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One Day Trek To Kothaligad Fort

Thu, 25 Jul 2019 7:00AM - Sun, 25 Aug 2019 4:00PM
Kothaligad (Kothaligad)
Rs 850
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Short Info:

Kothaligad Trek or Peth fort Trek Info

Type: Hill Fort
Height: 3100 ft
Grade: Easy
Endurance: Low
Region: Karjat
Base Village: Ambivadi


Kothaligad Fort Trek Details

Kothligad, Kothaligad, Kotligad or Peth Fort is one and the same. Kothaligad Trek is located near Kashele Village falling under Karjat Taluka, Raigad District. Kothaligad Fort Trek is a paradise for photographers in Monsoon season as one can witness numerous waterfalls all along the Kothaligad trek. After having a feast of views, reach the top to sight nearby hill forts.

Kothaligad or Peth Fort is surrounded by Rajmachi Fort, Dhak Bahiri Caves, Siddhagad and Jungle of Bhimashankar. It has also many water cisterns, Temples and Bhairoba cave that can accommodate 30 40 persons at a time.

It is believed that this fort came into prominence during the King Sambhajis era as Kothaligad or Peth fort was used as a storehouse for Ammunition and Food.


Kothaligad Trek Itinerary:

We are waiting for you

Meet at Karjat Railway Station at 7 am as we will head to Ambivadi Village by transfer vehicle, base village of Kothaligad Trek.

Food First

We will reach Ambivadi village around 8:30 am. Before we begin the Kothaligad Trek, let us fill our stomach with the local breakfast and hot tea.

Kothaligad Fort, we are coming!

We will begin our Kothaligad trek by 9:30 am, enjoying the Jungle and the views.

Wow, we are here! - Peth Fort Top

Reach the top of Kothaligad Fort around 12 pm. Explore the caves, water cisterns, Temples, bastions and enjoy the view of the valley from Kothaligad Fort. We will start to descend at around 12:30 pm.

Lovely Rural Lunch

We will reach the plateau of Peth Fort village around 1:30 pm. Enjoy the delicious lunch made by the villagers as we rejuvenate our body and mind. We will restart the descend again around 2:30 pm.

What an Experience - Kothaligad Fort Trek!

Reach Ambivadi village around 4 pm as we will head back to Karjat Railway Station in our transfer vehicle sharing your experience Kothaligad Fort and feedback of the Kothaligad trek with our fellow trekkers.


INR 850 + 5% GST

Kothaligad Fort Trek Inclusions: -

Transportation by private vehicle from Karjat to Karjat
Guide & Expertise charges for Kothaligad Trek

Kothaligad Fort Trek Exclusions:

Any other personal expenses other than Inclusions & GST

Cancellation and Refund applicable on the Kothaligad Trek cost:

If cancellation is done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
If cancellation is done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded.
After that, no refund will be provided.

Things To Carry:

2 liters of drinking water
Photo ID card
Good trekking or sport shoes for Kothaligad Fort Trek
Some ready to eat food (plum cakes, biscuits)
Electral/Tang powder/Glucose-D/salt
Cap, camera, mobile phones, socks, extra pairs of clothes/ raincoat.
Any personal medicine


Kothaligad Trek Rules: 

In mountains & jungles, smoking attracts honeybees and one has to face dangerous "honeybee attack" where survival of the person is difficult, hence smoking is strictly prohibited.
Drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited during Kothaligad Fort Trek.
The leader's decision will be final and binding.
Small Steps Adventures reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Telephonic confirmation for booking is mandatory; if unable to contact us then send a text message and we will call you back.
Please do not carry handbags or Jholas or Sling bags on treks.
Please do not carry or wear any valuables, ornaments, jewelry, etc. If carried, then we do not take any liability for the same.


Kothaligad Fort Trek FAQs

1. What is the difficulty level of Kothaligad Fort Trek?

It is an easy to trek near Mumbai and best trek in monsoon for beginners.


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Destination Info

Destination Info
Standing at the height of 3100 ft, Kothaligad is a small fort in the Karjat district in Maharashtra. It is also known as the Peth fort, as Peth village is located at the base of Kothaligad. The trek to Kothaligad is one of the famous treks in Mumbai , because its small height and easy climb. Kothaligad was a watchtower doubled as an ammunition storage space during the Maratha rule in 18th century. The fort offers a great view, overlooking Rajmachi Plateau, Matheran range, Bhimashankar and Peb fort. Image ... Read More

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Really loved this trek.. while going in , the uphill task is a little daunting.

The woods are real thick at some places and ambiance is quite refreshing.

The climb is difficult at some places as there are not well constructed steps.

However, some parts up the fort are steep and takes a challenging climb.

The paths are streams of either bogs or mossy rocks -- each having their own fun hazards.

But that is what keeps the trek natural and exciting.

There are pretty white crabs in the stream-paths -- very interesting.

The trip to top was awesome.

The strong breeze blowing at the top quickly dries off the sweat from the climb too.

This was the week of onslaught of the monsoon, so it was amazing warm monsoon rain and as we got closer there was also mist and fog.

It was green and wet all over.

The view of the surrounding countryside from the top is simply breathtaking. Well worth the climb up.

The fort is in ruins and makes a beautiful place for pictures..

The greenery just added to the awesomeness. the view from top is gorgeous..

There is nothing much to see atop the fort except some water cisterns and the thumbs up point.

The shape of the hill-top is fascinating. It replicates your mood giving you a thumbs up when you finish a couple of tough climbs,

but also taking the opportunity of showing a ""up yours"" when you're struggling.

From the top you can really appreciate the control this fort would have given the incumbent in seasons like this.

Really loved the time spent on top.

There is nothing much to see at the top of the fort except the surroundings.

However, we were treated to a spectacular view from the top.

It indeed feels great once we have reached the top.

But the moment we reached the top, clouds began moving in and all of a sudden it just started pouring..

The sudden change was indeed welcome.

But due to the rains, the path down had become super slippery..

Coming down was difficult in the bad patches due to steepness of the rocky roads.

My research had dismissed the climb as an ""easy"" one: I can attest that in the monsoon rain and fog it is definitely close to the top rating on difficulty.

But this shouldn't daunt you since you're likely to be surrounded

by singing dancing dare-devil fellow trekkers in this season.

There is a small bird sanctuary just at the base.

We were treated to the sights of peacocks and a few little rabbits.

All is well that ends well. It was worth the while, and the victory of surmounting the difficult is always sweet.

Overall Experience was amazing...Simply wow... cannot get over with the great experience...totally spellbound by the beauty of the place...

never felt so close to nature especially after the concrete jungle that is Mumbai

The initial climb is a tough one, the middle is a ridge -- a reward with great views.

The climb is steep but on the bright side very short ( barely 3 kms).

However I feel that this trek does offer a great break from busy and polluted citylife.

In conclusion, trekking up Karnala is a fun and enriching experience.

Thanks to SSA for this beautiful memorable experience... Team leaders were very polite and helpful...The food was provided just like ghar ka khana... Fellow trekkers were so good and friendly... really enjoyed...Once again Thank you SSA....
- by PRERANA JAGANNATH BHATADE for One Day Trek to Karnala Fort organized by smallstepsadventures@gmail.com .

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