Vasota Fort 1/3 by Tripoto
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1 out of 2 attractions in Satara
That was Friday evening . Me and my team mates having coffee together with some chit chat. Suddenly that chit chat turned into discussion. In that discussion we started talking about rulers of Maharashtra region . At this point the idea of visiting this came out.Almost every one in our team visited the near by forts to Pune. Like Sinhgad Fort, Lohagad Fort,Shaniwar Wada Fort etc. This time we are trying to visit different fort . At this time my one of best friend and colleague Kishore told me about this Fort. We all agreed to visit this fort. Amazing thing about this fort is Ferry ride if 2 hour and trekking of around 8 Km.We completed all our work and booked the car and left the office.Went to flat and did some packing for one day trip and slept.Early morning at 3.30 am we boarded our car and journey to this amazing fort started.We took NH48 route and took right turn at Wai Satara. Had some breakfast near Bamnoli in small hotel which is also looks like house.
Ridhima Srivastava
Distance from Pune: 140kmStarting Point: Bamnoli Village, SataraDifficulty Level: Easy to mediumTrek Length: 1 DayBest Season: Post monsoon15. Prabalgad Fort Trek
Disha Kapkoti
3. Vasota FortA bus journey from Mumbai to Satara and further to the village called Barnoli will take you to the spot where the hike begins. Vasota Jungle trek near Mumbai starts with a delightful hour long ferry ride. The Fort was a Maratha base during the Swarajya Mission and this hike could give you a chance to get a sneak peek into the incredible local history of Maharashtra.Base Village: Barnoli (40 kms from Satara)Distance between Mumbai to Satara: 256kmHiking time: 3 hours