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near Trimbak, Mahārāshtra (India)
Complete info in my blog post:
Height: 3350 ft (1016m)
Base village: Nirgudpada
Nearest Railway station: Kasara-51 km (better connected) & Igatpuri-43 km (fewer public transport options)
How to reach from Mumbai by Public Transport:
Board a Kasara Local train from Central railway and alight at Kasara. From Kasara, hire a jeep/car/Omni cav for a return trip. The route: Kasara-Khodala-Nirgudpada-Harihar-Nirgudpada-Khodala-Kasara
Alight at Nirgudpada Bus stop and walk along the road to a small bridge near a village and take the most prominent trail towards the fort. Confirm the route with the villagers if in doubt. The route passes through paddy fields for a km before climbing the base hills. The route has arrows at regular intervals. Climb onto the ridge and turn towards the fort and climb two flights of stairs to enter the fort. Head towards the eastern edge to visit temples or head for the peak (accessible by an easy rock patch). Follow the same path while returning. Exercise CAUTION during monsoons.
NOTE: This is a GPS log of the route we took. After you pass the paddy fields, the trail will branch out at several points till the ridge.Use your discretion and always take the most prominent trail. This is a fairly frequented trek route, so any obstruction/overgowth/dangerous patch should be an indication of a wrong turn. trace back to the last correct turn and start over again. There is only one route after you reach the ridge.
Places of interest: Temples on top, Secret door, 80 Degree inclined stairs, Pond, Spiral stairs, Panoramic view of the range.
Risk Factor: Medium
Other routes: From Harshewadi (Easier than this route)
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