RAJGAD FORT, RAJGAD TREK
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: MODERATE
King of the forts. Rajgad is an amazing fort near Nasrapur Phata which is approximately 60kms from Pune.
Height: 4250 ft
Basic Info: Rajgad is a fort located near Katraj. The height of Rajgad from sea level is 4250 feet and offers spectacular views of Sahyadri Mountains. One can see Sinhagad and Torna fort from Rajgad.
Routes: The way to Rajgad is via NASRAPUR Phata which is approximately 15 - 20 Kms from Katraj Tunnel. Reach NASRAPUR by NH 4, this is approx 35 kms from Pune Station. From Nasrapur travel westwards to reach the following base villages…..there are two base villages for this fort [Gunjawane and Pali]
From Gunjawane the trek is a little bit tough as it leads to the Chor Darwaja. Inexperienced trekkers should go via Pali as this trek is not that difficult as compared to the trek via Gunjawane.
There’s a way which goes to Torna along the ridges of Sahyadri Mountains from Rajgad.
Difficulty Level and Other useful tips:
Difficulty level is moderate. It takes approximately 2 1/2 hours to reach to the top via Pali and 3 1/2 hours via Gunjawane. The highest point of Rajgad is Balekilla which is a fort on Rajgad. Take plenty of water and some energy drinks with you as the trek is a bit tiring.
Rajgad fort is an ideal fort for camping. There are 2 temples [Padmavati and a smaller temple] which you can use for camping during night.
Padmavati Temple : 50
Smaller temple: 6-7
You don't need to carry Firewood for camping on this fort coz the Villagers sell firewood for Rs.50 and Rs.100 on the fort itself. Rs.100 Firewood should keep you warm the whole night.
What to see on the fort:
- SANJEEVANI MACHEE
- PADMAVATEE MACHEE
- SUVELA MACHEE
- VIEW OF TORNA AND SINHAGAD
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