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सरसगड fort - How will I reach the top made me to the top.

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Sarasgad fort is one of the fort located in village Pali which is popular as one of the eight Ashtavinayak Ganpati.

Photo of सरसगड fort - How will I reach the top made me to the top. 1/1 by Priyanshi Singhal
The scorching heat was forcing me to give up here.

It looked quite difficult from the point we started as the heat was unbearable and i only wished to give up till the time i pushed myself to reach the 2nd point.

Photo of Pali, Maharashtra, India by Priyanshi Singhal

When I reached to this point I was only curious to find the way how to reach the top because while you are here you cant really figure out the way unless you reach the place.

Photo of सरसगड fort - How will I reach the top made me to the top. by Priyanshi Singhal
Photo of सरसगड fort - How will I reach the top made me to the top. by Priyanshi Singhal
Photo of सरसगड fort - How will I reach the top made me to the top. by Priyanshi Singhal

The view of the river Pali and huge Shayadri range at this point.

Photo of The view of the river Pali and huge Shayadri range at this point. by Priyanshi Singhal

According to the history there were around ten tanks carved in rocks but we could only found one. After these steps, there exists a tank where we filled out empty water bottles.

Photo of According to the history there were around ten tanks carved in rocks but we could only found one. After these steps, there exists a tank where we filled out empty water bottles. by Priyanshi Singhal

After crazy steps where a step , a part of rock climbing, still a part of rock was left to climb.

Photo of After crazy steps where a step , a part of rock climbing, still a part of rock was left to climb. by Priyanshi Singhal
Photo of Sarasgad Fort., Raigad, Maharashtra, India by Priyanshi Singhal

Because getting to the top is optional but getting down is mandatory.

Photo of Because getting to the top is optional but getting down is mandatory. by Priyanshi Singhal

And for me the most difficult part of the trek is always trekking down.

Photo of सरसगड fort - How will I reach the top made me to the top. by Priyanshi Singhal

The views while trekking down.

Photo of The views while trekking down. by Priyanshi Singhal

Basic information

How to reach

Route from Pune: Pune- Lonavala – Khopoli – Pali

Route from Mumbai: Take Pune Expressway - Take Khopoli Khalapur Exit after toll naka - Take Adlabs Imagica road till Pali Village.

Distance from Mumbai - 130 km Approximately

Route from Mumbai - Mumbai-Panvel-Khopoli-Pali

By Train – Board Khopoli local train and then from Khopoli catch local bus till Pali Bus Depot

Best time to trek

Avoid the summer and the October heat.

Rocks and steps could be slippery during rains so be careful with shoes while you are planning in monsoons.

Difficulty Level

It is beginners trek involves some amount of rock climbing too.

Time to Reach

It takes 2-2.5 hours to reach to the top.

Its a weekend / Day trek. One can return the same day or if you wish to stay at the top you need to stay in caves or carry a tent.

What to carry

Make sure you wear something light and loose because sometimes you might have to take the big steps to climb and jeans won't allow to do that.

Carry sufficient water - We were out of water as we consumed it all while reaching the top. On top you can find the tank which provides the clean water so you can refill it.

Food - Carrying snacks, fruits and energy bars is always the good idea while trekking. You never know when you might need them.

Sunscreen - If you don’t want to get tanned.