Mahuli

Posted: May 28, 2010 by DP in Medium
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Grade: 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 as Tough

How to Reach: The fort lies in the Thane district near Shahpur-Asangaon. It is a group of three forts. The mountain in the centre with pinnacles is Mahuli. The other two being Palasgad and Bhandargad. One can reach Asangaon station on the Kasara route and take an autorickshaw to the Mahuli village. In case you are coming by road look out for Manas Mandir a Jain temple on the Mumbai Nasik road and take the left turn. Autorickshaws are also available from Shahpur bus stand.

At the base village next to the Mahadev temple breakfast and water is available. There is also a changing room available. The walk starts from behind the Mahadev temple. One needs to cross a stream before the gradual climb starts. The stream current is strong during the mid monsoon time. The climbing trail is gradual offering a great view of the 3 forts. Most of the route is covered by trees and dense vegetation. One reaching the last stretch one needs to climb a ladder to get to the top. We spot a water cistern here. There is a diversion to go to Bhandargad. After a short walk we see a small temple and a cave. It will take 2hours to explore the three forts.

Carry 2 litres per person from the base village. For shelter and rest the cave can accommodate around 10-12 persons.

On a clear day one can spot the Kalsubai, Ajoba and Tansa lake from the top. The best time of the year to visit this place is during or just after the monsoons.

Duration: Around 2 hours 30 minutes from Mahuli village

Availability of food / water : The water available from the cistern may not be suitable for drinking.

Essentials : Carry mosquito repellent or sure and wear covered foot wear. Carry ample water and food. Carry other things as usual.

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