Kothaligad is more commonly known as the fort of Peth because the village of Peth is situated at its base. The pinnacle of the Peth can be seen from the village. On reaching the top of the fort, we see caves carved in huge rocks. Along the Bhairoba cave, steps are carved leading the pinnacle. Small water tanks and some cannon balls are scattered on the fort. The first one is the cave of Goddess, besides which is a water cistern and the last one is the specious Bhairoba cave. A flat floor and well-sculpted pillars are a speciality of the cave.
Kothaligad (Peth) trek difficulty level: Medium
Base village for Kothaligad (Peth): Peth Village/Ambivali Village
Total time required for climbing Kothaligad Peth Fort - Maximum 2.5 hrs from Ambivali
Duration - 1 Day
Kothaligad (Peth) fort height - 3100 feet approx.
Train timings for Mumbai people
Catch Karjat slow local from CSMT
CSMT – Karjat slow local timetable
05:20 Mumbai CSMT, 05:28 Byculla, 05:38 Dadar, 05:48 Kurla, 06:15 Thane, 06:37 Dombivli, 06:48 Kalyan, 07:39 Karjat
Train timings for Pune people
Catch Sinhgad Express from Pune
06:05 Pune, 06:10 Shivajinagar, 07:13 Lonavala, 07:58 Karjat