Type: Hill Fort
Height (Approx in ft.): 2500
Base Village: Nirgudpada
Nearest Railway Station: Kasara, Igatpuri, Nasik Road
How to reach:
The base village of this fort is Nirgudpada, which is 20 km away from Trimbakeshwar. From Nirgudpada, the forts Harihar and Bhaskargad are visible, and Bhaskargad is to the left side of the village. We need to cross a rivulet to reach the trail to the fort, which takes us to the steps after a hike for an hour and half.
There are two routes to reach Nirgudpada:
From Nashik :
Nirgudpada is about 50 km to the east of Nashik on SH27, on the road to Trimbakeshwar.
From Khodala :
People travelling from Mumbai, Thane and Dombivli can reach Nirgudpada via 2 routes
Kalyan – Kasara – Khodala – Nirgudpada
Kalyan – Bhiwandi – Wada – Khodala – Nirgudpada
Time to reach from base village: 2 hrs
What to see:
The forts in this region are built on characteristically shaped mountains. The mountain of Bhaskargad comprises mainly of basalt rock. The steps are cut through the mountain rock and take us through the stone walls towards the main entrance, which is buried under soil now. We have to enter by crawling. Once we reach the cap of the mountain, we can roam about the edge of the fort. We can find some remnants of houses and cisterns on the fort top.
Accommodation Facility: Not available
Food Facility: Not available
Drinking Water Facility: Not available
Best Season to Visit: All the year