Naneghat

Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 2500

Grade: Easy

Base Village: Vaishakhare

District: Pune

Nearest Railway Station: Kalyan

How to reach:

Naneghat lies to Northwest of Junnar at 27 km. State Transport buses (S.T.) plying regularly from Kalyan to Ahmednagar help us to reach Vaishakhare. From Vaishakhare at about 4 km a diversion towards Naneghat originates. A stone on which is written Malshej 29 indicates the diversion towards Naneghat. A thumb shaped cliff that can be viewed from the highway is the topmost point of Naneghat & is also known as Nana’s thumb. Today there is board that specifies diversion to Naneghat. The next way, if we want to go from Poona or Junnar to Naneghat, is to board the Junnar-Ghatghar S.T.bus & to reach Ghatghar. A half an hour run take us to Naneghat. Private buses can reach up to the mouth of the Ghat.

Time to reach from base village: 2 hours

What to see:

The first thing we can see after reaching Naneghat is the spacious cave of Naneghat. The ancient carvings, which are seen on the walls of the cave, remind us of the Satvaahan period. Here we find inscriptions in Brahmi script all over the cave. These indicate the magnificent era of the Satvaahans and their generosity. These inscriptions are gradually being destroyed, and only a part of it is remaining. The inscriptions are very precious, and are undergoing destruction due to the negligence of Archeology. The widely spread plateau of Naneghat is an astonishment. To the left the steps besides the cave lead us to the plateau and going to the right lead us to Nana’s thumb. After climbing all the way to the bottom of the thumb, when we climb the stairs, we do not expect a big plateau. Thus this route leads directly to a higher altitude quickly, unlike Malshej Ghat, which goes all around the mountains. At the entrance to the Ghat is a big stone-made vessel like thing, in which coins as toll were put.

Accommodation Facility: Available

Food Facility: Not available

Drinking Water Facility: Available

Best Season to Visit: All the year

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