Sunday, June 17, 2012

Peth fort ( Karjat )


Trek to Peth fort

Peth fort (also called Kotligad or Kothligad) is a small Fort (1500ft.) is situated to the east of Karjat in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is one of the famous treks in the Karjat area, because of its small height and easy climbing. It is also known as the Fort of Peth because of its vicinity to Peth village at its base.

Peth Fort is around 21 kms north-east of Karjat.Peth fort contain bhairoba caves and around 15 water tanks. 
Its a small fort used more as a defense station during Sambhaji's era, and is surrounded by other forts like Bhimashankar, Padargad, Rajmachi and Siddhagad. 

Location :- Ambivali,Karjat
Base village:- Peth
Difficulty level:- Easy
How To Reach
To reach Peth, you can take a bus or tumtums (six-seater rickshaw, but of course they can accommodate many more people) from Karjat station to Ambivli village via Kashele, the journey will take around 1 and 1/2 hours. From Ambivli the trek starts to Peth village, which is a scenic one as you pass through dense forests. 

Bus time table
From Karjat  to ambivali
8.15 am (firt bus)
From ambivali to karjat
10.00 am, 2 pm, 5 pm

In about two hours, you reach Peth village, an easier path on the left and the steeper path on the right which will get you faster to the top. 

On reaching the fort, a common sight in many forts in Maharashtra, is this cave called Bhairoba, as it holds the idol of Lord Bhairoba. 

This cave has well-sculpted pillars and is clean to accommodate many people at a time (around 40). The floor is very flat which makes it good for camping too. There are also water cisterns near the entrance of the cave. Inside are small rooms which were used by the Marathas to store ammunition. To get a panoramic view of the surroundings, you can take the vertical tunnel to reach the pinnacle. An excellent view awaits you, as you see the majestic Sahyadri range and the Konkan plains.

It will take you 1 and 1/2 hour to see the entire fort, so if you have a place to stay in Karjat, then this can be a one-day outing or you can spend the night in one of the caves. 

Best Time
During rainy season

Where to Stay
Bhairoba Caves or peth villege

Where to eat
Peth village

Rajmachi fort 

Closer view of rajmachi fort

Bhimashankar hills

Rajamachi Fort view

sceneries

sceneries

Peth fort from half way


Peth fort from half way

Peth fort from half way

Peth fort from half way


Peth fort from half way

Peth fort from half way


way to peth village

view of peth fort from base peth village

view of peth fort from base peth village

view of peth fort from base peth village




MNS










sahyadri range from peth fort


Entrance of Peth fort

Entrance of Peth fort

Entrance of Peth fort

Side view from Peth fort

MP info

Side view


Cannon (Tof)

Cannon (Tof)

Cannon (Tof)

Cannon (Tof)

Cannon (Tof)

Cannon (Tof)

Bhairoba cave temple

Bhairoba cave 

Bhairoba cave  piller

Bhairoba cave 

Bhairoba cave 

Bhairoba cave 

Bhairoba cave 

Bhairoba cave  




Bhairoba cave  


way to reach at the top of fort

way to reach at the top of fort




way to reach at the top of fort

way to reach at the top of fort

sceneries





sceneries

way to reach top

gate at the top

gate at the top



gate at the top



one of the 15 water tank at top

sceneries of sahyadri range

sceneries of sahyadri range
sceneries of sahyadri range







don't forget to walk around fort

water tank 

water tank 

water tank 

water tank 

water tank 

water tank 

water tank 

water tank 


at last karjat railway station


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