Tandulwadi Fort – The Forgotten  0

Yet another awesome experience with Hidden trekkers…

Wanting to get closer to the nature we went for a trek to Tandulwadi Fort. It’s a stop-over fort and is in the middle of deep forest. Nearly 1900 feet high, the fort is surrounded by mountains and forest from all sides.
We started off our journey from churchgate station early in the morning heading towards Saphale station… then from Saphale to the base village by a private Rick… It is also called Tandulwadi..(I guess the fort is named after this village)… We could view the fort quite clearly from here… it looked lush green and beautiful…
We then geared up ourselves to start the ascent… It started from a small pond outside the village..the way was quite muddy through a dense forest but the directions were quite visible..it lead us to a plateau where we relaxed for a while and a series of photos went on…everyone trying to capture the beauty around…Without delaying any further we started the last leg of the trek…which was very steep and rocky..this is the final 125 feet to reach the top…it takes through 7 man-made tanks of water…
The blowing wind..green sorrounding, tall mountains and the view of river Vaitarna flowing on 3 sides… it was just too perfect to believe…
Soon after reaching the top and getting done with our photography, we had some snacks and started exploring the fort…
The cool wind makes us feel fresh despite the tough climb. There are lots of cliffs around the fort. Some have naturally created water reservoirs.
After spending nearly 2 hours on the fort, we started descending…the descent however seems to be simpler always, we reached the base in an hour patting our backs to complete the trek flawlessly and feeling content.

Tandulwadi fort was another beautiful mountain that we got to explore and it was a day well spent.

Thank you team Hidden Trekkers…!!!

feeling awesome.

 

-Pallavi Gurav

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