Asava fort (आसावा गड़) is located in Palghar on a hill about 1070 feet high. Palghar has eight forts divided into two groups – five sea forts that are along the coast to the west, and three hill forts on the sub-range of the Sahyadris to its east. Asava fort is located at the north tip of this sub-range, with Tandulwadi fort at the southern tip and Kaldurg fort … Continue reading Trek to Asava (Asawa) fort – guarding Palghar and Dahanu
Gumtara is a lesser known fort located in the Tungareshwar sanctuary, 13 km north east from Kamandurg Fort and 24 km south east from Takmak Fort. It is a beautiful trek with a path climbing through the jungle. To my pleasant surprise, the entire jungle was full of Karvi flowers! read more >> Continue reading Trek to Gumtara Fort – a forgotten historical site
To the north of Mumbai starting from Tarapur Fort close to the Gujarat border, there are 14 forts along the coast covering a distance of approximately 100 km. In this list, between the Dronagiri fort at Uran and Kolaba fort at Alibaug, there is a wide stretch of about 40 kms that seems to be left unguarded. In addition, just south of Uran is the Karanja … Continue reading Cycling to Aware to Bamandev Temple and a new fort – Mardangad
Sudhagad is a fort located near Pali, about away from Khopoli. Getting there from Mumbai or Pune is quite easy, and so it is a popular trekking destination. Sudhagad was originally referred to as Bhorapgad, after the Goddess Bhoraidevi who was the family deity of the Pant Sachivas family who ruled over the Bhor district in which the fort lies. However the origin of this … Continue reading Trek to Sudhagad – the abode of Bhoraidevi
Tandulwadi fort is located near Saphale, north of Mumbai at a distance of about 50 km from the bridge over Ulhas River at Ghodbunder. The fort can be reached by road via NH8, with a turn off towards Saphale. At a height of 1524 feet, it provides some beautiful views of the surrounding towns of Saphale, the Zanzorli lake and the confluence of the Surya … Continue reading Trek to Tandulwadi Fort
Fort George is the only remaining vestige of the Bombay Fort that was built by the British. It was originally a smaller but better protected part of the larger Bombay Fort, that extended from Fort George to Dock Yard. read more >> Continue reading Cycling to Fort George – the last remaining vestige of Bombay Fort
Madh (or Versova) fort is located on Madh island, just across from Versova over the creek. A great place for a short cycling ride along the coast. Continue reading Revisiting Madh Fort (Versova Fort)
Dahanu and Tarapur are coastal forts in picturesque locations at the northern end of the Maharashtra coast with pristine beaches along side – a great holiday!
Dharavi is known as one of the largest slums in the world, but hidden at one end in it is Riwa Fort (Kala Killa) with a mysterious secret tunnel inside it – a perfect cycling destination!
Tungareshwar is a well known temple and a weekend getaway near Vasai that is also a nice and easy trek. But there is another little known trekking destination – an ancient fort called Kamandurg. An ideal destination for a cycling cum trekking expedition that provides some nice off-road…