Raikot

Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 1640

Grade: Medium

Base Village: Kondaibari, Morkaranj

District: Dhule

Nearest Railway Station: Dhule

How to reach:

Kondaibari village is 70 kms from Dhule on the Dhule – Surat route. 3 kms further from this village, on the Nandurbar road, take the left diversion to Raikot village. One passes by Navagaon (4 kms) – Lagadvaad (2 kms) and finally to Raikot (2 kms). The road from Hanuman temple outside the village ends at a small path which further takes us to a trench. One reaches the fort after climbing this trench. As the surrounding area of the fort is located at a height well above sea level, the further ascend to the fort becomes quite easy. A small path from Morkaranj village via Makad-dari valley and then stairs built in rock on the upper side of the fort leads us to the fort entrance.

Time to reach from base village: 2 hrs

What to see:

Remnants of the fort wall can be seen on a trench between two hills on the way to the fort from Raikot village. This fort is now being utilized as a farm land which is the main reason for its ruins. There is a lake and a bastion on the fort. The path from Morkaranj village to the fort has stairs built in rock. There is a cave (10 ft * 20 ft in size) near the stairways but it is not recommended for a stay. The beautiful and steep valley which surrounds the fort from three sides is called Makad-dari.

Accommodation Facility: Not available

Food Facility: Not available

Drinking Water Facility: Not available

Best Season to Visit: All the year

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