Back in 2011, when I was roaming around Mangaon, I went to Kurdu Gad for the first time. It was during the monsoons, the best season for trekking in the Sahyadri. Unfortunately you cannot go rock climbing in this season. Kurdu Gad, situated in a remote area of the Sahyadri, has the largest natural cave in Maharashtra. The constructions inside have been a witness to human habitation centuries ago. The cave is now used by various animals for shelter. Being remotely located, one can spot rare species of reptiles on the fort. We spotted a Slender Racer, a snake species.