigad Fort is one of them. History of Raigad is very fascinating. The used to be the capital of Maratha Empire of The Great Shivaji Maharaj. We happened to trek this wonderful fort on a rainy day of july 26, 2014. Raigad is a fort located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra State. The fort is located at a height of approx 2,700 ft above sea level. Raigad Fort served as the capital of Maratha Empire from 1674 AD. This fort is strategically perched atop a wedge-shaped block of hill, split off from the Western Ghats and is inaccessible from three sides.

The fort, which rises 820 metres (4400 ft) above sea level, is located in the Sahyadri mountain range. There are approximately 1737 steps leading to the fort, today we have ropeway also available to reach top of fort. Raigad truly is trekkers paradise with many waterfalls en route trek path.

Waterfalls From Raigad Fort

Waterfalls From Raigad Fort

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In the quest to explore new location and try something different I took up this event as a challenge which after completing got to say that was challenge worth to be accepted. I know you will be eager to know what the event was; so this tour was 80km cycle marathon. Not exactly a marathon where we had to win by completing the circuit but rather it was more of a team event where all the fellow cycle mates were to drive in co-ordination to reach the
destination and keep on exploring the beauty of nature along the route.
This tour also helped me to test my ability and limits while at the same time I kept pushing my limits to achieve the goal (80km cycle drive and trek to Neelkanteshwar).

NeelkateshwarTemple

NeelkateshwarTemple


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Another jewel of the trek on my sleeves. This trek to Rajgad Fort was one with the best experience that I can share with you all. To tell you something about Rajgad Fort. This fort was to be one of the crucial forts that Maratha empire possessed. This fort was from where Shivaji Maharaj used to control his empire. Rajgad Fort had some strategic importance which made it standout from other forts in the region. This fort was never able to won by any other enemy to Maratha empire.

Rajgad Fort view from Sanjeevani Mache

Rajgad Fort view from Sanjeevani Mache

Some more information about this trek –
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List Of Forts in Maharashtra

Posted: December 2, 2013 by Sagar Wasule in Travel, Trekking
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Maharashtra has rich historical background and this is evident from the number of forts that is present in Maharashtra. In all Maharashtra has about 650 forts of different kind right from hill forts like Rajgad to sea forts like Sindhudurg. Some of these forts allow us to get a glimpse of natures beauty, architectural skills of our ancestors and to recollect the historical events they have witnessed. Given below is a list of such forts along with the regions the fort belongs to.

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Tukai Mata Mandir Baner

Posted: November 9, 2013 by Sagar Wasule in Spiritual, Travel, Trekking
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Tukai Mata mandir is said to be established about 400 years ago. During Navratri the temple is well decorated.

Tukai Mata Mandir

Tukai Mata Mandir

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Trekking to Purandar Fort

Posted: July 8, 2013 by Sagar Wasule in Travel, Trekking
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So this is my First trek in 2013 season, for me season for trekking starts just after first rain when the place around gets covered with lush green surrounding. What a pleasant site that feels to be away from city’s hustle bustle in the calmness of nature provide ultimate soothing effect and relaxation.

Purandar Fort

Purandar Fort

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