Chaulher/Chaurgad /Chalheri

Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 3700

Grade: easy

Base Village: Wadi Chaulher ( Satana )

District: Nasik

Nearest Railway Station: Nasik Road

How to reach:

Via Nashik one has to go to Satana. There are buses to Tilawan from Satana. From Tilwan it takes 20 minutes to reach Wadi Chaulher. It’s the base village. There is a way descending from the fort by which we can reach the fort.

Time to reach from base village: 1.5 hours from Wadi Chaulher.

What to see:

Near the entry point to the fort, we can see a range of Galleries. One has to pass through 3 gateways to enter. These gateways are excellent illustrations of architecture. As we enter we can see the citadel in front and to the left there is machi. On the machi there is a large cistern for water storage and at the far end are relics of the fortification. After observing the machi we can move to the citadel. There are two approaches to the citadel. By taking the right it takes 10 minutes to reach. On the way there are various tanks carved inside the rocks, of those the ‘moti take’ has portable water. The citadel also has 4 such tanks and remnants of some manor. We can also have fascinating view of the Satmal and Selbari-Dolbari range. If one wishes to take left approach from machi to the citadel there are idols of Chaurangnath and Hanuman. Those are sheltered by metal sheets by villagers. Two hours are enough to explore the fort.

Accommodation Facility: Not available

Food Facility: Not available

Drinking Water Facility: Available

Best Season to Visit: July to Feb

 

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