Avchitgad

Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 984

Grade: Easy

Base Village: Pengsalai, Medha, Padam

District: Raigad

Nearest Railway Station: Roha

How to reach:

Pengalsai : Pengalsai is situated at about 5 km from Roha. It is the base village. From here it takes one hour to reach the top.

Medha : The village of Medha is 7.5 km before Roha on Mumbai-Roha highway. The way to the fort goes along the temple of Lord Vitthal. We have to ascend through thick woods and reach the front bastion after one hour.

Padam :There is an old factory in the village of Padam. Beyond this factory is the way to the fort, which takes us to the southern entrance within two hours.

Time to reach from base village: One hour from Medhe and Pengalsai.

What to see:

The main entrance to the fort is still in better condition. The bastion on the way from Medhe was much better for keeping a watch on the surrounding region. As we proceed further from the main entrance, we come across the remnants of old constructions on a neighboring hillock.

Near the second entrance there is a lake. The water is potable here. Near to it is a statue of Lord Khandoba. The fort is not much wide, but stretches long enough. It takes about two hours to see the fort. The forest around the fort is dense and the fauna comprises wild hogs, leopards, foxes, monkeys, etc. it is a best monsoon trek.

From the top of Avchitgad we can have a glimpse of Telbaila, Sudhagad, Sarasgad, Dhangad, Raigad, Korigad and Savashna Ghat.

Accommodation Facility: Not available

Food Facility: Not available

Drinking Water Facility: Available

Best Season to Visit: Sept to April

 

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