Vajragad (Vasai)

Type: Hill Fort

Height (Approx in ft.): 656

Grade: Easy

Base Village: Girij

District: Thane

Nearest Railway Station: Vasai, Nallasopara

How to reach:

One can reach Vajragad from Vasai and Nallasopara railway station on the Mumbai Western Railway. Village Girij is 14 kms from Vasai and 8 kms from Nallasopara. One can take a bus or an auto rickshaw from Vasai West or Nallasopara West to the base village Girij.

Time to reach from base village: 30 min

What to see:

Vajragad is located on a small hill North East of Girij village. There are proper steps carved in to reach the fort. It takes 10 -15 minutes from the base village to reach the main entrance of the fort. Both, the bastions and the main entrance are in ruins. There are toilets built on the right bastion while the left bastion is covered with vegetation. To reach the left bastion one has to take a diversion towards left from the staircase. The main wall and bastions of the fort may have been built by placing huge rocks one upon the other. Since this fort was constructed during the war, there is hardly any use of limestone in the overall construction of the fort. The staircase takes us to the fort summit. At the top, there is a square shaped water tank built in stone with ample of water in it. There is a temple of Lord Bhavaangadeshwar on the summit and a Temple of Lord Hanuman under a tree. From the summit, facing towards north, one can view Arnala fort, and Vasai fort towards the south. One also gets the view of adjoining areas around these forts.

Accommodation Facility: Not available

Food Facility: Not available

Drinking Water Facility: Available

Best Season to Visit: All the year

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