A trek to Korigad near Mulshi, is one of the best treks for beginners and takes about 45 minutes to reach the fort. It offers some breathtaking views of the Aamby Valley, Lavasa, especially during mon
A trek to Korigad near Mulshi, is one of the best treks for beginners and takes about 45 minutes to reach the fort. It offers some breathtaking views of the Aamby Valley, Lavasa, especially during monsoon and on clear days Tung, Tikona, Matheran, Prabalgad and Karnala ranges. The trek starts from Peth Shahpur village and follows a well defined path through a thick patch of woods. After walking for about 20 minutes, you reach well laid rock steps. During monsoons water continuously flows down the stone stairs, creating the perfect environ for a trek. After a while, you will come across a rock cut water cistern with a small Ganesh temple outside. The entry to the fort is through Ganesh Darwaza. The fort itself is a large plateau and the walls are pretty much intact, good enough for you to take a 2 kilometer walk around its perimeter. Watching the sights below - tiny bullock carts trudging in the base village - is an amazing experience. What's more? You can accomplish this trek very easily within a few hours and return home, all in a day!
If you like trekking the Sahyadris, then Kalsubai surely must be in your bucket list. The summit sits at a lofty 1646 meters and is also known as the Everest of Maharashtra, as it is the highest peak
If you like trekking the Sahyadris, then Kalsubai surely must be in your bucket list. The summit sits at a lofty 1646 meters and is also known as the Everest of Maharashtra, as it is the highest peak in Maharashtra. However, arduous it might sound, the trek itself is simple and takes about 3 hours to reach the summit. The trek starts from Bari village, about six kilometers from Bhandardara in the Igatpuri region. Head due east from village and after paddy fields and a small stream ascend to the base of Kalsubai plateau where the first of the ladders are located. This should take you about 1 1/2 hours. As this route is very popular among trekkers and pilgrims, you will find small stalls along the well defined path selling sweet lime water and butter milk. The ladders are strong and pretty safe and after climbing two very long iron ladders, you will reach Kalsubai plateau. Several small food stalls here serve bhajjis and other snacks, in case your reserve of food or water is over. After crossing a well, a 20 minute walk will bring you to the final ladder to the summit and the Kalsubai Temple. During monsoons, the entire plateau is with beautiful wild flowers and lush green vegetation. The summit also offers spectacular views of the Bhandardara Dam, Alang, Madan, Kulang on the west, Bittangad, Patta fort and Aundha on the east and, Harishchandra gad and Ajoba on the south.