Further along the fortification is a spacious rock cut cave named "Lakshmi Kothi". It was used to keep the loot from Surat. This is an ideal place for staying on the fort and can easily accommodate more than 50 people.
On the west side, there is a long and narrow wall-like fortified spur called Vinchu kata (Scorpion’s tail) because of its shape. (Dimensions: 1500m long & 30m wide). This Vinchu Kata' was used for keeping a watch on the nearby area. On the way to Vinchu kata, you can see newly built Dargah. This is the tomb of Sheikh Umar.
Since it was raining heavily, at times the visibility was hardly a few meters. It's windy, foggy on the top. So we decided to skip visiting vinchu Kata and Lakshmi Kothi and started descending fort at 1.15 pm.
While descending the fort, we found too much crowd and traffic jam of people while climbing the steps. It hardly took 20 min to reach base village. We had our lunch at local restaurant at the base village, Lohagadwadi. We ordered Pithle-Bhakri, Food was average but as we were hungry, we found delicious.
We started with our return journey at 2.15 Pm as we wanted to visit Bhaje cave before catching 5.30 PM local at Malavali. Soon, we reached to Bhaje village by 4 pm and spotted few enthusiastic tourists who were trying to get drenched themselves under waterfall. As we started climbing step towards Bhaje cave, soon there was heavy rain started along with heavy winds for almost 10 mins. It took 20 min to reach caves, Entry ticket was Rs 15/- each. We spent almost 45 min there and then started descend. We reached Malavali station by 5.30 PM, saw there was huge rush on the platform for train going towards Pune. Since we all were tired and we don’t want to travel in standing till Pune, we decided to catch 5.35 PM local to Lonavala which left from lonavala at 6.20 PM towards Pune. I got down at Chinchwad at 7.30 PM. We reached home by 8:30 PM. A bit tired, but with sense of fulfilment.