Durg – Dhakoba

Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 0

Grade: Medium

Base Village: Aamboli

District: Pune

Nearest Railway Station: Pune

How to reach:

Junnar-Aaptale-Aamboli. You can reach Aamboli village by bus in one and a half hour from Junnar. Here you get the first glimpses of Dhakoba. A way from the village takes you to a plateau on the fort. On the way there are 3 caves. You need one and half hour to reach this plateau. On the plateau one can find many footways, but only two are prominently used. Way to the right takes you to Dhakoba and as you descend further downwards, this way takes you to Durg. The descending way travels through the forest. Further as you move ahead, you will come across a stream. After a walk for an hour, you can see the fort Durg from the plateau. From here a way towards left takes you to Durg, while a way towards right takes you to the Durga temple.

Time to reach from base village: 2 hrs

What to see:

There are no prominent structures on the fort. We can just imagine that it was used as a military base.

Accommodation Facility: There is no accommodation facility on both the forts. But 15 people can easily accommodate themselves in the temple at the foothills of Dhakoba. Similarly around 5 people can stay in Durga temple.

Food Facility: Not available

Drinking Water Facility: Available

Best Season to Visit: All the year